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Preventing calibre from processing HTML escape sequences

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:43:43 GMT

I don't know if this is the same question as "Preventing Calibre from rewriting custom HTML in recipe?"... ... But I find out that every time that my source text (HTML) has an escape sequence with for example "<" or ">" it gets processed as if it was a "<" or ">" So the "sample" HTML text that I can see in my source page when viewed through a browser as HTML text, gets deleted and unreadable. Can I avoid this with any kind of substitution? I've tried solutions as: preprocess_regexps = [('<','(')] ...which at least would make my text readable, substituting the "<" with a "(" but failed. Is there an easy solution? Thanks.


Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:43:05 GMT

Hey Folks, I'm new to this forum. I'm a published author and artist, and I'm working on creating .epub versions of my stories using Sigil and Calibre. I could use a bit of help with creating a stylesheet (css) that will format the body text more like how it would appear in print. One thing I don't like is the extra amount of space between hard returns and between paragraphs. Seems like an inordinate amount of whitespace to me. If anybody could point me to a discussion thread on this (or could show me how to do what I want), I'd appreciate it. Thanks! AncientWolf

Soldering pads ripped off while doing serial jailbreak

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:28:52 GMT

OMG, the soldering pads are so tiny and both were ripped off during soldering. It seems that the connections have been destroyed. Please is there any way to rescue it? Thanks!!! Kindle PaperWhite v3

Free (Kindle) The Last Walk Out by David Helton [Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic Adventure]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:22:55 GMT

*The Last Walk Out: A Tribal Space Opera* by David Helton (literary agency profile (, a journalist and documentary scriptwriter, is his standalone post-apocalyptic science fiction drama novel, set in a future a thousand years after a viral catastrophe wiped out much of Earth's population, leading humanity to flee to the rest of the solar system, leaving only a few naturally immune survivors behind, whose descendants are apparently being watched as some sort of nature entertainment programme, as one of the elders on the reservation leaves the settlement on a potentially society-changing adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was apparently originally published in 2014 by White Glove, according to the author's literary agency profile, but that seems to be a self-pub imprint which left no trace, and the Venture frontmatter copyright date is for 2017, possibly indicating a rewrite, so this is effectively one of their original publications by an established author, who has previously had one novel out from Simon & Schuster. Currently free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* The catastrophic Abunga virus has wiped out everyone on Earth except for a few scattered souls with natural immunity. Other humans escaped this Apocalypse by fleeing to other parts of the Solar System, populating and exploiting its moons and planets. A thousand years on, those now living on these distant outposts still can't return but secretly confine and observe the survivors as a combination of social experiment and nostalgic entertainment. Their former home is now a ‘holopark’, a new Eden, a Heaven on Earth. It’s a chance for the human race to start all over again. There, Gibbous Moon, a 70-year-old tribal story-teller and seer, is leaving his settlement on a solitary Last Walk Out. Except that he is not alone. Reluctantly he has to accept animal company in the shape of a determined dog he names Yellow. And then his daughter-in-law Paintbrush and her baby Skyman suddenly appear after their clan is brutally massacred by rivals on the reservation. Could it be possible that this small renegade band could now form an unlikely alliance, the basis of a real New Beginning?

Free (nook/Kindle/ePub) Liar's Winter [Xtian 1890s Appalachian Literary Drama Novel]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:02:51 GMT

*Liar's Winter* by Cindy K. Sproles is an apparently standalone novel in her Appalachian sequence of loosely-connected historical literary fiction drama taking place in and around the eponymous mountain range in East Tennessee during the 19th century, this one examining themes of prejudice and choice when a girl stolen as an infant, with a birthmark which leads her kidnapping adoptive family to mistreat her as the devil's child, has a chance to uncover the secrets of her true past even as her abusive “kin” are determined hunt her down, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ B&N ( & Amazon ( & Google Play ( (both available to Canadians). If it turns you you like this one and would like to read more, we've previously received another, presumably unconnected, novel in the same sequence: Mercy's Rain ( *Description* Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark--and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it "the mark of the devil," and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise. Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there's anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which will truly free her? Set in the wild and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of nineteenth-century East Tennessee, Liar's Winter is an unflinching yet inspirational exploration of prejudice and choice.

Free (Kindle) He Knows Your Name [Xtian Faith-Affirming Community Outreach Memoir]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:58:47 GMT

*He Knows Your Name: How One Abandoned Baby Inspired Me To Say Yes To God* by Linda Znachko with Margot Starbuck is some sort of faith-affirming inspirational memoir, about how a tragic news item led her to go out and begin a personal mission connecting with people in unfortunate circumstances, free for a limited time courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians) Price-drop-check linkage for B&N ( & Google Play ( if you're feeling optimistic. *Description* When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko's comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted—-God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind. When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—-a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks. Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.

