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Requests for software to read, create, or edit eBooks should use this tag.

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App for reading a downloaded ebook, with rotary dial to jump to a page

There are several ebook contents out there but I find the apps that are currently available to read them a bit poor. Forevermore, I often cannot choose which app to use when browsing a book (...
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A Windows prog that converts between .doc or .docx and clean HTML suitable for editing with Sigil?

I am looking for a Windows program that converts from a .doc or .docx file (either of these formats will do) to "clean" HTML. By "clean" I mean in which the only formatting that's ...
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Please recommend a EPUB reader app on iOS that can track how long I've spent on reading a book

I want to read EPUBs on iPhone, and know how long I've spent on each book. Thanks!
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A PDF viewer that can save and reopen tabs at the exact page one last stopped at

I often read PDF ebooks and open multiple pages on different tabs of the same book. e.g. With book X, I open pg 2 on tab 1, pg 20 on tab 2, pg 30 on tab 3 etc. I currently use Chrome to do this. But ...
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Is there a software that can manage the booklist of what books I have and store it online?

I dont want to store every book online since they're easily downloadable.
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linux ebook reader which can save annotations *in* epub files

According to Wikipedia: The EPUB 3.0 format was intended to address [...] its lack of a specification for annotation The EPUB 3.0 specification having been approved in 2011, an optimistic reading ...
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Online service for reading books

There is a lot of book-reading software but it all works as native apps. Is there something similar that works without installation, just as a web service?
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What WYISWYG/GUI eBook editor do you reccomend?

I am looking for a WYSIWYG/GUI eBook editor that has robust functionality beyond that of Calibre or Sigil. I am speaking of the ability to edit many of the HTML elements via GUI without touching a ...
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Ebook BULK Rename Title,Author

i how 2500 ebooks my system rename this Book Title,Author how do help you ? Calibre All ready use any one Alternative my system os windows 7.
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Creating ebooks from the terminal in Linux

I'm looking for something that would let me create ebooks containing high-resolution pictures from the command-line. The reason I'm looking for cli is so the process can be scripted. EDIT: The goal is ...
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Android/Linux PDF/eBook reader with horizontal scrolling feature instead of vertical

So far, all the readers I experienced scroll pages vertically while fitting horizontally A4 pages' width. Are there softwares out there able to: "swipe left" pages fit vertically both A4 ...
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Simple multile-format ebook reader for macOS (no backup/sync, library management, etc.)

I'm hunting for a simple ebook reader for PDF and eBup, and preferably Mobi too. On Linux I use mupdf, which has almost no features: it opens files when I run mupdf the-file, and has Vim-like keybinds ...
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Alternative to Apple Books for power users that works across all devices?

I'm quite sick of Apple Books as it randomly deletes books from my library on the iPad, and find myself out of a book exactly when I need it the most and I'm offline. The app also makes it ...
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Linux software to convert HTML to epub?

In light of challenges using calibre, what are some alternatives for Linux? My immediate requirement is to turn an HTML page into epub and then mobi for the Kindle. I've downloaded the page as a ...
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Projects similar to google books

Are there other projects similar to google books that allow (legally defensible) search, snippet view, and/or metadata exploration of non-public domain books?
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Alternative for Apple Books

We are doing a project in which the .epub files are generated using windows inhouse built applications and being verified using Apple Books application in Apple Ipad(5th gen). We have more number of ...
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Linux ebook reader without library

I'm looking for an ebook reader application that: Is open source Supports opening books without adding them to a 'library' (and is not very slow when working that way) Does not use node.js (so no ...
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A software for downloading an online book

Is there some kind of software that would allow me to download this online book and/or convert it to pdf? http://ip194097.ntcu.edu.tw/memory/TGB/thak.asp?id=578 Of course I could save each page ...
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Is there any software that can fix texts to specific page and place?

In MS-Word (and its free alternatives), if I insert a few lines or paragraphs of texts, the all remaining texts dramatically changes their places and page number. I need to specify page numbers, ...
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Program that can create a collection of flipbooks in a single .exe (or .app)

My question is similar to this one but not identical. I need a program that can make several flipbooks and save them together in a single .exe (or .app). When the user opens the .exe (or .app) he ...
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Software for writing pages with pictures and custom shaped text fields

What I'm thinking is specifically to be able to add a background to the page, a picture in the middle, and for instance shape my text to go around the picture in a circle, or perhaps that it is ...
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Free Alternatives to Edge for Epub

Can someone suggest EPUB file format Readers WITH options to Annotate text in PC? I have been using Microsoft Edge for a really long time. So, it is tragic that it shall end its support as EPUB ...
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Emulate how EPUBs would look on Nook devices

I am looking for a tool, preferably to use on Windows PC, to emulate how EPUBs would look on Nook devices. There is a similar program I've used for Kindle, but I haven't been able to find anything ...
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Software to create ebooks with markdown

I'm currently looking for a way on macOS to create an ebook (PDF, ePub, and Mobi) using markdown syntax, but I can't find a good app/service for that. I tried using the template feature in iA Writer, ...
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Is there any tool which convert book to html format with Table of Contents?

