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Questions relating to electronic books, including different files types, ebook conversion software, and ebook reading software.

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Sigil: when will Sigil be available in the software center? [closed]

Sigil seems to be THE e-book editor for linux as far as I have been able to find out. I'm a simple ubuntu 14.04 user (upgraded from 12.04). I do not compile source code. I do not install unofficial ...
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Convert fb2 to txt

There are still a lot of devices that can't read fb2 and able to read txt. Also, txt version could take much less space compared to uncompressed fb2.
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Okular opens large pdfs with blank pages

I can't open large files (above 10MB) with Okular. This is a problem with files I save and open up in Dolphin and files I open directly in Firefox (i.e.e-books). Symptoms: -PDF opens but is blank or ...
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Ebook managing tool [closed]

I'm searching for ebook managing tool that make possible to search text in all ebooks in specified directory. It would be nice if this tool will have GUI. Something like Banshee for mp3 files.
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Is there a native gnome application to view ebooks? [duplicate]

Is there a native gnome (preferably gnome 3) application for viewing ebooks ? I've heard about plans for a gnome-books application in this blog post, what about it ? When might such an application ...
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How can I remove the drm from an ePub file?

I'd like to remove the DRM protection from a couple of my eBooks, just for PERSONAL USE (since they are locked, I cannot read them). They are protected by the Adobe ADE DRM. On the Internet there ...
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How to sync the progress reading of ebooks from android?

There are Android apps wich use dropbox or google drive for syncing the reading progress of ebooks. Is there any app or software for syncing the progress in Android and Ubuntu?
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the debian administrator book, install

I have downloaded the book in the software center, but I cant open it, what do I do? I have installed calibre, but it doesn't help
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how do I open an ebook from a URLLink.acsm in Xubuntu 13.10

I got an ebook for free on my Windows computer and the book had DRM so I had to sign up with Adobe for a password and then I opened the book on Adobe Digital Editions 2.0. I have the link and the DRM ...
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Is it possible to copy ebooks from a kindle to my desktop?

I have a Kindle with many ebooks on it. I would like to back them up onto my desktop. I have a cable that will go from my Kindle to USB, but I don't know how to do this. Thank you in advance for all ...
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How do I convert epub to mobi?

How do I convert epub to mobi? Can I use Calibre for this conversion?
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How to read ebooks? (.acsm) [duplicate]

I have downloaded an e-book, and want to read e-book. E-book format is .acsm. I have tried with FBReader, Calibre, pPub, and Lucidor without success. What should I do to be able to read the e-book? ...
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How can I install Kobo Desktop on Ubuntu?

I bought a Kobo eBook reader and would now like to set it up with Kobo desktop. How do I install this software on Ubuntu, though? The homepage doesn't seem to offer any Linux version.
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Will I be able to download me epub reader and use it offline to read my ebooks?

My Acer C7 is intended to by my travel computer. I want to be able to read my ebooks offline with it. If I am in the middle of the ocean on a cruise, or elsewhere out offline, will Crouton allow me ...
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How do I install ebook reader? Problems with FBReader

I try to install FBReader via Ununtu Software Center, but it stalls for a long time and even after the process is supposedly complete, Ubuntu doesn't display epub and mobi files when I click them. It ...
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Open ebooks in Ubuntu 12.04

I have downloaded e-books in both electronic publication and mobile reader. In windows a program called 7zip extracts the files. Which program will do the same in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Is there any application for Ubuntu to create ebooks?

Like MAC has ibooks author for preparing ebooks, are there any applications for Ubuntu?
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Can someone recommend a Java ebook maker for mobile on Ubuntu 12.04?

Can someone recommend a Java ebook maker for mobiles? I want to create 176x220 or 240x320 ebooks for my personal use. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I found a couple of softwares for Windows but I don't ...
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Software to manage my book collection

Is there any software letting me manage my book collection and sync it with anobii or any other online reading community? aNobii is an online reading community built by readers for readers allowing ...
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Uninstalling/deleting Calligra

I am installed Calligra on Ubuntu 12.04, but I do not like it and now I want to uninstall it. I am installed unstable release with project-neon. I am tried to delete folder in /opt but I can not ...
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Is there a way to convert a PDF file to ePUB format WITHOUT using Calibre

I'll tell you clearly and loudly: I don't like Calibre! So, how can I convert PDF to ePUB without it?
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How to transfer eBooks from an iPhone

My daughter reads a lovely ebook on her iPhone. I wonder if it is possible to transfer this ebook to my laptop so I can read the ebook as well. I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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How do I update the firmware on my Sony eBook Reader?

