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help, transfer ebooks from tablet to reader

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:25:37 GMT

hi, everyone i have a question. my mother has a e-reader (kobo) and a tablet. she doesn't have a computer so in the past i put her ebooks on her reader but she wants to do it herself, is it possible (in any way) to transfer ebooks from a (android) tablet to her ereader without a computer? she doesn't like to read them on her tablet any suggestions are welcome, thanks in advance.

Houston we have a problem

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:45:00 GMT

Installed Calibre on a new computer. Windows 10 64bit. I'm attempting to import from Kindle Content. After imported I end up with a file starting with BOO...... that can't be opened. Thank you!

New to Using Sigil and Having Issues

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:26:28 GMT

I just recently started trying to use Sigil to publish my picture book, but am having a few issues. The book was created in Inkscape, and all text has been converted to paths, leaving a series of .svg files as individual pages. Within Sigil, I tried to use the .svg files as pages, and the validator said "No Problems" but when I open the book, it is completely empty. I tried to use .png with the same results. I have not tried .jpg yet, but I am wanting to explain my process before I continue to test, in case I am doing it wrong from the get-go. I open Sigil, click "insert file" icon, choose my file, which appears just fine within Sigil, then insert split mark and repeat the process. Then, I ran the validator with no issues, and saved as .epub. When I open the saved file, it is empty. Will this process work with .jpg or some other format, or is there something else I should be doing? It's an ABC book, so I am not really seeing a need for TOC. I did not enter any meta data, or anything else. I literally used the exact process I mentioned. I plan to make more picture books in this same process, so any advice will be greatly appreciated. I see that there are a few different ways to insert files, images, etc. So, considering I am using Inkscape with text converted to paths within the illustration, what is the best way to format my Children's books? I can convert my .jpg if that is the issue, but I can't help but feel there is more to publishing my children's books than just inserting the graphic, then split marker. I hope I explained this clearly. LOL Any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kobo Desktop application link?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:52:19 GMT

Hey all, really sorry if this is already cleared up somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I've tried contacting Kobo Support directly, but all they did was copy-paste back to me the instructions I said I was already following. Problem; I got a new laptop and I'm trying to download Kobo Desktop. redirects to, where there is a lovely 'Download now' button, that doesn't do anything. I even checked the html, there is no link. Help wanted; If the button works for anyone else can you copy the download link for me? Or, if you have the link from the before time, that would help me out too. Elsewise, does anyone have an application suggestion that will sync with my Kobo account? Thank you! *Edit* Oh, Windows 10.

N96 CML system update (current : 1.8.2 ; android still 4.04)

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:56:15 GMT

Hi, N96 series have been updated to 1.8.2 still android 4.04 :cry: Major change is in Neo Reader : now multitab link : here ( waiting ereader to post it to it's support page with changelog translated in English

meta data download

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:28:11 GMT

Hello, I had problems with my library and redid the whole thing. I find now that I cant download any metadata information, never had a problem before. Here is the error message. I made a mess out of things lol calibre, version 2.83.0 ERROR: No matches found: Failed to find any books that match your search. Try making the search less specific. For example, use only the author's last name and a single distinctive word from the title.To see the full log, click Show Details. Running identify query with parameters: {u'title': u'The 6th Target', u'authors': [u'James Patterso'], u'identifiers': {}, u'timeout': 30} Using plugins: Goodreads (1, 1, 12), Google (1, 0, 0), (1, 2, 0), Edelweiss (1, 0, 0), ISBNDB (1, 0, 0), Overdrive (1, 0, 0), (1, 0, 0) The log from individual plugins is below ****************************** (1, 2, 0) ****************************** Found 0 results Downloading from took 0.00599980354309 Plugin failed Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 48, in run File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 1307, in identify File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 902, in browser File "site-packages\calibre\", line 401, in random_user_agent File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 20, in common_user_agents File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 15, in user_agent_data File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 73, in get_path IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Calibre2\\resources\\user-agent-data.json' ******************************************************************************** ****************************** Google (1, 0, 0) ****************************** Found 0 results Downloading from Google took 0.0150001049042 Plugin Google failed Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 48, in run File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 359, in identify File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 296, in browser File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 291, in user_agent File "site-packages\calibre\", line 401, in random_user_agent File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 20, in common_user_agents File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 15, in user_agent_data File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 73, in get_path IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Calibre2\\resources\\user-agent-data.json' ******************************************************************************** ****************************** Overdrive (1, 0, 0) ****************************** Found 0 results Downloading from Overdrive took 0.00300002098083 Plugin Overdrive failed Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 48, in run File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 58, in identify File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 296, in browser File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\metadata\sources\", line 291, in user_agent File "site-packages\calibre\", line 401, in random_user_agent File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 20, in common_user_agents File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 15, in user_agent_data File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 73, in get_path IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Calibre2\\resources\\user-agent-data.json' ******************************************************************[...]

