How to get consistent font size and layout when converting to kepub (from epub)?

I have a Kobo H2O2 (and previously an H2O) and prefer to use kepub (I use the stats a lot) I have issues with weird line breaks after converting to kepub if I use font rescaling (it's always set to 12pt). See here for side by side of original epub (left) and converted kepub (right) using Calibre's E-book Viewer: Note: For copyright, book text has been pixelated. The font size is set to 16px in both. When I sideload these to my Kobo, the font size in the kepub will be what I expect but the epub ...
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Help with ebook format

Hey everyone, I'm new here. I'm trying to upload an ebook of mine to Smashwords but get this weird error. Seems like something's wrong with the date, or something. Date value '10/27/2020' is not valid as per http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime:[For input string: "10/27/2020"] is not an integer. I will note that I published this book on that date on kdp/amazon/createspace, but I couldn't find the date marked anywhere in the document. So I don't understand what could be causing it. Any ideas on ...
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Coq Au Vin

Easy to prepare in advance & slow cook for dinner. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Fruit Flapjacks

Simple to make. You can change the fruit to a filling of your choice. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Ginger Steamed Pudding

Sweet & Moist pudding. You can add 4 tbsp of chopped stem ginger to the mix if you like. [Author: Super Madcow]
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[SHOT 2021] SIG Sauer ROMEO7S & JULIET3 Micro

A timeless love affair continues. At this year’s somewhat unconventional virtual SHOT Show, SIG Sauer announced the new models of their popular ROMEO red dot sights and JULIET magnifiers. SIG Sauer say the ROMEO7S compact sight and the JULIET3-MICRO Magnifier will be ‘coming soon’. Features of SIG Sauer’s ROMEO7S: Offered in red or green 3 MOA Dot […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] SIG Sauer ROMEO7S & JULIET3 Micro appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Magnifier, Sauer, Red Dot, Product Announcement, Reflex/Red Dot, SHOT Show 2021, JULIET3-MICRO, ROMEO7S

Your Weekend Justice #289: Are Those Rats in Your Engine or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

You okay over there, bud? – Madman In a world where time has lost all meaning, we bring you this episode of Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 Audio Trainwreck. It was recorded last July. That’s just how 2020 went. But good news, there’s just one more 2020 episode and then we’re caught up to the present day. More or less. More audio problems than usual this time. I can only chalk it up to heavy sunspot activity. Our apologies. Agenda: Rox, outside AsgardDom is not...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Games, Music, Technology, Television, Movies, Podcasts, Germany, Weekend Justice, Stephen King, Brit, Elijah Wood, Burger King, Zazzle, J.k. Rowling

[SHOT 2021] New Timney Alpha Competition Glock Triggers

Timney Triggers has released a new series of competition handgun triggers called Alpha. First in line in the Timney Alpha series is a new trigger for the Glock Gen 3 and Gen 4 pistols. Timney’s trigger bar and sear are Teflon nickel treated, with a pull weight of three pounds. All stock Glock parts and […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] New Timney Alpha Competition Glock Triggers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, SHOT Show, Other Gear & Gadgets, Timney, Timney Triggers, Product Announcement, Glock Gen, Glock Trigger, SHOT Show 2021, timney Alpha

ePub to HTMLZ

I recently started getting errors when I attempt to convert an ePub to HTMLZ format. It seems to be a fairly recent regression; I have a copy of my epub collection in an external drive (under Portable Calibre, which was updated just before Christmas), and it works fine there.
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Brief Filed in Maryland ‘Rapid Fire Trigger Activators’ Ban Case

How many times does this piece of firearms history have to be declared “legal”? (Photo: David Codrea) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A “friend of the court” brief was filed in the United States Supreme Court Thursday by attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh on behalf of Scott Heuman, Owen Monroe, and myself in support of Maryland Shall Issue’s challenge to their states ban on “rapid-fire trigger activators.” Our interest is that we were Plaintiffs in a similar case against the Bureau of Alco...
Tags: Facebook, Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, Fbi, Las Vegas, Resistance, Monroe, ATF, United States Supreme Court, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Plaintiffs, David Codrea, Gun Rights News, Maryland Shall Issue, RKBA

