If the EPUB is DRM free, you can upload it to your Google Play Books account. Then if you enable note syncing from the mobile app, it'll save the notes in a doc on your Google Drive and use that to sync them across devices. The notes will show up in the web reader too, and changes you make on the web will show up on your other devices. Google has ...
Here is a Python script I use to automate reducing the size of epub books:
$ python epub-shrink/app.py input_file.epub output_file.epub --jpeg-quality=25
To print out epub metadata,
To edit the metadata, you'd need to unzip it and then zip it back again, as mentioned by others, epub is just a zip file
mv yourbook.epub tempfolder
mv yourbook.epub ../youroldbook.epub
Find and edit the metadata in opf file
find . -iname '*.opf'
Just hit this myself trying to put a book on Smashwaords. It seems that browsing a book with Calibre adds an extra file called 'calibre_bookmarks.txt'. (Smashwords spots it, but the IDPF's Epub Validator doesn't!)
The solution's simple enough:
Change the book's extension from .epub to .zip. (Eg: mybook.epub ->
Open the .zip file.
Delete the '...
I suggest you use Sigil, or another ebook creator software.
Don't start from scratch with an .html file, it's more complicated, start from scratch with a sofware. I can list the things that you can have with that kind of sofwares that you'll have automatically, and that you couldn't have with a non specialised software.
And be careful if you use a word ...
KindleGen supports both NCX pagelists and ADE page-maps. I.e., you'll have to add a pagelist/page-map and you'll also have to add page target markers in the (X)HTML files.
Note that the official Amazon tools won't generate APNX files. However, KindleUnpack can generate them from a mobi file generated by KindleGen.
You could also generate KFX files with the ...
Originally Posted by mrh882 View Post I have an ebook that looks fine
in Calibre and the Kindle viewer. No weird characters. When I send it
to my K3, however, I get squares with question marks in them. These
are not replacing any characters - sometimes before a comma, after a
comma, or in the middle of a sentence.
Hopefully someone knows why ...
Amazon may have resolved this for us, or it's just one of those things that worked itself out. I haven't changed the CSS at all after posting the question, but I DID convert the book to KFX format using the plugin for Calibre, and the renamed the KFX file with a .mobi extension, opened it in Kindle for Mac, and viola the colors are sticking:
What you're ...
At our shop we create a separate set of EPUB source files to convert to MOBI, and we perform a bunch of automated hacks on them before zipping and converting so the eventual MOBI file will be formatted correctly. In the case of list-style-type: none, our hack is to replace the li with a p and the ul with a div.
I don't think text-align left and Justify text have anything to do with one another. Justification is usually controlled by the reading system, while text-align left is the default behavior for text. The css property text-align mainly has to do with alignment inside of a box (usually a single line). You could use another css property to scoot the text to the ...
If you want an easy way to do it, probably the easiest solution is to use the Calibre program. It lets you convert almost any format into an .epub file, which the (separate) Calibre editor can then edit. If desired, you can use Calibre to convert the edited .epub file back to the original format as a final step.
The .mobi format simply can't be edited in ...
BookFusion is what you are looking for. BookFusion provides you with a cloud based platform and native Android and iOS apps to allow you to easily upload , organize and read your eBooks across all devices.
More at https://www.bookfusion.com/reading/cloud-library
It is device agnostic and as a result you can read and access your books on any device. You ...
Yes. Once you've purchased the book, you can go to "My Books" and find the one you want to download. Below the thumbnail of the book cover there is a "..." menu which looks like this when expanded:
Click "Download" and you'll be presented with a dialog:
Now you can load the downloaded epub on any reader you like.
If you do not plan to distribute the copies, there is a better solution to just re-type everything - especially if there is more than 1 book.
Scan book page by page.
OCR the resulting images.
Sister only makes correction where it is needed - or not at all, if mistakes can be "corrected" in the mind, while reading.
Depending on the choices for step 2, you ...
Amazon and Apple have their own DRM schemes and you won't be able to create an ereader that opens books from their stores. But most others use Adobe DRM, and you can license Adobe's Reader Mobile SDK to do this. ARMSDK is very expensive (when I was involved with a related project many years ago, it was many thousands of dollars a year for a license), and it ...
The Amazon Publishing Guidelines has sample code for making a nested html TOC.
It's on page 16
<div style="margin-left:2%;">Chapter 1</div>
<div style="margin-left:2%;">Chapter 2</div>
<div style="margin-left:2%;">Chapter 3</div>
<div style="margin-left:4%;">Subchapter 1</div&...
Since most epub3 readers and current Kindle models and apps support popup footnotes, the easiest solution would be to use footnotes for all book references.
What app(s) are you using to write your book?
To accomplish this, you would need to write a css media query supported in kindle which detects whether night mode is activated.
Here's a two year old thread about the topic. Not very useful, btw, and they go off on a tangent. They offer advice about how to create css media queries to target specific devices. This is not a good strategy for dealing with ...
I cleaned up the code by deleting the excess id tags (these were added by inDesign when exporting to epub and were unnecessary), and that fixed it. Still no idea why this specific paragraph had issues and not others, which also contained excess id tags. Turns out, inDesign had added some nice little code to the CSS for the class "_idGenParaOverride-1" to ...
For safest saving work with text in the text field, whether in special programs (Calibre, Sigil) or writing a simple post in a discussion or forum, it is good to copy this text(ctrl + c)and paste(ctrl + v)to notepad (or its equivalent according operating system) and save it separately.
(For example, PSPad or Notepad++ highlights special characters)
One of the reasons this can happen is if the Calibre "convert to MOBI" preferences form has the Personal Dog tag set to [PDOC]. Then it will not show up in some versions of Kindle in the list of "Books", but it will still appear under "Documents".
Is not possible to change this tag using Calibre. A workaround is to convert it back to EPUB and then again to ...
First, we need to distinguish what is what code is used for. Some code do not describe books (ISSN, ISMN, URN). Others describe library sorting (LCSH, DDC), where these systems were built long before computers and electronic books (LCSH - 1898, DDC - 1876). And there is not a complete practice of dealing with this.
ISBN - International Standard Book Number
You can't generalise, because there are many e-book reader programs, and all of them work differently.
In the Calibre e-book reader program, for instance, the user can design a personal stylesheet, which is an optional choice by the user. That is a user-customisable stylesheet which, if present, will over-ride all the css settings embedded in the e-book (in ...
Old question, but I came in search of an answer and have some things to share on this topic!
Adobe InDesign uses character or paragraph styles to format italics and bold, using a relevant font family, this is correct. There used to be a way to visually "force" a style, but I'm using Creative Cloud and have the most recent InDesign, which doesn't show these ...
zip -X0 ../myEPUB.epub mimetype
zip -9 -r ../myEPUB.epub META-INF OEBPS
another common error i was getting was extra characters in mimetype 'Mimetype file should only contain the string 'application/epub+zip' and should not be compressed'
I found that my editor Geany was adding a newline when I saved the file and this caused an epubcheck error - a tweak in ...