I have a small pdf ebook and I want to publish this book in my blog with the table of contents. I am looking for a tool that to divide the book into sections and create Table of Contents in HTML ...
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iPad+Mac eBook library management

I'm looking for Mac and iPad apps to replace my current iBooks (now Apple Books) workflow. Even before starting to use iBooks, I had a folder in my Mac with eBooks (mostly PDF and ePub, a few DjVu), ...
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A collection of Markdown files to a Book

I have a set of related markdown files. I would like to create a book like format or html or pdf. I searched and found 3 tools: Pandoc ebook Gitbook Bookdown What features I am looking for: ...
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Looking for good software for ebook management

I am looking for a software like Calibre that could manage my ebook library. Here are some features that I really need, some of them are not available from Calibre. Allow multiple clients access the ...
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Get difference of two regular literature texts (not source code), with markup on changes

How to get difference text of two ebooks converted to plain text? They are both the same book but different editions, so much of text is exactly the same to within hyphenation and punctuation changes. ...
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iBooks replacement on Windows 10 (PDF/ePub reader)

I'm looking for an iBooks-like eBook reading application for Windows that would allow me to import both PDF and ePub eBooks. My understanding is that Microsoft's recommendation is to use the ...
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Book downloader analogue of youtube-dl?

Is there a sort of youtube-dl for downloading books (like Google Books previews, etc.)?
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Mac app to fuzzy search through PDF files library

I'm looking for a Mac app that would be able to index hundreds of books in PDF and perform quick full-text fuzzy search through it.
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Search 15,000 PDF or EPUB books

Calibre is an excellent software to load and read EPUB files. We can create a library using EPUB files. However the drawback is it doesn't have full text search. Abode can create an index and provide ...
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pdf reader that mimics the user-experience of a physical book

I'm using pdf versions of textbooks for college. Digital Pdf readers are in many ways superior to reading a physical book (keyword searching, etc). However, there are certain things that you cannot ...
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Software to match each sentence with each other from two epub files of different language versions of the same book

I have two .epub files which are the same book, just in two different languages. Comparing the books, each sentence has an exact counterpart. Now I want to merge the two .epub files into one "multi-...
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Are there any PDF and/or ebook readers (for epub, mobi and/or lit formats) that allows you to "add" to the text/page in a way you can retrieve next time you open the text? Things like (margin-)...
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The best software to create book?

I want to start writing book and I'm interested what software is available on the web. It should have: Be open source. Easy to write. Create LaTeX. Easy to format. Write in easy syntax.
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Nighttime Windows 10 ebook reading

I use a Windows 10 tablet. I purchased an ebook on the Amazon website. The ebook is technically on their Kindle platform (? wrong word) but you can view the ebook on the Windows 10 tablet using Amazon'...
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Organizing, highlighting and annotating ebooks on multiple platforms

I'm looking for (two) tools that will manage my personal ebook library and improve my experience from reading mostly technical ebooks: PDF reader that supports text highlighting and annotations ebook ...
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What to use to publish a free book online?

A relative has written a novel and she decided to put it up online for free. The only hard requirement is that it has to be self-hosted. Is there some book publishing framework or a plugin on top of ...
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Software for writing and laying out a book

What software should I use for writing a book? The book contains a lot of graphs, arrows, and other graphical stuff. I need a software which is easy to use and does not require any special skills. ...
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Web-based, open source book publishing application

I am looking for a web-based, open source book publishing application. I basically want a web-based application that will allow users to design and export books in PDF or EPUB format.
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Automatic conversion of sequence of webpages to pdf [duplicate]

It happens a lot that I want to send a sequence of HTML pages from a website, all together in a unique file so that I can read it in my e-reader. For instance this online resource can be converted to ...
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Android software that can read e-books with embedded real-person voices corresponding to the text

I am looking for a software for Android 4.4.2 which can read the text of an e-book aloud (either using Text-to-Speech (TTS) or by playing custom-recorded-voices embedded in the e-book), not just ...
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Android: Hyperlink text with .amr sound clips

I am in the process of learning how to correctly pronounce Sanskrit verses. I have the text in word form which can be opened by any word document reader on android Audio version of the verses are ...
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Paid software for full research paper, journal article viewing

I need a paid desktop software which can be used to view full research papers, journal articles. There was a software (I don't remember the name) that can be purchased, and that software gives free ...
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How can a reader effectively discern changes in a newer edition of the same book?

This question pertains especially to textbooks (eg: for law, which necessitates new editions every 2 or 3 years), and premises the following: Writing only broadly and briefly about changes, the ...
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Ebook library management for OS X

I am looking for a Calibre alternative that works on OS X as I find the ugliness of Calibre too much. I don't mind paying a little bit for a commercial solution that would allow me to manage my PDF ...
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Software for syncing my Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads?

Are there any software which can sync my Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads? As Wattpad calculates the estimated time left for completing the book; as a measure of reading progress, I can't update ...
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Cross-platform ebook collection

I am searching for a native windows application for book management. The following items are required: Compatibility Must support PD and MOBI as the base, plus any additional Be able to auto-...
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