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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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Part of the screen on my reader is stuck

This looks like broken eInk display and I'm afraid that only display replacement can help here. eInk displays are rather fragile and not only dropping, but something that looks not so dangerous, like ...
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Installing own font & using it to read ebook

Kobo ereaders are known for their font customization capabilities. They have a dozen of preinstalled fonts, and a couple of them aimed exactly to dyslexic readers. Besides selecting the font, you can ...
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How do I wipe clean kindle e-reader?

To factory reset your Kindle to wipe it clean of data: From Home, tap the Menu (three dots) icon, and then tap Settings. Tap the Device Options, and then tap Reset Device. Your Kindle will restart.
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Part of the screen on my reader is stuck

Although this might be a broken display as @dsznajder suggest. It could be that there is "just" a problem with the connection between the motherboard and the display. This results in not all pixels, ...
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What are my options for reading an ebook in the bathtub?

There are waterproof ereaders. Or at least I know of one ereader that heavily markets itself as waterproof: the Kobo Aura H2O. The question says "I don't think there are any waterproof ereaders so ...
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Can I share premium ebooks online for free?

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 ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

There is no need to 'hack' or 'jailbreak' a Kobo reader—they can read PDFs natively. The following comes from their site: You'll find some differences when you're reading PDF books compared ...
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ePub readers for Windows that support continous scrolling?

Try the calibre ebook viewer: open your book and enable "Switch to flow mode" (the button on the top right corner)
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Reader interactivity in epub3/other ebook formats

There's no support for that currently. EPUB is intended to be a one-way delivery system, that is why it's contents are packaged in a predictable format with strict specifications. In order to alter ...
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Reader interactivity in epub3/other ebook formats

The epub 3.0 spec forbids scripts from changing the DOM of the document, so this will not be possible. Here's the relevant bit: It must not allow a container-constrained script to modify the DOM of ...
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Could my eBook reader be infected by some sort of virus?

As long as those readers don't provide the possibility to install third party software you should be quite safe. As the main weakness of Android is the Enduser - installing bad applications containing ...
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Reader for scientific papers - what should I look for?

It's hard to tell exactly what is going wrong without being able to at least poke around inside the files you're having problems with, unfortunately. Just as not all ebook readers are created equal, ...
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Which is the best way to use ancient Greek fonts in an epub?

I think that embedding the font you want to use is your best option. Many fonts have a set of greek (and/or non latin) letters, so you should be safe by just typing the letters, and they should be ...
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Which ePub readers are available for Windows?

You can try IceCream Ebook Reader: Meet Icecream Ebook Reader, one of the best free EPUB readers that transforms your computer screen into a convenient top-notch ebook reader. The tool enables you ...
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ePub readers for Windows that support continous scrolling?

You can use Firefox with the EPUBReader extension. With the extension installed, open Firefox, then Ctrl+O to open a file. Locate and select your epub file. By default, EPUBReader shows the ebook ...
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Can I use Kindle to read research papers?

Hello and welcome to forum. I am also mainly using kindle to read research papers. PDF files with two columns are running smoothly and fast on kindle (from the performance point of view). The problem ...
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Does a screensaver serve any purpose on eink displays?

Technically it isn't a screensaver since the images are static (unless of course the device cycles through images at regular intervals). Either way, e-ink doesn't suffer from burn-in, so it really isn'...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

Yes it is possible if you change the code of your Kobo a bit. A broad explanation and functions is explained in this forum post on another website: Mobile Read Kobo. You must add the following code ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

Perhaps renting works differently from buying/lending/borrowing ebooks, but all you do is to download the Kindle reading app on your device. Then, the rented item will magically appear after you ...
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Reader for scientific papers - what should I look for?

I had similar problems since most of the (physics-related) articles I read have two columns of text and lots of equations and figures. I can recommend a free software tool called "k2pdfopt" written by ...
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How is an ebook made? What kind of software and hardware are used?

For general purposes, Ebooks are simple websites, contained inside of a predictable folder. This folder is composed mostly of the content of the ebook itself which is the form xhtml and css. The ...
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Is there a small easel or book butler for an ereader?

There are mini easels (like these from Amazon), I have seen them in all kinds of different sizes in shops catering for artists (in Germany). Given that your ebook is rigid (all that I know are), you ...
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Can I keep a reading diary on my device?

You can not directly keep a diary on your device of your written reviews. If that is your question. You can indeed write your review on the device after finishing the book. And you can always find it ...
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What are my options for reading an ebook in the bathtub?

I use a ziplock bag with a Kindle Paperwhite all the time. Works perfectly! It doesn't interfere with the touchscreen. I had purchased a waterproof case from Amazon, but it's kind of a pain to get ...
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Are there any rugged ebook readers out there?

For kindle devices, redpepper cases are very rugged and waterproof.
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Scaling all pages in a PDF or DJVU file to the same size

There is a program called jPdftweak which will let you scale pdf pages to whatever size you would want. You can set the parameters for the conversion to the larger page size and jPdftweak will scale ...
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Reader for scientific papers - what should I look for?

In my personal opinion, pdf and e-ink do not go together well. The problem is that pdf is not really reflowable, so you must stick with the page format of the paper. Besides the suggestions already ...
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What 's the best way to read a scientific PDF?

If you want to be able to read anything on a device in a direct sunlight your only choice is an ereader using electronic ink. Here is an example, outdoors on a sunny day with the sun blasting directly ...
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