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

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ebook viewer - Qt WebEngine Render process has crashed (ubuntu 22.04)

Just upgraded to 22.04 and the ebook viewer is unable to open .mobi file with ebook viewer error message: calibre, version 5.41.0 ERROR: Render process crashed: The Qt WebEngine Render process has ...
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How to add page numbers to output when converting epub file via command line interface of ebook-convert (calibre)?

I have an epub file and want to convert it into a PDF file. I am using ebook-convert as suggested in converting epub files to PDF format (version: ebook-convert (calibre 3.21.0)) I am looking for a ...
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How can I remove the DRM from PDFs so that I can read them in Google Play Books

Google Play Books is my reader app of choice for Android. I like that I can highlight and take notes, and that I have a pipeline for those notes to get them in to an Anki deck (amongst other things). ...
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Where is the man or manpage for a flatpak application?

How would I read the man page for calibre when it's installed from flatpak as below? nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ flatpak info com.calibre_ebook.calibre calibre - The one stop solution to ...
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flatpak calibre: Cannot read from /home/nicholas/in.epub (permissions?)

Looking to convert an epub to mobi with calibre: nicholas@gondor:~/ebooks$ nicholas@gondor:~/ebooks$ flatpak --command="sh" run com.calibre_ebook.calibre -c "ebook-convert ~/in.epub ~/...
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How to run or execute the ebook-convert script from a flatpak install of calibre?

Where and how can I run the ebook-convert script for calibre from the console? nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ flatpak info com.calibre_ebook.calibre calibre - The one stop solution to all ...
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Is it possible to change Foliate's TTS client?

I am not a fan of reading books from a computer screen. I install Foliate to listen to my epub books while I am working on the PC. It uses festival tts by default. I have Glate on Ubuntu 20.04. And ...
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how to launch flatpak calibre from the console?

How do I start calibre from the bash console? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ com.calibre_ebook.calibre com.calibre_ebook.calibre: command not found nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ ...
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How to convert .mpub to pdf

Currently I have an mpub (Mobcast Mobile Optimized ePub Book) file which I would like to convert to pdf. Calibre does not support the mpub extension type https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html I am ...
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Adobe Digital Edition not opening in WIne

Been through all the posts out there and almost all are outdated. Installed latest Wine stable + wine-gecko-2.47.1. I then downloaded Adobe Digital Editions 4.5. Installation in Wine went smoothly. By ...
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Foliate reader is stuck on a URLLink file while opening a DRM protected ebook

Ubuntu 20.04 Wine 5.0 q4wine installer Adobe digital Essentials (working) Foliate reader I'm a noob. I wanted an ebook reader. On "it's FOSS" I found a list of the 10 best. Foliate looked ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 (kernel 5.0.4) doesn't recognize Kobo Aura anymore

I'm having problems with my ebook reader Kobo Aura (first version). I updated my e-reader to the last version of the firmware (4.25.15875, 9/11/2020), also the kernel of Kubuntu 20.04 is updated: this ...
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Cannot launch the Calibre ebook reader? [duplicate]

Why isn't calibre starting below? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo apt install calibre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Adobe Digital Editions not opening after install in Ubuntu 20.04

I need ADE because of DRM in the e-books I want to read because there is no Linux support. So I have installed and verified wine, installed and verified winetricks, created a 32 bit prefix and used ...
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Apps for NCERT Books

Is any desktop application available for NCERT books? There is the availability of windows application. Structured (subject wise, topic wise) downloaded books also preferred. Android Emulator is an ...
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ebook renamer Application in Linux

Bulk rename of ebook files (epub,mobi,pdf) using embedded meta-data (title, author(s)). Any One Tools .... Linux Help you.
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How to add offline dictionary to Calibre?

"I have recently installed calibre for ebook reading. To find the meaning of unknown words, the calibre has an option to look into the dictionary. I know to use an online dictionary with calibre. ...
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Are there any ebook readers in Ubuntu that support middle button scrolling?

I recently shifted all work to Ubuntu, but to my endless frustration I could not find an ebook readers that allow middle button scrolling (Click and drag using the mouse wheel) or any variation of it. ...
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How to add DRM protection to my DRM-free ebooks?

