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Font sizes when sending book from Calibre to Kobo

I wanted to have a standard size and font for my books both in Calibre and when sent to my Kobo. I set the font size in: Preferences>Conversion>Common Option>Fonts to 13pt. I then converted a small selection of books EPUB to EPUB. Using the Calibre ebook viewer the fonts appeared to be the same size. However when sent to my Kobo there was a significant difference between font sizes. Am I doing something wrong here and is there a way to have my Kobo reader display a set font size, line spacing ...
Tags: Books, Devices, Kobo


Libra Spots under the bezel

Hello. I just bought a new Libra H2O from Amazon and I noticed how the left and top bezels of my e-reader have weird white lines or spots that also light up when I look under the bezels, especially near the centers. I don't notice them when I'm reading, but I'm wondering whether this is just a cosmetic thing with Kobo not having precise plastic parts or is this a sign that the Libra I got is actually used or has a defect. Do you guys have these lines too? Attached a pic. Thanks!! :thanks: ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo


Upgrading from 10 year old Kindle..maybe?!

Hello, I have a 4th generation Kindle and am thinking of upgrading. My current ereader looks brand new and I've had no performance issues until recently. Lately I've sideloaded a lot of converted ebooks and it seems to have really slowed down. It was never lightning fast to start with but now every single action (besides reading, which is unaffected) takes tens of seconds to complete. As you can imagine, when you have to scroll through pages, select a book then add it to a collection, supposedly...
Tags: Books, Kobo, Libby, Which one should I buy


Touch Appli kobo books vers kobo touch

Bonjour à tous, Je suis heureux de découvrir ce forum. Je vous la fait courte ; Je n’arrive pas à faire passer un livre de l’application Kobo books à la Kobo touch :help: Je peux lire le livre sur le smartphone (sur l’application) mais pas sur la Kobo, rien à faire, même en synchronisant avec le wifi. Sachant que je suis en vacances ( smartphone et kobo uniquement dispo) Quelqu’un a t’il une idée pour sauver mon été à la plage ? Merci d’avance, Julien
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo


Clara HD Will it be wise to buy a Kobo Clara HD now?

Kobo Clara HD came out 3 years ago. And Kobo discontinues its devices a few years after they come out. So, Will it be wise if I buy a Clara HD now? How would the device being discontinued by Kobo affect my device if I buy one now? Will it be better to wait for some new device (of the same price range as ClaraHD) to come out? Or should I just go for it and buy a Clara HD?
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Kobo Clara


Not prompted to rate or review anymore

I was wondering if others have motives that Kobo doesn’t prompt for a rating or a review upon finishing a book anymore. When did they stop that? Or am I the only one seeing this behavior? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo


Kobo not recognizing style sheet?

I just modified an ePub that was published several years ago and was working perfectly well in order to try out a replacement icon font that I'm commissioning for it. While I was working on that, I also added some media queries, that I'm just learning how to use: one to make the body use lining figures and one so that the font colors would only show up if the screen supports color. After I was done, I ran a check in Calibre, which it passed. I then ran it through the IDPF ePubCheck validator, ...
Tags: Books, Css, Epub, Kobo, Vollkorn SC, Chuubo


How to backup your Kobo on a Mac

I backup my Kobo for two reasons: 1) Peace of mind and 2) Creating a clean backup before experimenting with third party scripts & apps. The Kobo only mounts the KOBOEREADER partition, but there are two hidden Linux partitions as well. We'll need to use Terminal to back up the entire disk. The Disk Utility app doesn't see the hidden Kobo partitions. 1) Open a Terminal shell (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and type the following, then hit "return": Code: diskutil list Look to see ...
Tags: Books, Ibm, Kobo Developer's Corner, Don, Kobo


Kobo confused by duplicate book

Okay, here's something that seems to go wrong more than once when I sideload books with Calibre. I remember it went wrong once or twice before on my Forma, more or less exactly the way I describe below, and I've just encountered it again. I'll try and describe it as clearly as possible. I had a free copy of Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad that I downloaded from Munseys.com (a now defunct website with copyright free ebooks). This was in my Calibre library on my desktop (Windows 10), and it was on ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Mark Twain, Kobo, Forma, Munseys


Difference between the kobo drivers?