Drop Caps epub->Mobi

Hi. I am converting my own book to several formats on Calibre. And I am trying to convert from the Epub created in InDesign to a mobi file. When I do that, the Drop Caps get screwed. I don't really have any idea of how can I solve that. The conversion to AZW3 is perfect tho. Thanks.
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Groceries, Guns and Robbers in the Parking Lot – Armed Citizen Stories

Self-Defense Gun Stories U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We start with this news report from 10EBNS in Columbus, Ohio. You left the market and are walking back to your car. It is dark outside. Two young men cross between the cars and move toward you. They shout at you. One of the men has his gun pointed. They want your money and your phone. Just that fast, you’re being robbed. You have your Ohio concealed carry license. You own a gun. Fortunately, you are carrying tonight. The news story doesn’t say...
Tags: Guns, Ohio, Nra, Don, COLUMBUS Ohio, Ammoland, USCCA, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob, Armed Citizen Stories, Personal Defense **DO NOT DELETE

Apparently unique footnote problem

Before you say search the forums or Google, trust me, I have. For about four total hours. I'm finding no one else with the issue I have. :headscratch: So, I have a Kobo Libra H20 running Koreader. Everything works great except footnotes. I really want the popup footnotes at the bottom, but with only one exception (I'll get to that) when I set it to popup footnotes, I get only the number of the footnote and an otherwise blank box. If I turn popup footnotes back off, they link to the footnotes ...
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I Cannot tweak author_sort_copy_method anymore

I am running 5.10.0 and I suspect a problem with tweaks author_sort_copy_method... A (not so) long time ago, under version 4, I did tweak the author_sort_copy_method by changing from comma to Code: author_sort_copy_method = 'nocomma' .. . All that worked perfectly and still work that way today... Well, today I observed a few bad author sorts so I changed from false Code: author_use_surname_prefixes = True and I also added 'ANTHOLOGIE' in the author_name_copywords. The au...
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Dummy who attempted to euthanize dog with handgun almost euthanized a human

In Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, a gentleman whose dog had bitten a few people attempted to euthanize the animal by shooting it outside his home. Fortunately, he missed the dog. Unfortunately, he hit a fellow who was inside the house. — Read the rest
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70% off Melissa & Doug Fill & Roll Grocery Basket Play Set with Play Food {Amazon}

  Huge Savings on Amazon! Get 70% off this super-highly rated Melissa & Doug Fill & Roll Grocery Basket Play Set with Play Food Includes 11 pieces of toy groceries! Choose the option with Frustration Free Packaging to get this great price. Ships free with Prime or $25+ orders Details: Several fun accessories: This play... Read More
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[SHOT 2021] ZEV Tech & SIG Sauer Collaboration – The ZEV Octane Z365XL

A lot of us have the need to increase the amount or the extent of things and carry guns are no exception. So after the ZEV Z365 Octane, enter the Octane Z365XL. As you can imagine, it’s the “hot rod” version of the SIG Sauer 365XL, and mainly intended for 9×19 mm carry. The new […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] ZEV Tech & SIG Sauer Collaboration – The ZEV Octane Z365XL appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, SHOT Show, Concealed Carry, Pistols, Zev Tech, Product Announcement, Sig P365XL, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, Octane Z365XL, SIG Sauer Collaboration

This Bronze-Bedecked LED Illustrates an Artist’s Hand

The LIT Lighting Design Awards have announced that Artist’s Hand, a luminous sculptural piece by Dublin-based Niamh Barry Studio, is the lighting product design of the year. “Based on the concept of drawing with bronze in mid air,” Artist’s Hand has unmistakable echoes of the classic Picasso photo of the artist drawing with light. The output of the latter was an ethereal centaur. For this innovative LED, it’s an even more abstract shape, an undulating and curvaceous form celebr...
Tags: Books, Led, Dublin, Lighting, Pendant Lights, Pendant, Barry Niamh Studio, bronze LED, Lighting Product Design Of The Year, LIT Lighting Design Awards, Mirror-polished Bronze Pendant, Niamh Barry Studio, Niamh Barry

Cover image compression

In 5.10.1: Quote: Bulk metadata edit: Add a new control to compress the cover image files for all selected books Closes tickets: 1911888 What kind of compression does Calibre use here?
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[TFB GUNFEST] The New Trijicon DI Pistol Night Sights