I have started reading ebooks, and found store selling DRM-free ebooks, which are watermarked with my real name and email address. I copy these ebooks to my PocketBook Basic Lux 2. In case, that I ...
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ubuntu 18.1: which filetypes (pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, azw3, chm) are depicted as thumbnails

Please check your file manager in a directory (where pdf, epub, djvu, doc, azw3 or any other ebook files are located) and write me if they are depicted as thumbnails (+Ubuntu version). thank you ...
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Xubuntu: How to make fBreader the default ebook reader?

How do I set fBreader (already installed with sudo apt-get install fbreader) to be the default epub and mobi file reader in Xubuntu 18.04? When I double click a .mobi or .epub file, fbReader does not ...
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Comic book creator for Linux?

I am using https://www.pixton.com for several years now to create free comic books in Ubuntu. of course that is a website and also uses flash, but I cannot find any piece of software that allows you ...
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When is the latest Calibre 3 going to be available in Ubuntu 16.04 in Software Center?

The current version which is 2.55.0 is not working for me and does not support my Pocketbook Inkpad 3 ebook reader and other ways of installation are too complicated for me.
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how to Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox?

Does the "send to Kindle" extension not work for Firefox from Ubuntu? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ firefox -version Mozilla Firefox 59.0.1 thufir@dur:~$ From the Firefox site it's not exactly clear ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Bookworm Install Issues

Ubuntu 16.04 and Up Terminal Installation Follow this link for Bookworm: https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/ Otherwise, here are the terminal commands to satisfy any dependencies from the Git-Hub ...
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Where are Amazon Kindle ebooks on my Linux PC after I download them for offline reading w/"Kindle Cloud Reader" Chrome app, & how to convert to PDF?

Where are Amazon Kindle ebooks located on my Linux PC after I download them for offline reading with the "Kindle Cloud Reader" Chrome app, & how do I convert them to PDF format? For Windows this ...
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Null Config Useloggin issue in Xubuntu 16.04, Firefox browser

I'm working in a school where all the computers have Xubuntu 16.04; I personally installed and set all the computers myself. All the computers have flash plugins and restricted extras, but only one ...
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convert zip file to ebook

I want to convert a zip file into an ebook using calibre 3.2.1 but the order of the chapters is in alphabetical order. You might be able to imagine that reading a book with the chapters in ...
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Can I make nautilus show book covers as thumbnails for Epub files?

The Problem Can I make nautilus show thumbnails of book covers for files in .epub format? It shows thumbnails for pdf files but not .epub. Is this achievable by adding a thumbnailer? Each of these ....
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How to define removable devices as music player & e-book reader?

I would like to use the removable media settings to open Rhythmbox when I insert my music player, and Calibre when I insert an E-book reader. The player is a Sansa Clip+ in MTP mode. The reader is a ...
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Browsers can not open the HTML from HDD (ebook)

I am using Xubuntu 14.04, Firefox 49.0.2. Since I started using Xubuntu 14.04 I have a problem with HTML files on HDD. I did not have that problem with Xubuntu/Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to open the ...
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What are good ePub viewers you have come across? I'd like to take notes and highlight important text paragraphs [duplicate]

ePub3 has become very popular in the recent years because it has had some style-improvements entails much more than before. I am looking for a good ePub viewer that is simple but has great ...
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Is there any command-line software to create e-books from the scratch in Ubuntu?

I would like to automate e-book build from remote repositories. A command-line tool would be useful in this case. Is there any software for Ubuntu?
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How to convert this chm file to pdf? [duplicate]

I want to convert a chm file to a pdf file. Calibre's command ebook-convert ebook-convert 1.chm 1.pdf only converts the first 7 pages of the chm file into a pdf file, while the chm file has much more ...
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Is there software for reading acsm files? [duplicate]

my University Library uses bluefire reader, for allowing off site viewing of ebooks. The software produces .acsm files, and is compatible with Android, and IOS. Is there a software for Ubuntu which ...
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Aquaris 4.5e - which ebook reader works?

I need an app that opens doc, epub or kindle files. From the Ubuntu Store I tried Document Viewer, Beru and Seshat and I am getting the same message when trying to download a file to read: 'Sorry, ...
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Add notes to books in Calibre

Does anyone know of a plugin that lets you add notes to books in Calibre? I read quite a lot of books (actual books) and I'm quite used to add little side notes on small sticky notes. Since some ...
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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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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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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 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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