I have a Forma and an Ellipa. On both I've sideloaded the same books, but on the Forma I think I usually did it with the extended driver. Now on the Ellipsa I've sideloaded all those same books, but with the standard driver. Can this be the explanation for some differences in *some* books that I've noticed so far? I notice these problems on the Ellipsa: E.g. there's one book where whatever font I choose, Kobo simply displays the publisher default. In another book, every white line in the t...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Forma, Ellipsa


the trouble with the Kobo environment

Things that suck about the Kobo environment. Just bought a new Ellipsa. Sideloaded 1000+ books, but now it starts giving me the “database disk image is malformed” error repeatedly. Logging out and back in is a slog. Besides, the shelves are beyond repair it seems anyway. So maybe I’ll just remove all books and try again. I’m thinking part of the problem might be that in the past I’ve been stupid enough to buy books from Kobo. And since I don’t turn wifi off all the time (I need it for Pocket, ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Ellipsa


Calibre crashes a lot when sending books to Kobo

Hi Guys, Long time Calibre user here (currently on Mac Big Sur) and have been using different Kobo devices in the past. Now using a Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition for the last few years and syncing has always been great. Recently, when I try to send books to my device, calibre crashes a lot. First I thought it had to do with maybe some weird stuff in de ePubs, so I ran the book editor, did some cleaning up and everything was well again. But now, even after cleanup Calibre will crashing when send...
Tags: Books, Devices, Kobo


Kobo Elipsa review: A sized-up e-reading companion with clever note taking

Kobo’s Elipsa is the latest in the Amazon rival’s e-reading line, and it’s a big one. The 10.3-inch e-paper display brings it up to iPad dimensions and puts it in direct competition with the reMarkable and Boox’s e-reader tablets. It excels on reading experience, gets by on note-taking and drawing, but falls a bit short on versatility. Kobo has been creeping upmarket for a few years now, and though the cheaper Clara HD is still the pick of the litter in my opinion, the Forma and Libra H2O are wo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Ebooks, Ereaders, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Usb, E-readers, E Ink, Clara, Libra, Kobo, Boox, Forma


Import duty on Kobo devices UK?

Apologies if this would be more suitable in the Kobo forum, but it's not actually concerning the device itself. So, I ordered a Kobo Elipsa from the Kobo UK store. It was dispatched from the Netherlands, to the UK, and arrived about a week ago. Today, I received an invoice from FedEx for the sum of £88.25 to cover "import duty/VAT paid by Fedex, or clearance charges, or both". Has anyone else in the UK had this? I was under the impression that taxes (etc) were included in the price charged by ...
Tags: Books, UK, General Discussions, Netherlands, Fedex, Kobo, Kobo UK, Kobo Elipsa


Suggestion. Highlight handlers GUI

Just an idea... to improve the reading and checking of what you are highlight (something like Kobo's ones) Thanks for this amazing app!!!
Tags: Books, Kobo, Viewer


Clara HD USB OTG support on Clara HD — it works!

For several months now I've been working on a project that required keyboard input to my Clara HD, and up until now I was making it work by putting the Kobo into gadget ethernet mode, plugging the keyboard into a host computer (a Raspberry Pi), and transmitting data from the host to the Kobo over that ethernet connection. It worked, but it was kind of janky. Then I ran across the XSoar people, who have set up Kobos as an onboard computer for gliders, using USB OTG. This gave me hope that I coul...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobo, OTG, Kobos, EHCI


remarks on loading big libraries in Kobo

I have the Elipsa since day one (24 June) and started reorganizing my library before, since I had many books in my Archives I wished to read or have at hand but couldn't before, either because of bulk (all my other Kobos have 8 Go storage, Elipsa 32), or readability on smaller devices (PDFs, kepubs with maps/tables etc.) I always use the latest versions of Calibre (5.22, portable so 32bit) and its plugins, mainly Kobo Utilities/Kobo Touch Extended. I recently downloaded the regular 64bit Calibre...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Kobo, Kobos, Elipsa, Kobo Utilities Kobo Touch Extended


Kindle hyphenation

These questions were originally sent to me as a PM, but I am posting my responses here in case anyone else is interested. Quote: Originally Posted by Tex2002ans Recently been on a Hyphenation streak: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...72#post4132872 https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...13#post4133513 telling people more reasons why HTML lang needs to be marked properly. Quote: ...
Tags: Books, Kindle Formats, Malayalam, Kobo


How to make a Kobo private and vendor-independent ?

