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Unable to sort series by number

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:11:21 GMT

I have three epub files, the John Dos Passos U.S.A. Trilogy. I've edited the metadata so the sort order of the author's name is Dos Passos, John for all three files. The series is The U.S.A. Trilogy, and I've checked to make sure it's exactly the same for all three files. The book titles are: The 42nd Parallel, 1919, The Big Money, in that order. When I sort by Series, 1919 The U.S.A. Trilogy [2] is listed first, then ten other books from other series, which are properly sorted in their series, and then The 42nd Parallel The U.S.A. Trilogy [1] and The Big Money The U.S.A. Trilogy [3]. I've edited the files with Sigil to make sure the author's name sort order is the same in all three files and I've tried deleting the series name and reentering it. I've also tried using the Manage Series plugin to make sure the series name is the same in all three. I can't figure out what to do next. It's not a serious problem with such a short series but it offends me aesthetically.



Other Fiction Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft: Fuel of Fire. v1. 30 Apr 2017

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:33:10 GMT

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler: Born : 1860 Apr 9 Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England: Died : 1929 Jun 22 Ezcerpt It fell upon a day (so the ancient chronicles tell us), before men had discovered that Mershire was a land whose stones were of iron and her foundations of coal, that Guy, the eldest son of Sir Stephen de Baxendale, went out hunting in the merry greenwood which lay between Baxendale Hall and Silverhampton town. And because Guy was too young to take such heed to his own steps and the steps of his steed, as an older and wiser huntsman would have done, the horse put his foot into a rabbit-hole, thereby bringing himself and his rider to the groùnd. In much fear and trembling the retainers picked up the unconscious form of their young master and bore him to Gorsty Hayes, a forester’s lodge in the heart of the wood, which is standing to this day. There he was nursed back to consciousness by Vivien of the Glade, the forester’s fair daughter, much famed in those parts for her skill in discovering healing herbs and distilling soothing potions from the same.



Other Fiction Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft: Fuel of Fire. v1. 30 Apr 2017

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:31:06 GMT

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler: Born : 1860 Apr 9 Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England: Died : 1929 Jun 22 Ezcerpt It fell upon a day (so the ancient chronicles tell us), before men had discovered that Mershire was a land whose stones were of iron and her foundations of coal, that Guy, the eldest son of Sir Stephen de Baxendale, went out hunting in the merry greenwood which lay between Baxendale Hall and Silverhampton town. And because Guy was too young to take such heed to his own steps and the steps of his steed, as an older and wiser huntsman would have done, the horse put his foot into a rabbit-hole, thereby bringing himself and his rider to the groùnd. In much fear and trembling the retainers picked up the unconscious form of their young master and bore him to Gorsty Hayes, a forester’s lodge in the heart of the wood, which is standing to this day. There he was nursed back to consciousness by Vivien of the Glade, the forester’s fair daughter, much famed in those parts for her skill in discovering healing herbs and distilling soothing potions from the same.



N96ML - Handwritting Notes

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:21:14 GMT

Dear all, I am a new user of a BOOX N96ML (just updated to 1.8.1; purchased from ereader-store.de). I have tried the pre-installed [Notes] app which is fairly good and smooth. But note that after long use, I ended loosing a couple of times multiple pages, I suppose is a memory issue. Nevertheless, I am interested for any experience getting something more advanced like [MS OneNote] to work on it. I have installed an older APK (v15+ that is compatible with Android V4.0.4), because I couldn't install any newer. Configuration and notebook opening works fine but final pages are "dark". I can type (not scribble), and changes sync both ways, but I cannot see any because note page is always dark (pitch black :D). Anyone successful to make it work? thanks



Help with another book please

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:40 GMT

I've started another ebook by Elizabeth von Arnim - The Benefactress, published in 1901 - and would appreciate help with these translations. Duselfritz: Anna's German uncle is describing her brother. Unter der Würde einer junge Dame aus guter Familie: The uncle has died, and has sent Anna a letter telling her of his bequest to her, and what he wants her to do in future. sich ewig auf den Federn, mit welchen die bürgerliche Gans geborene Dobbs Peters sonst mangelhaftes Nest ausgestattet hat, zu wälzen: The uncle seems to be saying that he doesn't want Anna to stay with her brother Peter and sister-in-law (nee Dobbs). I've tried to include the diacritics, but please let me know if I've missed any.



