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The IDPF states the following in a thread about EPUB 3 Rendering in EPUB 2 reading systems Although EPUB 3 is not perfectly backwards compatible with EPUB 2, a goal of the recent revision was to ensure, as much as possible, a basic level of rendering when features overlap. The thread particularly mentions that providing the NCX data is necessary, which ...


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Waterfi sells waterproofed Kindle paperwhite. It's rather expensive ( approx. $100 more than a non-waterproofed Kindle ), here you can find a video review.


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Take a look at the earl, it is an android device with a 6” Flexible, sunlight viewable, E-ink screen (1024x758) with front light. It also comes with a solar panel, so you might want to put it on the outside of your pack (as long as you don't go hiking in the UK). It has not been released yet, but it should be available this summer (I certainly hope I have ...


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The device that you need is basically an e-ink ereader, all of them have the features that you have requested. Since there are many different brands and models, each one with its own set of different features, I suggest you to take a look at the comparison page on Wikipedia, that has in one place all the informations that you need to make your choice; if ...


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The biggest issue is likely to be background network use. For example, Amazon's Kindles will continue to use Whispernet and/or WiFi in the background. Assuming you have turned those features off, you would want to power it off entirely only if: You plan to store it for a long period, on the order of months. You plan to open up the physical case for some ...


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The answer to that can largely be broken down into two parts for EPUB2 and EPUB3. First, for EPUB2 as it is currently the most common EPUB format: The most important thing to understand with regards to EPUB compatibility is that there are actually only a few readers available for commercial (i.e. DRM'd) EPUB content. As you might expect, Amazon and Apple ...


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Long story short: Poorly. The user control that you mention is one of the great strengths of ebooks, but the problem that it brings with it is that really precise control of the look of the page gets thrown out the window. Many (myself included) would argue that this is a worthwhile sacrifice. As I mentioned in an answer to a question about embedding fonts ...


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I lay an old shelf (from a shelf unit I tossed out) across the tub to make a table. It works for my ereader and I even use it for my laptop sometimes (it's wide enough that I don't have to worry about the laptop getting knocked in by accident). I keep a towel next to the tub within arms reach to ensure that I can dry my hands off, if needed.


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I know you're looking for a technical solution, but I just use my ereader :) Unless you drop it in the water, it'll work just fine. I've been ereading in the bath for years now and haven't had a disaster yet.


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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 this, but, as you can imagine, you will be breaking the DRM. It is therefore not legal, at least in the United States and presumably other countries where the ...


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It depends on specific device and its architecture. Those that are built on top of Android, typically tend to get AOSP ports, e.g. Nook (here's Simple Touch instructions), or Kindles - the latter even has CyanogenMod ROM. Sony PRST 1 was hacked to expose full underlying rooted Android but I'm not sure if AOSP based ROM is available for it - this might be ...


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Page flipping¹ is normally supported by a reading application (not necessarily by all). For this to be effective on a software reader, or specific hardware reader, the refresh rate of the screen needs to be relatively high, to be able to draw and redraw all of the intermediate stages of the 'flipping' page. So some ebook readers (I would assume most e-Ink ...


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The FBReaderJ¹ used to have the limitation that the HTML files could not be in subdirectories within the EPUB/ZIP file. I am not sure when or if that was solved. Calibre has some options for EPUB output generation, that include the above deficiency and the HTML file-size limitation mentioned in the question. Other such reader limitations, if widespread, ...


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You didn't mention any budget limitations, right? Ok, then. First, install a large screen TV above your tub. Base your TV screen size on the distance between the "head" end of your tub and the wall with the TV screen. 42 inch (diagonal) will do fine for most bathrooms. Buy an Apple TV and connect it to the large screen TV. I'm assuming you already have a ...


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E-ink have had their Triton technology for a few years, which has been available in several commercial products: Hanvon color eReader, JetBook Color and PocketBook Color Lux. I cannot find the reference, but IIRC there are multiple layers through which the light needs to reflect. Therefore the lighting conditions need to be better than for monochrome eInk ...


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In the Folder View, you can select the folder view, which probably gives you Cybook/.../ etc. at the top. Then select the parent directory in the top-left corner of the display repeatedly until you see a Cybook and an SD icon. The top will read Library. Select SD and after that navigate to the books in the (sub)folder on your SD card. (If you happen to ...


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There is an extensive (though maybe not exhaustive) list of ebook formats on Wikipedia. The article does a comparison on the formats. The most widely supported formats are epub and pdf (and mobi/prc / KF8 / AZW if you include Amazon Kindle). Of course, plain text is probably THE most supported format, but I'm assuming you meant something that supports ...


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Before bending, warm the "clam" with an electric paint stripper (maybe a hairdryer is enough). I used a heat focusing cone for the stripper. Apply short shots from a short distance until the plastic is warm and stays in shape when moved. Keep in place until cooled. I did this more than one year ago and it still works. Be very careful with bending when ...


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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 putting reader without inflexible cover with paper books in same bag, can mechanically damage display (even if glass is not broken). And display is rather ...


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Collection download and transfer Ability to synchronize your collection between multiple devices Ability to synchronize your collection with the cloud As a subset of this, backing up and restoring your collection in the cloud Ability to manually download books from your PC collection to mobile device without automated syncing Ability to connect to eBook ...


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To add to already good answers: NOTEs: "[Phone]" marks features that have more impact and usefulness on a smartphone and may be less important on a tablet. I won't delve into content management/library organization features (e.g. dealing with multiple books), as that warrants its own Q&A in my opinion, and was also mentioned as a bullet in Jason Down'...


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Perhaps this might help: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-secret-nook-simple-touch-web-browser.html Relevant quote: With the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight and the original operating system, the process is a bit more complex: Connect to a WiFi network, use the Quick Nav Bar to go to Settings, and then choose Connect your Facebook, ...


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Your best bet is to ask before you buy. It depends on the reason the book was released in the EPUB 3 format. If it's a static text, and the publisher was only trying to follow the latest guidelines and standards, they may have added the extra bits required by the older standard, so it would degrade gracefully and be available to more customers. If, on ...


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Eink devices usually don't have screens with a smooth surface, they have a slight roughness, in order to simulate the look and feel of printed paper and to prevent unwanted light reflections on the surface during reading. Applying a protective film over it will remove this feature; I don't know if such films with a non-smooth surface are in existance, but ...


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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 this is not a shopping question." So, does the existence of the Kobo Aura H2O make it okay to consider this a shopping question, i.e. does its existence make my ...


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One of the most famous is The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, which is a travel guide that is mentioned periodically in the novel of the same name (and also its sequels) by Douglas Adams.


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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 also tweak it to your needs with many options for dimensions, spacing, margins, justification and thickness. You can read a couple of reviews, here and here, ...


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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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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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There is one major advantage of using add on cards for storing books, and that is in case the device has problems with some of the newly added books. If you use a card you keep your devices internal memory clean. Sometimes it happens that you have a faulty ebook, or a half-written one, that confuses the ebook-reader. It is not always possible for the ebook-...


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