Hot answers tagged

15 votes
Accepted

How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

Please note that if you simply need to transfer .epub files to the reader, you can simply connect it to your computer with an USB cable, it will be treated like an external USB storage drive; you can ...
  • 6,146
12 votes
Accepted

Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

Exactly the same problem. Fedora 24, Kobo mini connected via micro USB cable Kobo starts charging but no sign of it on computer, no "connect" option on kobo. Tried a different cable and hey presto ...
9 votes
Accepted

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 ...
  • 617
8 votes
Accepted

How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

If you look at the bottom of the page you linked: http://store.kobobooks.com/it-IT/ebook/tutto-sherlock-holmes you'll see: As you can see, this book is listed as "Senza DRM" (DRM-Free on the ...
  • 590
8 votes
Accepted

Kobo by FNAC does not show covers when sleeping

It turns out it's a factory setting for the FNAC versions. It can be changed by connecting it to your computer and editing a file inside a hidden folder: .kobo/affiliate.conf. You should change it ...
5 votes

Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

Just tried this on my laptop (running Mint 18.2) and my Kobo Aura One was not detected. I tried Steve's solution of trying a different cable but it did not work for me, which I found strange since I'...
  • 151
5 votes

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 ...
  • 4,628
4 votes

How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

I've managed to upload external ePubs to Kobo's Desktop App on a Mac. Whether a similar process would work on a Windows machine, I can't comment, but in case this helps any Mac users out there: You ...
  • 141
4 votes
Accepted

What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Kobo ereader devices My 1st gen Kobo Glo has the following fonts pre-installed (I suppose other Kobo devices use the same set; it is possible for the user to add more but I think this is beyond the ...
  • 6,146
4 votes
Accepted

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 ...
  • 203
4 votes
Accepted

How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I was impatient so I went ahead with the procedure. (Although worried about bricking a new device, I got it mainly to read PDFs and therefore really wanted to have KOReader up and running). So I will ...
3 votes

What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Here -- as best as I can tell -- are the system fonts for selected Android reading systems: Kindle for Android: (updated 8/2022) Amazon Ember Bold (Sans Serif) Bookerly Caecilia Georgia Palatino ...
3 votes
Accepted

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 ...
  • 203
3 votes
Accepted

Create a DRM Compatible reader?

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 ...
  • 351
3 votes

Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Assuming the book(s) have no DRM, this is what I do: Connect your phone to your computer and move the epub onto your computer. Import the epub into Calibre. Connect your Kobo to your computer. Use ...
2 votes

How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

You can't expect answers if you refuse to accept answers that state the truth. afaik, you can't make a Kobo sync state with sideloaded books (and I've delved a long way into the software and database ...
  • 482
2 votes

How to reset Kobo web browser bookmarks on Kobo Mini

there should be an "x" ico next to each bookmark URL, and when pressed, a box should pop up and ask you if you would like to delete the bookmark. Simply press yes if you do and no to exit.
2 votes

Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

If you're more interested in a backup (I also use Pocket with my Kobo) then I'd suggest signing up to ifttt.com, signing in with your Pocket account, and an Instapaper account (create one if you don't ...
2 votes

Can I store my Kobo library on a PC to prevent lengthy download times

Absolutely. Download & install Adobe Digital Editions (http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html). Follow the instructions here
  • 482
2 votes

What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

iBooks (v. 4.10) Athelas Charter Georgia Iowan Palatino San Francisco Seravek -- Sans Serif Times New Roman Related: here's a deep dive into the system iBooks fonts (written in 2011, but still ...
2 votes

What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

Important Note: Kindle devices (and possibly apps on ios/android/windows) targeted for non-English speaking countries might have a different set of default fonts. I've seen reports starting in 2016 (...
2 votes

How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I have a different type of Kobo (Glo HD), and no knowledge of DRM implementation for ePub, though I would expect that a variety of distinct DRM techniques can be used on ePub files. I would however ...
  • 1,162
2 votes

Kobo Pocket stopped working for specific sites

Nothing needs to change on your Kobo for this to stop working. The only thing that needs to happen is that the site where you get your pages from changes from providing whole pages to partial ones ...
  • 7,621
2 votes

Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I also own a Kobo ereader. From what I can see, the rather messy output that you get is probably caused by a badly formatted ebook file, being it .pdf or .epub. It is just a supposition, but I really ...
  • 6,146
2 votes

Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

In Preferences - Adding Books in Adding Actions tab there is a preference Automatically convert added books to the current format You need to click that off. The default is off.
  • 1,210
2 votes

I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

It's difficult to answer this in a format that's useful for Stack Exchange since it usually turns into a long comment thread of "Have you tried this?" so I'll try a more generic answer. The sequence ...
  • 121
2 votes

I can't connect my Kobo Glo to my Laptop

You must be absolutely sure that your USB cable supports the data connections. Many cheap cables do not, and can be used for charging only. Thus I mark all my USB cables which support data with "...
  • 367
2 votes

How to add read status column in calibre?

Caliber has the option to add custom columns. The option is available trough Preferences -> Add your own columns -> Add custom column. The complete procedure is explained in this article: does ...
2 votes

Disable extra (page?) numbers showing up in kobo

The page numbers you're seeing are inserted by the (Adobe) RMSDK used to render epubs on Kobo. You can go to Settings and under "Page Appearance", uncheck "Show Adobe EPUB page numbers&...
  • 590

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible