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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I prefer Calibre solution. Debian Calibre package come with ebook-convert utility. Grab HTML files from site by: $ wget -r -np -nc -k -c http://.../.../.. Locate your main HTML file (usually book....
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

Any non-DRM'ed epub ebook is just a renamed zipped folder. All you'll need to do is rename the file from <filename>.epub to <filename>.zip and unzip the folder. At that point, you should ...
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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I had the exact same problem for a long time. You can produce good results with Calibre, but I found the process was a bit involved. Instead I created a way to do this much more easily. It's a ...
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Read Kindle books without Kindle or Kindle app?

Yes, you can in theory read Kindle books on almost any other ebook reader or tablet. However, this requires you to convert your mobi or azw file to other formats, such as epub. There is software for ...
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Converting raw text to Epub

Epub Format Epub is actually a collection of files in ZIP format. You can create an epub without any specialize tool, for example taking a book's content from https://github.com/Gluejar/...
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

There are several different possible solutions for your task. The approaches differ in terms of used tools and level of automation. a technically very easy way is a special Google Chrome browser ...
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

You cannot do this in bulk without some programming. As @Tom indicated, .epub files are ZIP files. The extensions of the "file names" in the ZIP files for images are often, but not guaranteed to be '....
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I found PaperCrop a very useful and powerful tool. It is free and highly customizable so you can either relay to automatic detection of columns and sections by program or customize each page format.
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Convert Blog to book

I used to convert web pages to PDF, but on the Kindle it is much nicer to read mobi documents. To convert web pages to mobi, I highly recommend the GrabMyBooks firefox extension. It is the one piece ...
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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

Obviously cost is the major concern, but often the importance of having color graphics in a printed book is overrated. For example, I have published a few print technical books with lots of ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

This feature was removed as the result of changes of the mwlib that was used for export to ocg that has better support for non-latin scripts for PDF files. In the process EPUB export was disabled, ...
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Known Issues with Amazon's Converter

Kindle uses ISO-8859-1 format, not UTF-8. So there are a lot of characters not natively included in Amazon's format. I am Spanish and I find issues with characters like — (em dash) or € (euro currency)...
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Converting DOC (with images) to EPUB

Calibre is very useful piece of software for ebook-handling purposes, it has many options for converting between formats and generally does a good job keeping the original formatting and images intact....
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How convert multi-column PDF files to readable PDF in 6 inches display devices?

I have created a python code for this purpose. It solves my problem and hope it will be helpful for others. Background : I had 2 sided pdf document which I had to zoom for clarity. I decide to create ...
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Bulk conversion of PDF books to DJVU/MOBI/EPUB

I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to stick with PDF but I recently just converted over 1T of EPUBS & MOBIs to PDF as I use Adobe Acrobat X Pro on a daily basis both personally, academically and ...
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What is the best way to read manga on Kindle?

The fastest and simplest way is to use a comic book archive format. If you already have the image files, make sure that they are named with the correct alphabetical and numerical order (I.E. cover....
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How to convert tagged articles into a single ebook without losing tags for reading on kindle?

Probably the best approach for this would be to treat each category as a chapter. The whole point of chapters in a book is to control the order in which a reader proceeds through the book. It sounds ...
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Convert two similar formatted files to two column epub

In general, you will probably not get good results on most devices when trying to do a two column layout in epub. There is no way of correlating one paragraph to another, which means you will probably ...
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Is there any way to get a discounted ebook if I already have the book?

This would depend on the publisher, and as you mention, it's difficult to prove that you bought the book unless you bought it directly from the publisher and they have a record of it. Many publishers ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

Given the restriction of the book being viewable on the older eInk Kindles—no, you will not be able to replicate this layout perfectly. Particularly with images spanning page spreads, but also ...
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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I went nuts figuring this out. Developed mile long Xpath strings and what not. Then it turned out to be ridiculously simple. I am ignoring op systems in this answer... (a) for the conversion to epub ...
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Clean up converted ebook

In Calibre you can play around Heuristic Processing option while converting your files.
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How do I make an ebook of sheet music?

My recommendation is to keep it as a PDF and let people read it by using a PDF app on their tablet. As long as you have a decent sized tablet (9 inches or more), PDFs can look superb. I don't know ...
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Bulk conversion of PDF books to DJVU/MOBI/EPUB

I'm going to push back on your question a bit -- why would you want to convert from PDF to epub? Both are rendered formats, and their rendering is specific to the tool used to render them. PDF's by ...
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How to change text alignment with Calibre book editor

You can use a CSS style to apply this formatting to all your text: body { text-align: left; } This rule will be applied to all your text, so it will affect both regular paragraphs (<p> and ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

There is an extension for Firefox called GrabMyBooks that can convert any webpage to .epub format. It seems to me that it was also available for Chrome, but I'm not entirely sure, maybe I'm wrong.
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