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Although Oyster is getting all the press, I'm more interested in the eReatah e-book subscription service. I joined yesterday on the $14.99 Cub plan, which lets you download two books per month. The selection is better than I expected, with plenty of recent and interesting books. The website is still a work in progress, but the eReatah team was responsive to my questions. The big drawback (and dealbreaker for many) is that you have to read the books on the eReatah app, either Android or iOS. For...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Oyster

Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection offers Open Access

Introducing Open Access at the CMA: For the Benefit of All the People Forever "Beginning immediately, as many as 30,000 images of public-domain artworks in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) collection will be available to all as part of our Open Access program. In addition, metadata relevant to more than 61,000 works are available without restriction, whether the works themselves are in the public domain or under copyright. To make this i...
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To finish a galley...or not to finish a galley

I received a galley and I’m about 10 pages in and...well...I just don’t care. My question to you is how long have you stuck it out with a galley that hasn’t piqued your interest by page 10-20? Do you feel obligated to finish it because it’s a galley? Curious as to your thoughts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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help with thailand translate

I would like to help translate the website and information to Thailand i'm waiting response from the admins...
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Indies on Amazon Kindle Only

Why do so many independent authors choose to lock their eBooks into the Amazon Kindle ecosystem? With Amazon recently further locking down Amazon Kindle eBooks, I've been looking into other eBook stores. Many of the eBooks I've read are independently published and either solely available on Amazon Kindle, or only available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. Nothing on Google Play Books, Kobo, or independent eBook shops. It makes it difficult to avoid Amazon Kindle or leave the Amazon Kindle ec...
Tags: Amazon, Books, General Discussions, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books Kobo

how can Transfer of books

Hi Microsoft updated my computer and now I have lost all my books on Calibre although it is in a folder on my comp. How can I transfer the said books back onto my Calibre? Thank you
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What of those features is the most

Hi, Me and a group of 5 other students are going to develop this term an eBook management application. Right now, we have: Organisation of ebooks in "Libraries". Rating of Books Barcode-Scanner for the ISBN Child Protection Password Author Based Automatic Book Organisation Tagging System A simple epub editor Printing What of those features is the most/least important to you? Is there any feature you want to see in an ebook management system? Thank you for helping out!
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Organisation

Philly.Com Article about the Struggle of Libraries with eBooks (the website of Philadelphia's two newspapers), published an article today about the struggle the Free Library of Philadelphia has with eBooks. Specifically, their publishers. Quote: Originally Posted by The book-crammed Free Library of Philadelphia has found a way to stay relevant in the 21st century: ebooks. Last year, 28 percent of the Free Library’s total circulation of more than five million books came from...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Philadelphia, Philly, Trump White House

Books not showing up in my library

Hey y'all, I've had a Kindle for about a month now. I was having no issues with it at the beginning when I first bought it: I could purchase items through the Kindle and they would download to my library. But after a few weeks of nonuse any title that I purchase or try to sample is not showing up in my library. This is very frustrating for me. If any could provide me with some help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Question on author (genres): Heather Graham

Heather Graham has written many books that look interesting (at least the covers of the novels catch my eye). But I have never tried any of her books, because I associate her, right or wrong, with romance novels. I have zero interest in those. But Graham also appears to be into thrillers and mysteries from what I see. Tell me, are her thrillers infected with sloppy romance crap? I would like to give her a try maybe, but not if her books are simply romances disguised as other genres. If her...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Graham, HEATHER GRAHAM


If I have outstepped the boundaries of this site/forum, I'm sure someone will tell me and I will politely disengage. If however, this is a valid site/forum for this question, I respectfully ask: I am attempting to load/enable deDRM and the KFX plug-ins into calibre. I have 'dropped' both these zipped and unzipped downloads into the calibre configuration directory with no success, and they do not show up in the ADVANCED, PLUGINS (PUZZLE SHAPE) in any of the plugin categories and of course the m...
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Can't Remember What You Read? Blame the Font

Can't Remember What You Read? Blame the Font, Not Forgetfulness Quote: REMEMBER ALL THOSE classics you devoured in comp-lit class? Neither do we. Research shows that we retain an embarrassingly small sliver of what we read. In an effort to help college students boost that percentage, a team made up of a designer, a psychologist, and a behavioral economist at Australia’s RMIT University recently introduced a new typeface, Sans Forgetica, that uses clever tricks ...
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Kindle 4th Gen won't connect to wifi network - won't list wifi networks?

I'm having problems with my wifes 4th gen kindle in that it won't connect to the wifi network. The kindle says it isn't connected and zero networks available and when we click on the option to list networks, the box around the option goes black (i assume to highlight) and then does nothing. I've tried restarting and reseting to factory defaults, neither worked and the factory reset didn't even wipe the device - all her books were still on the device. Apart from throwing the kindle out of the up...
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Recommendation for an easy to use Android ereader app...

Howdy, I'm looking for an easy to use, nice looking, ereader app to put on my kids' tablets. I don't need any fancy features but would like to be able to view things by series. For example, if I want to put a number of trilogies on their tablet, I want them option of being able to put them in a folder called ABC Trilogy, and XYZ Trilogy, and have the ability to view the Trilogy names without seeing the actual books. Then I can tap the Trilogy name to see the actual books. Basically we are tak...
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interesting blog post by Ilona Andrews about the economics of KU

I found this blog post interesting: It's by Ilona Andrews (husband and wife team, best known for their conventionally-published Kate Daniels distopia/romance series, but also with some other series) and is about the economics, for them at least, of KU for their non-traditionally published titles. They also talk about the assumed economics for other authors who write differently (faster) than they do. If you don't want to read the post, the short ...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, KU, Ilona Andrews, Kate Daniels

hi guys, i have a question please help me!