Is it worth upgrading to Aura One from Glo

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:09:25 GMT

I have a Glo from a few years ago that's working perfectly fine. I'm tempted to upgrade to the Aura One for the larger screen and direct library access. Both of which are "nice to have", but not a must for me given the high price of the Aura One. Other than those two changes, are there any other significant improvements that I will notice with the upgrade? EDIT: Oh, forgot to mention the Comfort Light. Is there any significant performance improvement?

sync between pc and phone not working

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:43:25 GMT

Hi Just installed ADE on my Android phone (Samsung S5 with 6.1 marsmallow). I borrowed a drm book from my local library. I then opened it in the phone ADE. But the ADE on the pc doesn't sync the book from the phone. And the books on my pc wasn't synched to my phone. Have I missed something? I have checked the option Automatically dpownload your synched books to this device.

PDF file used to print book, conversion was a disaster, what can be done?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:21:15 GMT

We have a PDF of a book that we published. Using the conversion process butchered the file, as I see is expected by the help forums here. What other way can I take all these files and make them into an ebook more easily? Can I convert it or export the individual pages somehow to make them more easily converted into a PDF? Each page is laid out like a school workbook. With an introduction, objectives, and spaces to answer the questions. Ideally we just want every page to be laid out exactly as they are in the PDF, just in a file to be read by a tablet. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kindle 4th generation stuck with 4.0.1 firmware.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:01:54 GMT

Hello. I have a friend that have an Kindle 4th generation (non-touch). She ask me if i can help her whit this situation. Her Kindle has stuck with version 4.0.1 I can't find which is the next firmware version after 4.0.1 Can someone help me with this problem? Sorry for my bad english!


Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:50:07 GMT

Hello space readers! :)

Does Kobo shop add DRM to DRM-free editions?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:48:36 GMT

I'm a great fan of "B de Books", a Spanish publisher that does not use DRM, and I used to buy their books at "". Now Fnac's ebook department redirects to Kobo shop. I decided to go on and buy at Kobo (after all I even own a Kobo e-reader). I saw a note about DRM but I didn't pay much attention to it. But in the end it was true: my purchase is encrypted. So... What could possibly happen here? Does Kobo add its own DRM to DRM-free editions? Do I always need to check other shops first so I don't get less for my money?

Before receiving Kobo.....

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:39:29 GMT

What do you wish you knew/did before receiving your first kobo? My ka1 will be arriving on Monday, and I'm antsy.... I have Calibre installed, with a few books loaded. I made a column to use for shelves. I installed the Kobo touch extended driver. I've been reading this forum, and I have a vague idea of what patches I intend to put on. I've downloaded some custom dictionaries. I have found some fonts I want to add, and named them (hopefully) correctly. Is there anything else I can do to avoid watching the painfully slow shipping??? (It shipped yesterday, and has already made a cycle... And it's almost a full week until I get it... The case I ordered after ordering the device arrived today!!!)

Wired Daily Edition now fails

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:13:29 GMT

Some articles download ok, others do this: ���r�H�0��z�2�۔V�DɔG��w|K�w�vIX ��E��y����3 ꒕����|x�ɛ���}�zQ�=�xx�0~u:̍؋�l��Ç��Y������C�p��41��ğ�����E�`�T��a���R��l�.�7�h��&�����9� ?�-ߥWB���fI��3�vL��}��h��R�\�+u�عkz�1���'�C����ܳ��o���n��v�K�qִ7{Mr��?�b��Z��.��M�9�K��р'} for several pages...

Restart vs 40-Second Restart

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:07:56 GMT

Is there a difference between: 1) restarting the Kindle via the menus, 2) restarting the Kindle by holding the power button 7 seconds then using the onscreen prompt, and 3) restarting the Kindle by holding the power button for a full 40 seconds? A friend of mine recently contacted Kindle support, and they said the 40-second restart was more thorough than the other two methods. But when I contacted Kindle support to find out what the difference was, they said there was no difference. Any ideas? Thx