Free (Kindle DRM-free) The Classical Greek Reader [Ancient Source Texts Introduction]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:44:54 GMT

*The Classical Greek Reader* by Kenneth J. Atchity (Wikipedia (, a former professor of comparative literature and classics who later became a film producer, is his introductory historical source text sampler containing excerpted writings from various sources across many topics throughout the classical period of Ancient Greece, both well-known and obscure, accompanied by brief pieces introducing each author and giving more contextual information to aid in understanding their times, free for a limited time courtesy of small publisher Story Merchant Books (founded by Atchity himself). This was originally published in 1996 by Henry Holt & Co as part of their Henry Holt Reference Books line and credited as by Kenneth John Atchity and was later reprinted by Oxford University Press as part of their Oxford Paperbacks line. It was previously offered free in 2014, and you may wish to pair it with either of Atchity's also previously offered academic reprints: The Renaissance Reader ( and/or Homer's Iliad: The Shield of Memory ( Currently free and DRM-free @ Amazon ( (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Scholarly commentary on the nuances of Greek writing fills library shelves, even entire libraries. Yet nothing can take the place of the documents themselves. The Classical Greek Reader marks an exciting departure from the traditional anthology approach to Greek literature and thought. By focusing not only on the big names but also on the less-familiar voices--the women, doctors, storytellers, herbalists, and romance writers--we are offered a glimpse of ancient Greece as we have rarely seen it. Kenneth J. Atchity provides the reader with firsthand access to literary, artistic, social, political, religious, scientific, and philosophical texts that shaped Greek thinking. From Homeric epics to the histories of Plutarch, and from the poems of Korinna to the romances of Heliodorus, this invaluable reference provides readers with modern translations of the voices that shaped the classical Greek spirit. Each entry contains an introduction identifying the author and providing information that allows readers to consider these ancient texts in a new light. Here are the wonders of the Greek world presented in a modern, accessible manner, perfect for those looking to refresh their acquaintance with the classics and for those who have yet to explore the exciting intellectual energy of the ancient Greek world.

Updates - El Periódico de Aragón, El Correo, Heraldo de Aragón [ES]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:00:40 GMT

Hi there: Updates for these three newspapers in spanish from Spain *El Periódico de Aragón* Code: --------- #!/usr/bin/env python # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- __license__ = 'GPL v3' __copyright__ = '04 December 2010, desUBIKado' __author__ = 'desUBIKado' __description__ = 'Daily newspaper from Aragon' __version__ = 'v0.10' __date__ = '09, September 2017' ''' ''' import re from import BasicNewsRecipe class elperiodicodearagon(BasicNewsRecipe): title = u'El Periodico de Aragon' __author__ = u'desUBIKado' description = u'Noticias desde Aragon' publisher = u'' category = u'news, politics, Spain, Aragon' oldest_article = 1 delay = 1 max_articles_per_feed = 100 no_stylesheets = True use_embedded_content = False language = 'es' masthead_url = '' encoding = 'iso-8859-1' remove_empty_feeds = True remove_javascript = True feeds = [ (u'Portada', u''), (u'Arag\xf3n', u''), (u'Internacional', u''), (u'Espa\xf1a', u''), (u'Econom\xeda', u''), (u'Deportes', u''), (u'Real Zaragoza', u''), (u'Tecnyconta Zaragoza', u''), (u'Monta\xf1ismo', u''), (u'Opini\xf3n', u''), (u'Tema del d\xeda', u''), (u'Escenarios', u''), (u'Sociedad', u''), (u'Gente', u''), (u'Espacio 3', u''), (u'Fiestas del Pilar', u''), (u'Semana Santa', u'') ,(u'La crónica de Valdejal\xf3n', u'') ,(u'La crónica de Campo de Borja', u'') ,(u'La crónica de Ejea y sus pueblos', u'') ,(u'La crónica del Bajo Gállego', u'') ,(u'La crónica del Campo de Cariñena', u'') ,(u'La crónica de la Ribera Alta del Ebro', u'') ,(u'La crónica del Campo de Belchite', u'') ] remove_tags_before = dict(name='div' , attrs={'class':'Pagina'}) remove_ta[...]

