Questions about reading ebooks on your computer, or using your computer to transfer ebooks to an ebook reader.

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Can I continue reading from Kindle on PC

Is it possible to read a progressing book (pdf) I started on Kindle, on PC? I would like to realize this scenario: Read book on Kindle. Connect Kindle to PC/Software and pick up where I stopped ...
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Convert web pages to one file for ebook

I want to download HTMLs (example: http://www.brpreiss.com/books/opus6/) and join it to one HTML or some other format that i can use on ebook reader. Sites with free books don't have standard paging, ...
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epub editor or generator for Linux [closed]

I'd like to create e-book files in the .epub format. I already have the text with some formatting (as .html, .doc, .rtf etc.), and I need an editor (preferably WYSIWYG) in which I can make these ...
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How to read an ACSM file on Linux?

So, I needed the Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex textbook to complete a homework assignment this week. I needed it in a digital format because I'm going to POPL 2016 tomorrow and I can't have it ...
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Calibre: How to maintain style when converting from EPUB to MOBI?

I'm using Calibre. I manually tweaked the HTML and CSS, from within Calibre, for my ebook's epub file. When exporting to epub, the ebook looks exactly like I want it to. But, when converting the ...
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Batch-convert lit -> txt

Is there a tool for Windows to batch-convert a folder of .lit files to a different format, preferably plain-text?
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What are dark pixels on my SONY PRS-T1 Ebook Reader? [closed]

Has anyone experienced this? What is this dark pixel on my SONY PRS-T1 Ebook Reader shown in the image?
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Export Notes, highlights and bookmarks from non-Amazon books on a Kindle 2

I have a Kindle 2 and I have some books I did not purchase from the Amazon store. Mostly PDFs, text files and .mobi files from other eBook stores. Is there a way to export or otherwise back up my ...
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How to convert PowerPoint presentations into a Kindle/E-reader friendly form?

I have a lot of documents in .ppt and .pptx (blame the co-workers). I would like to read them on way home or elsewhere... when I have a little time to catch up with things. One thing I could do with ...
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. OSX ...
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How to change encoding in ebook webExe

I have ebook - .exe file, in some encoding. I want to replace the coding, but in the book it can't be made how to be? P.s. .exe file - https://dropmefiles.com/HGmZS
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Search for a specific file in a set of folders. If that file is the only one in the folder, delete the folder

I have a very large eBook library. The structure is as follows: /Library /Author Name /Book Name /{.pdf .mobi .epub eBook files}, {.opf metadata files}, {.jpg book cover files} ...
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How to read Daisy format book on mac?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it on mac?
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Possible to pin NVDA's screen reading to one application?

NV Access's screen reader does the job of reading e-books reasonably well; though, in my case I'd like to use it while multi-tasking. For example, I'd like it to continue reading from an e-book ...
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How to generate a table of contents when converting from LaTeX to EPUB using Pandoc?

I'm converting a LaTeX document into an EPUB ebook: pandoc input.tex -o output.epub Everything works fine, however the ebook has a broken TOC: It contains only one item - the book's title. How can ...
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Merge PDFs in the correct order

I'm looking for a way (preferably using the command line on Linux) to merge separate PDFs of book chapters into a single PDF of the book in the correct order (maybe based on the page numbers within ...
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How to read Daisy format book?

I have downloaded an ebook which as they had mention, is in daisy format. It is a zip file containing a number of files with strange extensions. How do I read it?
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To search contents of books in Calibre

The manual says that you can search a book, here. However, I am not sure if this is about its content. I have not managed to find a way to search the content in OSX's Calibre in Yosemite 10.10.3. ...
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Calibre's CHM conversion from PDF

I am trying to convert PDF to CHM. However, I see only these fileformats in the output dialog: Nothing of these is CHM. However, some may be similar. HTMLZ I did a conversion to HTMLZ which ...
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Acrobat Reader & saving last page I read?

I like to read eBooks, but I tend to have a hard time keeping track on which page I am in which file. Is there a bookmark function or something similar that I'm not aware of?
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Are cover.jpg and metadata.opf files included with Book.azw3 important?

I've a book in the .azw3 extension. There are two files included with it in the same folder which are cover.jpg and metadata.opf. Should I keep these files? Note: I use Kindle Previewer or Calibre ...
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How to change a cover icon for a PDF in Amazon Kindle Paperwhite [closed]

I'm an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G user. I have in my collection both, ebooks from Amazon Store, and lectures/books in PDF format from 3rd parties. When my Kindle is in "Cover view", there are many ...
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How to make my document secure before freely distribution?

I have scanned a document and saved in my computer in pdf file. I want that document shall be accessible to all i.e. one shall download it, print it and shall use for personal purpose. I want none to ...
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Export import calibre database

I am using calibre for my e-book management software. Is there any way to export import whole database (Tags, tiles, authors list), so that I can import to another machine?
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Using Calibre to insert metadata for iTunes PDF books

I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF ...
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Make an eBook out of a Website

Suppose that I find a interesting Website (having around 50 pages) Suppose that I want to read it offline on my ebook device How can i do it ? I can download the website through HTTrack and then ...
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How to add edition to ebook title when saving ebook to disk using Calibre?

