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EPUB (short for electronic publication; alternatively capitalized as ePub, ePUB, EPub, or epub, with "EPUB" preferred by the vendor)

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My epub books became folders of the same name, how do I get them back?

I had a lot of epub books on my MacBook, and I exported them from IBook; But I found that when they were synced to ubuntu pc by Google Drive, they became folders with the name like `Books.epub' How ...
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Changing how zathura-pdf-mupdf render epub files

I am transitioning from cool reader to zathura as my reader but I don't like how the epub was rendered. I can do some basic changes like the background and text color with my zathurarc file but it can ...
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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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Zathura EPUB support issue : "Unknown file type: 'application/zip'"

so the archwiki explains that zathura needs the package zathura-pdf-mupdf for EPUB support. And this askubuntu thread seems to confirm it works on Ubuntu too. So I have installed the package thanks to ...
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Opening epub using zathura 18.04

I have downloaded zathura doc viewer. But it supports only pdf rightnow. But in archlinux wiki, they have this plugin for opening epub. But this is not available in ubuntu. I saw a PPA, but it doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Calibre in combination with Sony PRS-2 ereader stopped working

my wife has a PRS2 eReader that worked with Calibre (latest version) on Ubuntu 16.04 as a charm. I've recently updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and now Calibre cannot update the eReader anymore. The ...
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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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Convert Text Books to Audiobooks?

I know that there are services, such as Zamzar that will convert a file type such as ebpub to an audio format such as an mp3. Is there such software on Ubuntu systems?
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How can one configure Atril to correctly display the diacritics in an epub document in spanish language?

When using the Atril epub reader (default in ubuntu mate) to visualize a spanish document, the diacritics are not being correctly displayed (there are strange characters instead). Other viewers like ...
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Converting EPUB to PDF using Pandoc

I want to convert my test.epub to PDF format using Pandoc. I tried (given here) pandoc -f epub -t test.epub -o outfile.pdf which throws the following error: cannot produce pdf output from pdf I ...
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LibreOffice Writer (6.0.1.1): Lock it to export files as PDF instead EPUB

I currently use LibreOffice Writer (6.0.1.1) and each time I export a document its default file extension is .EPUB. Thus, each time when I want the file to be exported as a PDF, I need to manually ...
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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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Xubuntu - can't send epub and mobi file to my phone via bluetooth?

I can send pdf and jpg files to my phone on bluetooth but why can I send epub or mobi files? Is it something to do with my phone setting (Xiaomi Redmi Note 3) or my Xubuntu's? Any ideas?
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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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Convert a epub to a pdf filew with bookmarks preserved?

How can we convert a epub file to a pdf file, preserving bookmarks for toc? I use ebook-convert (calibre 0.8.38) to convert a epub file to a pdf file. $ ebook-convert in.epub out.pdf The epub file ...
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which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and converting to pdf: chm or epub

which format is more suitable for reading on a laptop and Ubuntu (for bookmarks, annotations, viewing, navigation, ...): chm or epub? which format is more suitable for converting to pdf on Ubuntu: chm ...
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eBook Cover Images in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Is there any plugin that would allow the cover images from eBooks to be seen in Nautilus file directory windows (in Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity)? I'm looking for something that would give me cover images ...
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What is a good itunes alternative with .epub support?

Banshee seems good, but it doesn't seem to support .epub or any other type of ebook files. I use my ipod more for reading than I do for music, so I'd really like a program that allows me to continue ...
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Converting Pdf in Taml language to epub using calibre

I have tried to convert a pdf in tamil language using calibre. The conversion took place but the fonts are not in tamil. Is it possible to convert pdf in Tamil language to convert to epub? or Is there ...
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How to install Recoll's python:epub helper?

I installed the latest version of Recoll from the ppa because it was claimed it can index epub files. When I select "Show missing helpers" there's "python:epub" in the list. I cannot find it in the ...
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Package other than calibre for converting an RSS feed's entries to an ebook

Is there a package in the repositories (other than Calibre) that could be used to take an RSS feed and convert the entries into an ebook for reading? Calibre seems a bit too bulky to use to simply ...
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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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I downloaded an EPUB file, how can I get it from Ubuntu to my IPad?

I am travelling tomorrow and I have some PDF's and e-books I want to read on my IPad. I have downloaded an EPUB file to my Ubuntu computer. I want to know how to sync files in Ubuntu with an IPad or ...
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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How do I install Sigil in Ubuntu 15.04?

Is there a ppa I can use to install Sigil in Ubuntu 15.04? The old ppa:rgibert/ebook doesn't work for me any more.
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Adding ebook format (epub/mobi) support to document viewer

Is there any way to add support for epub & mobi to the default document viewer in Ubuntu? Calibre is an overkill for me there is any other small and light software out there?
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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 can I convert .epub files to plain text?

I'm able to view an epub file in, say, okular, select all the text and copy-paste into a text editor. I'd like a command line method - anyone know of such a thing?
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sphinx-build cannot generate epub output

On Ubuntu 10.10 when I run the command sphinx-build -b epub -d _build/doctrees . _build/epub, I see the following output: Running Sphinx v0.6.6 Sphinx error: Builder name epub not registered make: ...
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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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What software can I use to view epub documents?

What software can I use to view .epub documents?
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