cover.jpg did not exist when this move operation was started

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:54:52 GMT

Hi, I started getting this exception when editting the title and author of some of the books in my library. I removed the books and restarted the Calibre, but still get the error. I don't think this is related to the books at all. Has anyone seen this? Any recommendations? Code: --------- calibre, version 3.8.0 ERROR: Unhandled exception: ValueError:The file u'C:\\Users\\erenc\\Documents\\Calibre\\\\\\ (Id)\\cover.jpg' did not exist when this move operation was started calibre 3.8 [64bit] embedded-python: True is64bit: True Windows-10-10.0.15063-SP0 Windows ('64bit', 'WindowsPE') ('Windows', '10', '10.0.15063') Python 2.7.12+ Windows: ('10', '10.0.15063', 'SP0', u'Multiprocessor Free') Interface language: None Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\", line 647, in next_clicked File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\", line 579, in apply_changes File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\", line 220, in commit File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 824, in func File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 62, in call_func_with_lock File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 1095, in set_field File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 1109, in update_path File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 1561, in update_path File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 1347, in copy_cover_to File "site-packages\calibre\utils\", line 419, in copy_path_to ValueError: The file u'C:\\Users\\erenc\\Documents\\Calibre\\<Libname>\\<Author>\\<Title> (Id)\\cover.jpg' did not exist when this move operation was started --------- <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">epub -> epub/mobi/azw3 breaks up chapters</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:15:23 GMT</p> Hey all! I have an ePub file that has a lot of sub-chapter headings. When I tried to convert it (into ePub again) Calibre broke up each sub-chapter into entirely separate chapters/html files. I thought this might be because the headings were h2, so I clicked the 'none' for chapter marks in the structure detection tab. Still didn't work. I turned all the h2s into h4s, still with with the 'none' selected, and nope. I've tried converting into MOBI and AZW3 formats too to see if that would help, but it didn't. I'm working with Calibre 3.8. Can anyone help me? I've no idea what I'm doing wrong. <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Other Fiction Mügge, Theodor: Arvor Spang V.1 [German] 25.09.2017</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:51:44 GMT</p> Theodor Mügge, eigentlich Friedrich Theodor Leberecht Mücke (* 8. November 1802 in Berlin; † 18. Februar 1861 ebenda) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Verfasser von Abenteuerromanen … Wie die Romane mit dem Hintergrund des nordischen Lebens Mügges beste poetische Leistungen waren, so ragten auch unter seinen Reisebildern die Schilderungen aus dem Norden besonders hervor, und bei glücklicher Auffassung der geographischen und ethnographischen Eigentümlichkeiten der durchstreiften Länder werden darin auch die politischen Verhältnisse mit Sachkenntnis besprochen. (Wikipedia). Letzteres trifft auch auf den Roman "Arvor Spang" zu. Der Verfasser legt sein bewährtes Konzept zugrunde: Eine oder, wie hier, zwei Liebesgeschichten werden mit wirtschaftlichen Begehrlichkeiten und politischen Intrigen vor dem Hintergrund der schwedisch-norwegischen Geschichte kombiniert und dabei Landschaft und Mentalität der nordischen Sphäre eindrucksvoll geschildert. Bei einigen Brüchen und Ungereimtheiten handelt es sich um eine spannende und – was den politischen Hintergrund angeht – aufschlussreiche Geschichte. Die Rechtschreibung wurde angepasst. <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Disassembling I86?</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:06:17 GMT</p> Hello. Accidently broke Boox I86ML Plus screen and would like to ask if anyone had disassembled it before? <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Right-to-left writing direction in epub</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:08:39 GMT</p> Hi all, would anyone know if koreader supports chinese/japanese epub format with writing direction from right to left? I tried experimenting with modifying epub.css to have html { writing-mode: vertical-rl; -webkit-writing-mode: vertical-rl; -epub-writing-mode: vertical-rl; } and then set rendering style to point to it. But no luck... Otherwise, if any one can point me to any posts in the past if it's been asked before, it would be very much appreciated as well! Thanks a lot in advance! Cheers, Albert <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Banned Books Week Begins</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:44:21 GMT</p> ---Quote--- The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. ---End Quote--- As a teenager I would try my best to find copies of "banned books" just to see what the fuss was. As an altar boy my best source of books to seek out was the Librorum Prohibitorum, the Prohibited Books list. Our school library and small local branch library had few of the tantalizing tomes. Since this was decades before the internet I would have to hitch rides with my older friends to get to larger libraries and used book stores. Was I the only teenager in the 1966-1971 era to do this? <div class='clearbothFix'></div> </div><br /> <hr /><br /><div class="item"> <a href="" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">Incomplete device detection: Pixel C</a><br /> <p>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:34:35 GMT</p> I am having trouble connecting my Pixel C with Calibre. The device is detected - device and library information are retrieved but it inevitably hangs when trying to get the list of books of which there are only a couple. I'm running Calibre 3.8 on a Windows 10 v1703 laptop with an up-to-date Pixel C on Android V8.0.0. Note that Calibre works fine with my Amazon Kindle PW and I even tested it on another Android device - an HTC M10 - which worked OK too. And I've also tried different cables as well as following the basic troubleshooting instructions in the pinned thread and the FAQ. The Pixel is recognised by Windows and can transfer stuff. This is the resulting bug report: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- calibre, version 3.7.0 ERROR: Error: Error communicating with device Failed to create stream interface to write to object: hr=2150236162 facility=42 error_code=2 description: Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it. Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\", line 88, in run File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\", line 511, in _books File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\", line 285, in books File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\", line 311, in write_metadata_cache File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\", line 151, in put_calibre_file File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\windows\", line 37, in check_thread File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\windows\", line 441, in put_file WPDError: Failed to create stream interface to write to object: hr=2150236162 facility=42 error_code=2 description: Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone have any ideas? 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