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Book library application

Take a look at Calibre (for your PC) freeware (opensource) and cross-platform powerful and configurable e-books database custom database fields automatic metadata downloading from Amazon, Google ...
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Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

As far as I know there is no easy solution for this. There is no ADE for Linux, and since the .acsm file isn't the book itself but just a purchase ticket that allows you to download the book on Adobe'...
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

If you don't mind KDE dependencies, Okular (the KDE document viewer) offers all that: Highlight, sticky notes and other annotations. You can install it straight from the repositories. If you'd rather ...
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PHP library to parse markdown and generate HTML/PDF

I'm quite happy with Markdown Extra, which I e.g. use for my website. It's completely open source (available at Github), well documented, and a breeze to use. It supports "standard Markdown" and, via ...
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Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

I created a program called Knock to convert ACSM files to DRM-free EPUB files at the command line: [user@computer:~]$ knock ./example.acsm downloading the file from Adobe... removing DRM from the file....
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Cross-platform ebook collection

Your main question you've already answered yourself: Calibre is the central place to manage your collection of books. With this application, you can: manage your books and their Metadata edit your ...
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Ebook and PDF reader that syncs bookmarks across OS X and Android

Try Google Play Books. In May of 2013, the Google Play Books system was updated so that "you can upload your own files to Google Play Books to access on your Android, iOS and the web."(1) After ...
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Dual EPUB reading

Just for completeness, let me repeat the recommendation I gave on Android.SE: There's EPUB3 Reader available on F-Droid and Github (not on Google Play – though an app using the same package name ...
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eBook reader for Android that allows the import of DRM protected EPUB eBooks

Aldiko sounds like it'll fit your requirements. Aldiko has two versions, a free version and a paid version. The difference between the two is that the free version is ad supported and the paid version ...
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Foxit Reader is available for Linux. I've used it in Windows OS and I'm satisfied. You can annotate, highlight, add text (with different font and size) to anywhere on a page, sign your document, and ...
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Is there any tool which convert book to html format with Table of Contents?

I have tried Calibre; it has created smooth HTML TOC and HTML content give it a try if you have this problem. It pulls all sections and chapters and creates an organized Table of Contents like this: ...
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Ebook Management Programs for Windows 8/8.1

If you are looking to simply manage your ebooks then I would recommend Calibre E-book manager it is simple, powerful cross platform and cross format tool for managing your ebook collection including ...
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Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

I will try to list all the solutions I've found. Tested solution: It's working, and very easy. First install Wine on your Linux OS. Then download Adobe Digital editions. Then install the file you ...
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Ebook library management for OS X

Apple's own iBooks application should work very well for this. It's free, pretty, syncs with iOS devices, and can open PDF's and ePubs.
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PHP library to parse markdown and generate HTML/PDF

Haskell rather than PHP but also standalone and with PHP bindings available and cross platform I would recommend Pandoc: Input formats: docbook, haddock, html, json, latex, markdown, markdown_github,...
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Software for writing and laying out a book

Here sounds LaTeX like the tool to go! LaTeX is good for formatting and writing books. It automates stuff like text and image alignment and it compiles into pdf. It is a language you have to learn, ...
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Search 15,000 PDF or EPUB books

You can give DocFetcher a chance. I'm using it to search inside more than 1000 PDF files. The first results appear instantly while all others are found in a few seconds. It can also handle epub and a ...
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Book downloader analogue of youtube-dl?

There is an open source project hosted by CodePlex, that lets you download Google Books for free by using the Google Books Downloader which is available for free. Google Books Downloader Lite is a ...
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Software to create ebooks with markdown

Try pandoc. If you want something that incorporates editing and publishing, check out LeanPub.
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PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Mendeley allows you to view, highlight & annotate PDFs via any of: The web interface The Desktop Client which is available for Windows, OS-X or Linux The iPhone, iPad, iPod client The Android App ...
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The best software to create book?

Did you try Madoko? http://www.madoko.net http://www.madoko.org/reference.html (or *.pdf) You can connect to your local documents offline via the npm package madoko. Also, there's a video ...
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What to use to publish a free book online?

How about gitbook? It has offline editor, and this is example of novel published using gitbook. Go to https://boris-marinov.gitbooks.io/the-case/content/01.html to see example using comment inside ...
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Software for writing and laying out a book

If you truly want to get into publishing, which will be more complex than MS Word, but will give belter, more professional results, then you ought to look into the excellent, and free Scribus. It is ...
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Web-based, open source book publishing application

I would recommend GitBook. GitBook is a command line tool (and Node.js library) for building beautiful books using GitHub/Git and Markdown (or AsciiDoc). You can publish your book via GitBook (web-...
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Automatic conversion of sequence of webpages to pdf

Pandoc can take one or more web pages and convert them to a number of formats including EPUB and pdf but for pdf you will also need a latex processor such as MiKTeX. Examples: 1: Download the make ...
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Paid software for full research paper, journal article viewing

If gratis is OK, you can do the following: Install a torrent client See Bulk download Sci-Hub papers You can still donate to them.
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Freeware online store?

Welll, paypal buy buttons do a bunch of what you want. This is closest to free because: Simple html web site (use the most basic hosting that works for you) paypal account has transaction fees, but ...
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