FBReader update: hash vs filepath difficulties.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:00:32 GMT

My main ebook reader on my android has recently updated its system, so that anytime a book is changed, it forces you to decide what to do with the book. As I am updating most of my library currently, it means I have to make these choices over and over. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a work around? I assume I can't force the program to accept the new hash and automatically attach it to the existing book. If I remove all books already on the phone and allow calibre to send them again, it will wipe all my bookmarks. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.



Free (Kindle UK) Finding Secrets [Literary Investigative Artifact Mystery w/Romance]

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:18:54 GMT

*Finding Secrets* by Surrey-resident US expat author Lauren Westwood is her standalone contemporary literary/women's fiction journey of self-discovery cum investigative mystery novel with f/m romantic comedy elements, starring the manager of an historic Elizabethan house who discovers a locket in an old coat pocket which leads her on a trail to uncover the truth about past secrets dating back to the London Blitz and the Russian Revolution, with perhaps someone else on the trail as well, encountering discoveries which in turn unlock her future and her heart, as these things do, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus's Aria digital-first imprint for newer authors. The customer reviews say this has a solid (probably non-murder) investigative mystery into the provenance of the locket, fleshed out with a dual POV via faux-historical diary entries, which forms the main plot along with the heroine's related self-realizations, with the romantic elements secondary. YMMV. Currently free @ Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Secrets-uplifting-romance-conquers-ebook/dp/B01KXPPIPS/) (apparently UK-only, and decidedly unfree when I spot-checked assorted regional stores, though YMMV). Price-drop-check linkage for Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/finding-secrets) & iTunes UK (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/finding-secrets/id1154471430?mt=11) & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lauren_Westwood_Finding_Secrets?id=d_obDQAAQBAJ), if you're feeling optimistic. *Description* A country house, a precious jeweled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat – a jewelled mechanical locket shaped like a bird – changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem. From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest – and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie! Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future – and her heart.



Free (Kindle) Harry Doing Good by W. H. Canaway [Literary Crime Aftermath Thriller]

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:04:11 GMT

*Harry Doing Good* by the late English author W. H. Canaway (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._Canaway)), a novelist and screenwriter who had one of his own novels adapted into film, is his vintage literary psychological thriller, dealing with the tragic effects of a horrific criminal encounter and its aftermath when a youth club hiking expedition interrupts the activities of a group of sheep-stealing psychopaths on a mountain plateau in Wales, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' The Odyssey Press imprint. This was originally published in 1973 by Hutchinson & Co. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Doing-Good-W-H-Canaway-ebook/dp/B06XT8D5HT/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* ‘Do-gooders,’ says Harry Eckington, ‘do better’. And no one does more good than Harry himself… As he sets off for a holiday in Snowdonia with his oddly assorted group of young friends, rescued from the youth club, all seems set fair for a healthy, invigorating, uplifting week in the mountains, in spite of their individual handicaps. There is Cheryl’s withered hand, for instance, marring her peaches and cream beauty; and the jagged red blotch that streaks across Ann’s throat; and there are Simon’s turns, though everyone optimistically believes he has been doing better lately. Peter suffers from a frustrating home atmosphere and a set of false teeth, while Linda’s seemingly unshakeable Christian calm hides the traumatic memory of an assault when she was twelve years old. As for Harry himself, he’s not quite as much of a saint as they all think… But, as they leave for Snowdonia, they are united in their deep beliefs, their loyalty to each other, and their admiration for the selfless quality of Harry’s leadership — though this last soon comes under question as their holiday begins to go badly wrong. Everything might have been fine if they had not been forestalled by a crew of sheep-stealing psychopaths, whose criminal plans are completely overset by the unexpected arrival of the friends on the same remote plateau. The confrontation escalates rapidly, leading to a tragedy of violence, rape, and murder — and yet the horror does not end when Snowdonia is left behind. Instead, the aftermath of the mountain tragedy takes a toll nearly as deadly on the survivors… Harry Doing Good is a chilling literary thriller filled with tension and suspense that will keep you gripping on.



Free (Kindle DRM-free) Kill Her, You'll Like It by Michael Avallone [Vintage Mystery]

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:57:05 GMT

*Kill Her, You'll Like It!* by the late Michael Avallone (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Michael_Avallone), SYKM (http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/A_Authors/Avallone_Michael.html), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avallone)) is the 26th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers starring the eponymous NYC P.I., this one pitting him against a serial killer who targets strippers, as he tries to protect a client who is one, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books. This was originally published in 1973 by Curtis. Currently free (and DRM-free) @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Her-Youll-Like-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0198ZO34G/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else worldwide that Amazon sells, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* The killer called himself the Gingerbread Man and his specialty was slicing strippers. He was working his way through the who's who of flesh peddlers like a hungry moth eating its way through a new suit... until it came to Ada Ven's turn. She was the country's top peeler and she wanted to be protected... by someone with a sympathetic heart and a big reputation--Ed Noon. So Noon found himself locked in a hotel suite with Ada and her ex-husband, a midget with a giant chip on his shoulder, trying to keep his mind on business and waiting for a madman with a knife who wanted to steal Ada's heart away...