Would you mind editing your posts and putting the list of errors inside "spoiler" tags, please? It'll make this thread an awful lot more readable (and much, much shorter!) Thanks.
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Need help?

This thread is being started so when you find errors in an eBook you have read, you can post the errors so others can fix them before reading. Please hold off from posting until you have finished the book so you can post all the errors in one message unless you find something serious that should be pointed out before you finish.
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Sony DPT-S1, first edition, what’s the value?

Hello, I’m just looking for some information on a subject I’m totally ignorant on, the ereader used marketplace. I have a first edition Sony DPT-S1 and I’m thinking of selling it. Just a ballpark number, what do you think I could expect to sell it for? It’s in excellent condition. I actually built a metal case for it. What’s a good way to sell it? I can’t imagine Craigslist! I thinking of a backlit upgrade, like the Mimas or something. Is a upgrade even worth it with the current technol...
Tags: Books, Craigslist, General Discussions, Sony DPT

PDF reading and independent note taking?

I am looking for an eInk device which is good for reading PDF and has a notepad app. I guess a separate folding bluetooth keyboard would be ideal, one with a built in stand. I know the Dasung notEreader will probably be excellent for this but what about right now?
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I tried to convert it with the K2ODFOpt software

Hi I have downloaded a PDF format book to read on my tablet with either Prestigio e-Reader or EzPdf. The book reads fine with Acrobat on my PC, but it doesn'i open in the tablet ( Samsung galaxy 4), as it does with all the other PDF books. I tried to convert it with the K2ODFOpt software, as I have done many times, but it still doesn't open in the e-reader. I ran a sample of the converted book in Acrobat Reader and it works perfectly. It is an old book belonging to the C.G. Jung Collected W...
Tags: Books, Samsung, General Discussions, Jung Collected Works

Why no Remarkable Subforum??

Or---does anyone know of a forum dedicated to the Remarkable tablet? I have had one for a month or so and it is equivalent to a larger version of my Kindle Paperwhite that I can write upon with a stylus. By the way, unlike many others, it is very responsive to stylus strokes. It does have a few shortcomings that I feel will be ironed out, but overall it was a good purchase!
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eText World PDF download to Kindle - Keep table of contents?

The website etext world offers a few of my textbooks for super cheap, but they come in PDF format. I have been able to send to my kindle(paperwhite) in both PDF format and EPUB format. The problem with PDF format is the text appears very small on the screen and difficult to read. EPUB is much easier to read (like a normal kindle book) but it loses the table of contents. Often times our assignment will be "Read Chapter 8" or something like that, and I can't jump to the start of CH8 when the PDF...
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Is this a Mystery Trope?

So I've just read "Star Trap" by Simon Brett which is the 3rd Charles Paris mystery. I think it qualifies as a "cosy" mystery because it's light on gruesome details and strong on character, setting and the puzzle element of the plot. Anyway, I don't read a lot of these but it's a nice change of pace occasionally. What I noticed, and I think I've noticed this before, is that the main character, Paris, who is an actor not a detective, but who is investigating the crimes, asks a lot of question...
Tags: Books, Paris, General Discussions, Charles Paris, Simon Brett

Download and convert web page

Wondering if Calibre is able to download and convert web page into an epub? Suppose we provide the url. Download and convert. Nice epub. Can it be?? Thanks, Nicholas Kormanik
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Moving from Zinio to another reader on Android

A few years ago I started using Zinio on my android tablet to read magazines I electronically subscribe to. The problem I'm having now is that once you download each month's copy it stores the magazine in the tablets internal storage and now I'm low on resources on my tablet. Unfortunately, Zinio does not allow you to store your magazines on an SD Card and I'm trying to determine if there's a manual way to move my magazines from internal storage to my SD card but be able to restore the magazin...
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Why Hollywood didn't fight for copyright extension in 2019

I wondered why Hollyweird wasn't at the barricades to protect things from going into the public domain in 2019. I just found out the answer. . . Here's the Sonny Bono (AKA The Mickey Mouse Protection Act) Act: "SEC. 102. DURATION OF COPYRIGHT PROVISIONS. (a) PREEMPTION WITH RESPECT TO OTHER LAWS .—Section 301(c) of title 17, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘February 15, 2047’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Febr...
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B&N phishing

I just opened an email claiming to be from B&N indicating a change of password has occurred, etc. The typical false negative (or is it positive) setup, since I obviously didn't reset my password. I can't even remember it! So beware this type scam. I called B&N about it but they didn't seem to care. Go figure. *************************** We sent this message because you contacted Barnes & Noble about your password. To reset your password, please click [here]. To ensure the security of your acco...
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Amazon KDP

Schoen good day e-reader community, Wanted to know what an "imprint" is? Or. I bought a German ISBN (German ISBN), and I also entered the number of the ISBN I received on KDP and on my imprint. Unfortunately, I do not know what I should type in the field "Imprint"? * My guess as "Selfpublisher" (without a publisher), or on my imprint is "Publisher: (name, last name)", vllt. should I enter this identity also with the box imprint? ,
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What matters most to you when reading a good book?

Hi all, I'm an avid reader (mostly Russian classical fiction) as well as aspiring entrepreneur. I'm doing some research to understand what avid book readers, like me, care about most and potentially to create a solution for us all. If interested, care to share your thoughts using my short 5 minute survey? Appreciate hearing from you! Happy reading!
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Hack attack?

I see that a thread of which I was OP has now had the OP identity changed: Now the OP is "demonss". What with someone new also copying a book posting of mine in the Patricia Clarke Library, but without the book, I wonder of someone outside is snooping around the forum having "fun". See "What books did you have to study at school?" in the Reading Reccomendations forum. and "Golden Windmill and Other Stories" post by "baseball" in Kindle Library.
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Patricia Clarke Library