I want to include the edition, e.g., (4th ed), in the file names of my ebooks. How can I do this in Calibre?
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Syncing between “Kindle for PC” and “Kindle for iPhone”

I have a number of ebooks that I am managing using calibre - E-book management. These books are in a number of various formats (pdf, chm, epub, mobi...etc). I found a blog post that detailed using ...
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How to convert the html book into a pdf (with bookmarks for toc)? [duplicate]

I downloaded a large HTML-formatted reference document, which contains a number of chapters in separate files. I would like to convert the entire document into a single PDF file, preferably with a ...
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Microsoft ebook format (lit) on Linux

I'm looking for a program to open a Microsoft ebook file (.lit) on Linux. It's ok if the program just exports the contents to a .txt (formatted or not). The best solution would be a converter to some ...
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Formatting pdf for kindle

I started with a scan of a book which was a two-column PDF, I then used the gs methods outlined in this thread to put the PDF into single page format, which worked great. This looks good on the PC ...
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How do I catalog/access eBook files in their original location?

I am looking for a way to assign tags to existing .pdf's (or other ebook files formats) without having to modify/move/copy any of them, on Windows. This is due to me already having them in an ...
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how to convert a .exe file to a pdf file?

I have some ebooks with the file extension .exe which can be opened with Adobe flash player 10 . I want to convert these files to pdf files.. If anyone can find me a program to covert these files it ...
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Why can't I read/sync my Mobi format ebooks on the kindle app for mac?

I have uploaded several ebooks (Mobi format, not bought via Amazon) onto my Kindle personal library, and I can read them without a hitch on my Kindle device, but not on the Kindle app for Mac. Is this ...
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Are PRC and MOBI files identical?

Are PRC and MOBI files identical? If I make a working file with the extension .prc have the extension .mobi will it work just as well? The changing of file extension works when I've tested it, and ...
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eBook to JAR format for mobile phone

Is there any way I can convert my eBooks to .jar files? Even if the "eBook" is simply a .txt file. (Calibre can convert between various eBook formats, including .txt and HTML. It has the best ...
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How to download ebook form Kindle to my PC?

I want to be able to read offline the ebook that I've bought from Amazon store. So I need to be able to download the ebook. I don't have a kindle reader (tablet) and don't like to be plugged into ...
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How to combine different editions of the same book in Calibre?

I have the first and second editions of the same book with me. If I include them in Calibre, they are shown as separate entities. Rather, I want them to be shown together (like, how files of the ...
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Why does ColorSync compression increase PDF file size for me?

I have this ebook that I'm trying to send to my Kindle from my Mac. I've done this before; Get a pdf, send it to Kindle address, and make sure the subject is "convert". This causes Amazon to convert ...
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Is there a way to bundle PDF files into to a Kindle friendly file?

I'm downloading PDF approach plates from Navigraph, and I have a folder--per airport--with files named after their corresponding approach / departure etc. Now I'd like to take such a folder with a ...
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Changing font size of an ebook in PDF format

Is there any ways to change the font size of a whole book ( about 800 pages ) which is in PDF format ? I've tried Adobe Acrobat's OCR , and well what it does is just increasing a single page's font , ...
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Transfer Books from Mac to Kindle App on the Nexus 7

I have some e-books that I've downloaded from Project Gutenberg and some other sources to my MBP. They are all DRM free. Excluding e-mail them to my Kindle as a personal document as a method (the ...
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Keep/synch Adobe Digital Editions's notes, highlights and and bookmarks

I have bought a book and I'm using Adobe Digital Editions. I loved it for using PDF and ePub instead of proprietary formats and allowing us to store our books locally and read them offline. I must ...
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Dive into Python 3 - convert to ePUB

The ebook Dive into Python 3 is available on GitHub. This script creates the HTML and PDF versions. Is it possible to generate an ePUB version from this on Linux?
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Converting different file formats to ebook-supported formats

I'm just getting started with my shiny new Kindle. The main purpose I have for it is to be able to conveniently read a lot of fiction freely (and legally) available on the internet. For this purpose, ...
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Looking for good program for cataloging DVD, Video files, ebook [closed]

I'm looking for a windows program for cataloging my DVD, video files, ebook, etc... The program must have some retrieval of information from the internet and from the files themselves. Also, one ...
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How to read ebooks in continuous scrolling mode and save highlights?

I'm looking for a way to manage my academic workflow for reading e-books in .epub or .mobi formats on OSX. My requirements: - continuous scrolling mode - ability to highlight text (e.g. in yellow, ...
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ANy website for uploading, reading PDF, doc files (more than 10GB) [closed]

I have lot of eBooks collections on my hard drive, but that's on my home computer. Every time I need eBooks I find on internet and then download it as sometimes I am too lazy to search the whole bunch ...
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How to open & print a ebook in Daisy format on windows?

I've downloaded this book: ONE TWO THREE … INFINITY FACTS & SPECULATIONS OF SCIENCE (1947) from archive.org which is zip archive of some set of files. I'm on windows, I want to read it. How can ...
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How do I factory reset Kobo Touch after failed system update? [closed]

I have a Kobo touch belonging to a friend, it locks up during startup after a system update. How do I factory reset this device? I've scoured the internet for nearly an hour now and haven't found ...