Trijicon sent down Ryan with a new product for Gun Fest 2021 – the Trijicon DI (Dual Illuminated) pistol night sights.  Trijicon already has a pretty extensive line of iron sights available for pistols, many of which feature tritium inserts. The Trijicon DI night sights feature both a dual illuminated front sight and a tritium only […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] The New Trijicon DI Pistol Night Sights appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ryan, Trijicon, Pistols, Guns & Gear, Night Sights, Iron Sights, Gun Fest 2021, Dual Illumination, Trijicon DI

Likebook Mars arrived dead

Hello I bought an used likebook Mars from eBay, upon arrival, it doesn't boot, then I plugged in the charger, still not boot. I noticed there is a tiny hole on the right side of the charging port, I wonder if it's the charging light which should be on when plugged in, which is just black. Should I let it plugged in for a longer time and try again? I wonder if its battery got drained in seller's warehouse, or it's just dead... Thanks
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Gnome Valentines

Print off the cutest Gnome Valentine’s for all your gnomies! There is even a place to attach a candy heart. So cute! Next, you will want to make an amazing Valentine Box! I am sure you will find one with this long list. I personally think DIY Valentines are the best. You will find hundreds ... Read More about Gnome Valentines The post Gnome Valentines appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
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*10 FRAME TOWERS* Preschool Number Fluency Building Game

Preschool at our house isn’t academic at all. We don’t worry about reading or formal math or anything but playing and having fun! Play is a very effective teacher.  We’re starting to work on identifying sums of 10, I like to call them The 10 Friends, by rolling dice and making towers with these ten […]
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After a couple friends recommending I get an e-reader, I finally bit the bullet last summer and got a Kobo Libra H20, on which I have mostly been using Koreader. And I love it! I've got a whole backlog of World War I memoirs, etc., that I've had sitting in Calibre forever, and now I'm finally getting around to reading them. That is, whenever I'm not switching back to the native Nickel interface to read library books. :bookworm: I haven't read this much in years; I've even been reading print bo...
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[TFB GUNFEST] Trijicon Dual Illuminated Fiber Optic Pistol Sights

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with Ryan of Trijicon’s iron sights division about their new dual illuminated, modular, and user-customizable tritium night sights for Glock, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, and SIG Sauer pistols. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages if you enjoy […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Trijicon Dual Illuminated Fiber Optic Pistol Sights appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Di, Trijicon, Pistols, TFBTV, Pistol Sights, James Reeves, Firearms Customization, Gun Fest 2021, Dual Illuminated, Ryan of Trijicon, Glock Smith Wesson Springfield Armory

*KARUBA* Tile Placement, Treasure Hunting Expedition Board Game

We love exploration/tile placement games and Karuba has fun illustrations, great mechanisms, and is a really fun family game!  Players set up the game by taking turns placing one explorer and one temple at least 3 spaces apart on the board. Explorers go along the beach (sandy edges) and temples go in the jungle (green […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, History, Board Games, Geography, Strategy games, Homeschool, Karuba, Gameschooling

FPC and FPF Urge US Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Carry Arms

FPC and FPF Urge US Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Carry Arms U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of NYSRPA v. Corlett, a case involving the right to bear arms in public. The brief is available at FPCLegal.org. New York State forbids ordinary law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm outside the home without a license. To acquire a licence, an...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Court, United States, New York State, Barrett, United States Supreme Court, FPC, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Firearms Policy Coalition, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Gun Rights News, NYSRPA, Firearms Policy Foundation, Joseph Greenlee

The best sewing machines in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A sewing machine can help you make your own masks or clothes, or just repair small holes and ripped seams.  The Brother CS7000X is the best sewing machine because it's precise and user-friendly - even for beginners.If you want to make masks that fit your face perfectly; repair clothes or upholstery; or sew costumes, clothing, or quilts; you'll need a good sewing machine. As a theatrical costume maker for six years, I've made everything from heavy corsets and ho...
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Browning Unveils New Maxus II Wicked Wing Shotgun

The new Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing automatic shotgun. IMG Browning U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The new Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing autoloading shotgun will be available with a “new” Vintage Tan camouflage finish. This retro camo pattern makes this shotgun stand out — until it disappears into the marsh. Wicked Wing model shotguns also include a number of unique features, most notably is the Cerakote Burnt Bronze camo finish on the receiver and Burnt Bronze finish on the barrel. Browning Maxus...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Winchester, Browning, Winchester Repeating Arms, Cerakote Burnt Bronze, Burnt Bronze, Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing

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