I've a Sony Ebook Reader PRS-T1. I have Calibri and there is no problem to put ebooks on the Reader, but I don't know how to update the firmware. Perhaps you can help me? Regrets Malte
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What Book-Library Organizing Programs are available?

I would like to ask if there is any good program for ubuntu 12.04 to organize a library of books.I want to mention that I also have books written in my native language (Greek) and I have books written ...
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Information regarding who to contact for submitting books to software centre

I am wondering who I need to get in touch with to find out information regarding books in the Ubuntu Software Centre. What are the requirements? Does Ubuntu get a percentage regarding the sale (like ...
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Sony e-reader opens Shotwell and displays content of /Media/Setting

When I connect my Sony PRS-T1 e-reader Ubuntu 12.04 opens the Removable Media's default photo app (Shotwell) and then displays the contents of one of the two drives: /Media/Setting. The other drive is ...
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Is there an open source alternative to “Adobe Digital Editions”?

For the moment I run Adobe Digital Editions under Wine to download ebooks burdened with ditigal restriction management. I only use it to open .acsm files supplied by ebook-shops, which contain ...
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How to convert .lit files in other formats?

I've changed my e-reader and i want to convert my .lit files in other supported formats (AZW, TXT, PDF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG or BMP) thanks
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Help needed running apps from USB

Here is my situation: I have a 14 GB USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10, and loads of video files, and eBooks for use at the pub/coffee shop/park away from my main computer at home. I have a Dell Mini 9 ...
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E-Book-Reader Style Desktop Environment for 11.10?

Out of many desktop environments available around i wanted to know which satisfy my needs. I want 1) Quick Minimal Desktop. 2)Support for pdf and doc, No need of video. 3)Need wifi, no need of BT ...
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Setting custom commands for eBooks

I wanted to follow these instructions from another thread about reading eBooks: If you install calibre, and you just want to read a mobi file, then you can use the ebook-reader application that ...
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How to install Adobe Digital Editions

How can I install Adobe Digital Editions on Ubuntu? I've read that this is possible using Wine, but I can't download the installer from the Adobe page (as this installer is an online flash installer ...
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Ubuntu books for 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good books for new Ubuntu user? I'm looking for some good books to check out that are updated to cover the current version 11.10. While this question may ...
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What ebook reading devices work well without Windows or Wine?

I want to purchase an eBook reader device and eBooks. I don't use Windows, Mac OS or Wine. Most eBooks sold today are encumbered with DRM. Therefore, I need a workflow to buy and read DRM eBooks ...
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Does Calibre support Full Text Indexing / Search?

Calibre has tons of plugins, but what I really miss is full text search for all my books (mainly pdf and DJVU). Is this implemented, is there a plugin available? I can only find feature requests that ...
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Is there any ereader-like program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ebook Reader Software I would like to have an ereader-like program to read books that I downloaded off of this website: ...
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How do I get Calibre to fetch news?

After spending a while figuring out Calibre's news fetching feature, and spending another while slowly editing the recipes as it maxed out the cpu, I was disappointed to find that resulting the ebooks ...
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Converting DJVU to PDF

I want to convert a DJVU document into a PDF document, separating and preserving the text layer and the images while also keeping the structure from the DJVU. How can I do this in Ubuntu? (I will ...
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pdf to mobi convertor

is there any application in natty which can convert a pdf file into a mobi file?
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How can I execute a command through a browser?

I'm trying to create a link that will run a command (more specifically, open an ebook). Is there a way to do this?
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Is there an application for reading mobi files?

Is there e-book reader on Ubuntu that read mobi file format?
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What's a good tool for creating .epub format e-books?

I have seen a question here about reading .epub but I would like to create my own easily from a GUI, what is available for Ubuntu? Even if I have to download something outside the repository, as long ...
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How to listen to Audible files?

Does anyone know of any software or solution I can use to listen to Audible files in Ubuntu? I'd rather not have to use wine but I'm just wondering what other people have come up with.
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Kindle for PC via Wine

I've been checking out all the free books on Amazon and I really want to get the Kindle PC program running on my computer so I can download, read, and manage my e-books. I realize that Calibre can be ...
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What software can I use to view epub documents?

What software can I use to view .epub documents?
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Convert CHM to ebook for kindle 3

Is there any application for Ubuntu that can convert CHM files to ebook compatible with kindle?
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How can I get Kindle for PC to work in Ubuntu using Wine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kindle for PC via Wine I've 'installed' Kindle using Wine but it doesn't work. The menu item is there but nothing seems to happen when I click it. I have set the ...
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What eBook readers are available?

Can anyone suggest a nice eBook reader in Ubuntu? Preferably something lightweight.
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List of free Ubuntu books [closed]

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...