Kindle Previewer 3 (Beta) -- Any good?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:41:19 GMT

ok, so the best way to look at your work is on the device. Yes, yes, yes. Agree. But has anyone used the Kindle Previewer 3 in Beta, and if so, how close to the "real thing" do you find it to be? I'm looking for a fast way to check various formatting things, and this one seems to be closest to the actual devices that I've offloaded to. Also need to hear about the best way to preview iPhone and tablet, neither of which I have right now, but will soon. thanks



Get Books--Baen EBook Store and B&N Store plugin

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:28:14 GMT

The Baen EBook Store does not work do possibly to the plugin not being updated when the Baen Web site was updated last year. In my testing the B&N store also showed no results. Test case: Mission of Honor David Weber When you have time :thanks: bernie



My first EPUB! Need advice on best practices

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:39:42 GMT

Hi. I'm new here. :p I'm in the process of creating my first EPUB using Sigil, and I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying the process! :2thumbsup I used to construct XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS2 websites, so constructing an EPUB is coming quite naturally to me. I just conducted a Web search for a CSS template to use in my EPUB. I found one that recommends this statement: Code: --------- @page {margin: 10px;} --------- Apparently, this statement adds margins around every page to stop Adobe Digital Editions' line numbers from being superimposed over the content. In other words, this is a fix for a known problem with Adobe Digital Editions. *Questions* 1. Is this statement still necessary? 2. Are there any other "fixes" or best practices that I should be following to ensure maximal compatibility?



Lost CSS / cover

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:21:50 GMT

I've been using Calibre for a few years now to produce an ePubs for release on iPad/Nook/Kindle. I generally know my way around Calibre, at least enough to get the job done, but ran into a few problems this year that I can't sort out. I produce the books in InDesign, export them as ePub files, then clean them up/convert them in Calibre. I test everything on iPad (it's what I have) and once that's ready I convert them for the other two readers and use online tools to make sure they look OK. It has been about a year since I did this last, and I can't get past the first step. 1) Cover image I cannot get my cover image to show up when the file is imported into iBooks. It is attached in the metadata and there is a designated titlepage.xhtml file. It looks fine in Calibre, but when I load it into iBooks, I just get the generic book cover. I have tried unzipping the epub file and adding an itunesartwork file there (a suggestion I found online), but that doesn't do anything. 2) CSS lost on conversion I always have to tweak my CSS after importing from InDesign and everything looks good in Calibre. If I export that file to iBooks, the pages look good. But if I use Calibre to convert the file to iPad3, it strips all CSS from the ePub. (The stylesheets still exist, but the file does not recognize them.) Obviously, I have a file that works. But I am concerned that I will run into the same problem when I optimize the file for Nook/Kindle. 3) Missing text This is a first for me. I noticed that the end of my last chapter is cut off in iBooks. The text is there if you shrink the type size down enough, but you have to get pretty small. This is not a problem in any other chapter. I added a blank chapter after the book, and that seems to have fixed the problem, but I'm curious if anyone else has other solutions? Thanks for any help you've got ...



How Do You Work This Crazy Thing?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:39:01 GMT

I own a hand-me-down eBookwise; my mother gave me hers when she bought a Nook several years ago. Recently, I’ve been wanting to use the thing to read the Oz series. But, I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get books on the thing? I’ve installed several things, and reset the reader. But whenever I plug the USB cable into my laptop, nothing happens. It doesn’t even give me an error code (neither the computer, nor the reader). I spent several hours pouring over my mom’s old files, hoping she left instructions, but found nothing. I know she used Calibre (which I downloaded) but it doesn’t seem to do anything. Help!



Can series-number metadata be a number range?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:14:20 GMT

Have just bought episodes 1-3 of Ryk Brown's Frontiers Saga, and the 3 episodes come as a single ebook. So my question is: Can I somehow set the book's metadata to be series: 'The Frontiers Saga', number in series: '01-03'? I do hope this is possible!