I bought a Libra mainly to read public-domain ebooks -- not excluding paid-for books. I use Calibre and my Windows 7 PC is my main platform. How to make sure Kobo and Adobe have as little information as possible on what I do ? Can Kobo know what non-Kobo books I load on its reader, read my notes, etc ? Do they have the theoretical possibility ? I assume it's unavoidable on Kobo books. Are they known to do it ? What about Adobe ? How to make sure I can still read my paid-for books if Kobo disa...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Libra, Kobo


Ghost eBook Purchase on an Elipsa

My Kobo Elipsa arrived today, and I’ve been having fun exploring it. Taking notes on almost any e-book is effortless and cool. Both notebook formats are excellent and work flawlessly for me. So I decided to test the kobo store and purchased a new book. The book never arrived. I checked my account on kobo.com and sure enough, there was the purchase. And visiting the book’s page on kobo.com showed that I already owned the book. However, the book still didn’t show up on the Elipsa. It also didn’t s...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Kobo Elipsa, Elipsa


Mini Kobo Mini not starting. Flashing green lights. Can you recommend another fix?

Hi guys, I have followed this forum before to get Koreader in my Kobo and have a better pdf reading experience. Now I have a problem that I can't seem to find a solution for. Before starting, this is the background info: I have a Kobo Mini. Not sure which was the firmware installed. It was also installed Koreader, both KSM and KFMon Problem: - My parrot made a hole on the lateral plastic bit of the reader (I love him, but this is the second time the damned bird does that :| ), without apparen...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, KSM


Amazon's Kindle e-readers are on sale for as low as $55 for the final hours of Prime Day 2021 - here are the best last-minute deals you can snag

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 ends in just a few hours, but there's still time to save on Amazon's Kindle e-readers, alongside the online retailer's other tech products like Echo smart speakers and Ring security devices.Kindle devices are up to 40% off for Prime Day 2021, matching...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Amazon Kindle Oasis


Amazon's line of Kindles are on sale for the best prices we've seen during Prime Day 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 continues through June 22 and includes tons of discounts on the company's own products. That includes Kindle e-readers, alongside the online retailer's other tech products like Echo smart speakers and Ring security devices.Kindle devices are up to 40% off...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Amazon Kindle Oasis


The best Kindle deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021 include $35 off a standard Kindle

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 continues through June 22, and the annual shopping event includes deals on Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers, alongside the online retailer's other tech products like Echo smart speakers and Ring security devices.Kindle devices are up to 40% off for Prime...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Ereader


The best Kindle deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021: $35 off a standard Kindle, plus discounted bundles and cases

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 continues through June 22 and includes tons of discounts on the company's own products. That includes Kindle e-readers, alongside the online retailer's other tech products like Echo smart speakers and Ring security devices.Kindle devices are up to 40% off...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Amazon Kindle Oasis


The best Kindle deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021 are live now, including $35 off a standard Kindle

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 will continue through June 21 and June 22, and the annual shopping event includes deals on Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers, alongside the online retailer's other tech products like Echo smart speakers and Ring security devices.Kindle devices are up to 4...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Ereader


Calibre error, cannot communicate with Kobo

This only happened to me today. Yesterday there were no issues. The Kobo is up to date. Calibre 4.23. Error message: Quote: calibre, version 4.23.0 ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device CorruptError: database disk image is malformed Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 90, in run File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 513, in _books File "site-packages\calibre\devices\kobo\driver.py...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Kobo


The best Kindle deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021 are live now, including $45 off a standard Kindle

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is here (June 21 and June 22), and the annual shopping holiday is usually synonymous with deals on Amazon products. Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers is no exception, and we're already starting to see some early discounts.This year, we're seeing sizab...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Ereader


The best early Kindle deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021, plus what to expect to go on sale tomorrow

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here, and the annual shopping holiday is usually synonymous with deals on Amazon products. Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers is no exception, and we're already starting to see some early discounts.Last year, we saw plenty of deals on various Kin...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Amazon Top, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis


The best Kindle deals we expect on Amazon Prime Day 2021, plus early deals you can shop right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. These are the best Kindle deals during Prime Day 2021. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here, and the annual shopping holiday is usually synonymous with deals on Amazon products. Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers is no exception, and we're already starting to see some early discounts.Last year, we saw plenty of deals on various Kin...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Ereaders, Kindle, Trends, Amazon Prime, Reading, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime Day, Kobo, Tech Insider, Amazon Top, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis