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Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application available. You can download from here which is available for all operating systems. Adobe Digital Editions is also one of the e-book manager by Adobe. You can access it from here. Alfa Ebooks Manager features a lot of templates and options for library vizualization. Besides, it allows ...


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Calibre It is the leading ebook management tool. However, you should be aware when you do add a title into Calibre it will embed a bookmark file in the META-INF folder and will modify your .opf file. Other than that it is avaiable for all environments: Calibre for Windows; 64-bit Calibre for Mac Linux; How to install on Ubunutu: sudo add-apt-repository ...


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Do prices tend to increase, decrease, or stay the same during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)? From my experience, book prices tend to be reduced around the holiday season, September-January, to drive sales when some people buy tablets or mobile devices as gifts or even on Black Friday. Depending on the e-retailer there are some ...


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According to the Kindle support forums, after purchasing a book, you will be presented with an option to send the book to additional Kindle devices. You will need to do this for each of the devices you would like to send the book to - there is no option to send it to all of them. Also, keep in mind that most books limit the number of devices that they may ...


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If you are using Calibre, its database is already set to have each piece of information about a book in its proper field (i.e., there will be a field for the title, another for the author, another one for the series and series numbering, and so on), but I'm sure that you already know this. So, within Calibre, you don't need (and you are not supposed) to ...


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This should be easy if you register the Kindles with the same Amazon account. Connect your Kindles to the same Amazon account. On the new Kindle find from the "home screen" or "main menu" find "cloud" or "archived items" and select it. Select the book you want to download, it should transfer to your Kindle. You can also do this through the Amazon website. ...


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When you connect the new device to your account, you will be able to see all of the existing books in your library. You can then download whichever ones you want to have on the new device.


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Warning: I highly recommend consulting a lawyer for dealing with legal issues such as this one. The advice I provide should not take the place of proper legal counsel. Unless you have permission from the copyright holder for the work that you are hosting on your website, yes - it most likely is illegal. There are a few possible ways one might deal with this ...


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As Nathan Yegler already blogged: “it’s more fun to write programs to help you write slides than it is to write slides.”. There is a plethora of programs out there that allow you to make slides in many forms and there are books on the subject as well¹. From personal experience I can recommend starting with a structured mark-up based format for editing that ...


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You can lend Kindle books to others through the Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200549320 "A Kindle book can only be loaned one time" and loans are limited to 14 days.


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I am not sure why you would need to run this on a web server; if it is just for backup reasons and distributed access I would just push the folder in one of the common online storage solutions like Dropbox or similar. Calibre can be run as a server itself and offer the files in its library via a web interface. You can then access the files via the web ...


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Calibre organises the books that way, there isn't much you can do about it. If you want to use it, you must accept that folder structure. Anyway, books are better categorised by using tags and other metadata informations. Beside that, Calibre can also run as a web server, providing a website-like interface that you can access from every browser. ...


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As written in the Calibre manual you should use tags: But suppose you want to find all unread science fiction books. There’s no easy way to do this with this folder scheme, [...] In calibre, you would instead use tags to mark genre and read status and then just use a simple search query like tag:scifi and not tag:read. It might take a while to get ...


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I do disagree with idiotprogrammer's answer because this question does dive into DRM which plays a large part in ebooks. You could try changing the authorization of your Adobe Digital Editions account, reference: "How do I change the authorization on my laptop" with a re-install. If that doesn't work you would need to contact ebooks.com. Since you're ...


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As long as you uploaded that specific book to google play books (in contrast to buying it on that platform) you can simply download it as a epub/pdf file using Adobe Digital Editions. A detailed tutorial on this procedure can be found at Google Play Help.


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There's a plugin called Modify ePub which could remove Calibre bookmarks. But I haven't tried it myself.


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Jeboorker is also a look worth. I use it to manage my local epub and pdf ebooks. It's open source, and available for Linux and Windows. You can downlaod it here.


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By deleting an ebook I assume that it is a matter of a book that you have purchased and finished reading. In this case if you delete your book from the online library all Kindle synced devices that had the book will also delete it. In case you are talking about a book that you have published, and then unpublished for editing, the previous version of the ...


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Ok, so here is my current solution, which is not perfect but that corresponds more or less with my current need. PC with windows are using the portable version of Calibre. The library and the metadata are stored in a specific dir in my filesystem that is synchronized with my local onedrive directory. Android devices are using the Calibre Companion app ($4) ...


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Yes, I have been calling for something similar for a few years now :) The real question is DRM; I assume that you are not talking about moving books bought on Amazon because those can't be transferred by memory card. In fact, the Kindle app is really the only tool for viewing and syncing purchased content. For me, any tablet I have contains the Adobe app (...


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Depends on a lot of things. First, are you using an eink version of a kindle? or a Kindle Fire? If you are using e-ink (and therefore can't use pdf easily), I would recommend buying ebooks from Oreilly or Packt Publishing. They're very expensive, but at least they will format properly for an eink device. (by the way, both companies have pretty good ...


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If you connect the Kindle to the computer, it will be installed as removable drive. So nothing easier as simply copy all books to the computer, connect the second device and copy the books back.


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The PDF you linked was generated by LaTeX (or some other TeX derivative, like XeTeX) with the Beamer package. See: Links from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beamer_(LaTeX) QuickStart: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/


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Creating a PDF which shows (effectively) as a a series of slides is not difficult. You just need to set the paper size to an appropriate size for your needs. In a pinch, I sometimes use PDFs as slides since I can still use my remote control slide advancer (since it just sends page down and page up keyboard commands wirelessly). Related to your question, ...


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Google Play Books is a good cloud option. They have iphone, android, and web. If you are looking for conversion functionality and more than just a library / reading, calibre as mentioned is useful.


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You actually want to build HTML5-based standalone desktop apps. You should try: App.js (http://appjs.com/) Tide SDK (http://www.tidesdk.org/) Node webkit (https://github.com/rogerwang/node-webkit) I don't know how well they play together with JQuery, or with already written eBooks, but you can make a try. Actually many times the point with this packages ...


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In iTunes, there is an option to "Gift this book". With the Mac version of iTunes, the "Buy Book" button that is directly below the cover art for the book in the upper left side of the page has a popup menu accessed by clicking on the down arrow on the far right of the button. "Gift this book" is the first option on that menu. You would need an iTunes ...


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In Calibre, the Add books menu choice has several options. One is: "Add books from directories, including sub-directories (Multiple books per directory, assumes every ebook file is a different book): Allows you to choose a directory. The directory and all its sub-directories are scanned recursively and any ebooks found are added to the library. calibre ...


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If you are referring to this website: http://www.mobisystems.com/android/ub-reader/ for the UB reader app you mention in your question; then they state on their homepage that the: Universal Book Reader is a stylish and user-friendly eBook reading app for Android. UB Reader provides a comfortable reading experience for Android smartphones and tablets, ...


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Install Python, download KindleUnpack and unpack the mobi book using the following command: python kindle_unpack.py INPUT_FILE OUTPUT_FOLDER (KindleUnpack only works with DRM-free books.)


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