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Read with a smart phone or dedicated ereader?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:36:52 GMT

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Error viewing e-books in Calibre

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:42:26 GMT

Frequently after I add an ePub to Calibre and I try to view it I get the following error message. What is the problem? Thanks. calibre, version 2.72.0 ERROR: Could not open ebook: Failed to read book, /Users/hugh/Calibre Library/William Stevenson/A Man Called Intrepid_ The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II (616)/A Man Called Intrepid_ The Incredible True - William Stevenson.epub click "Show Details" for more information Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages/calibre/utils/ipc/simple_worker.py", line 286, in main File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/oeb/iterator/book.py", line 64, in extract_book File "site-packages/calibre/customize/conversion.py", line 245, in __call__ File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/conversion/plugins/epub_input.py", line 238, in convert File "site-packages/calibre/utils/localunzip.py", line 231, in extractall File "site-packages/calibre/utils/localunzip.py", line 213, in _extractall File "site-packages/calibre/utils/localunzip.py", line 163, in copy_compressed_file ValueError: Invalid ZIP file, local header is damaged



Deleting personal docs

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:39:00 GMT

Hi, I am having a problem deleting personal documents from the cloud. I go to Amazons website and pull up my documents in manage content and devices. I take the time to delete at least 200 documents only to have them show up again. I am getting frustrated. Every time i go to reset my voyage, stuff from as far back as 2014 shows up. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. lol Penny



Free (Kindle) No Flowers for the General by Basil Copper [Vintage PI Crime Mystery]

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:22:22 GMT

*No Flowers for the General* by the late British author Basil Copper (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?10314), SYKM (http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Copper_Basil.html), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Copper), obituary at The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/apr/14/basil-copper)), perhaps best known for his contributions to the Solar Pons series which was a popular Sherlock Holmes pastiche back in the day, is the 3rd novel in the Mike Faraday series of vintage crime mysteries starring the eponymous gritty P.I. in California, this installment another one taking him away from L. A. to the small town of Mudville, where there is presumably no joy (with or without a baseball defeat), especially in the wake of a missing persons case which escalates into serial murder, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press's Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1967 edition originally out from Robert Hale. We've previously received the 1st (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280900) & 2nd (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282531) in the series as freebies as well. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Flowers-General-Mike-Faraday-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01MXFZFMP/) (currently stubborn to drop for Canadians but already free in the UK and should eventually also be pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) If you happen to like this series and wish to read more, you might like to know that there are 40+ books in it, which apparently Endeavour has gotten the rights to reprint the lot of, and they do tend to hold helpful 99 cent sales and similar Kindle Countdown offers (not available to Canadians), which you might want to keep an eye out for. *Description* Mike Faraday, a private eye, is hired to travel from his native Los Angeles to a small town named Mudville, population 6,000. It may call itself ‘The Friendliest Town in the World’, but Mike Faraday is about to find out for himself just how wrong that statement is. He’s been requested to investigate a missing persons case, but soon his investigation takes a sinister turn… Soon, a body appears. Then another, and another. This murderer has a penchant for ice-picks, and shows no sign of stopping. And it seems that a local General might be next on the serial killer’s list… With the corpse count mounting, the suave P.I must overcome his toughest challenge yet, and endure some truly gory events if he is going to solve this case. Basil Copper’s No Flowers for the General is a gripping thriller. This is a page-turner you won’t want to put down.



Free (Kindle) Marrakesh Omnibus by Graham Diamond [Arabian Legends Adventure Fantasy]

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:15:33 GMT

*Marrakesh: The Omnibus: Books 1 & 2* by British author Graham Diamond (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?2127), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Diamond)), is a compilation of two otherwise unrelated novels in his historical fantasy setting based on a magical version of the titular city in Morocco, comprising standalone adventure tales inspired by Arabian folklore and history, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from 1981 & 1983 editions originally out from Fawcett's Gold Medal. We've previously received both Marrakesh (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280119) and Marrakesh Nights (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282084) as individual freebies, but it's very generous of Endeavour to offer the omnibus for those who might have missed them earlier. :thanks: Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Marrakesh-Omnibus-Books-Graham-Diamond-ebook/dp/B01N9D2535/) (currently stubborn to drop for Canadians but already free in the UK and should eventually also be pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* For the first time ever, Marrakesh: The Omnibus collects two beloved historical fantasy novels from bestselling author Graham Diamond. Marrakesh: The Omnibus includes: *Marrakesh* Amid the colourful bazaars and dangerous alleyways of the legendary city of Marrakesh, the poet, Daniel, rescues the woman of his dreams. But she is not just his one true love… Siana is the daughter of the desert and descendant of the last of the fabled forty thieves of Ali Baba. Together, they set off to find the legendary treasure the Eye of Paradise, certain that no one can stand in the way of their quest. No one except the evil Dakkar. *Marrakesh Nights* Assassins. The dreaded scourge of the Islamic world. Drugged and crazed with heads shaven and eyes glazed, the members of the Messiah’s secret cult would openly slay the innocent until blood flowed through the streets of the Sultan’s Marrakesh. Men who will stop at nothing to dispatch their foe. And they are on the hunt. Samiah, a dustman’s daughter, may not know it yet, but she is the key to the fight to destroy the guild of the Assassins once and for all. However, before she can learn her harrowing purpose, she must first gain the help of young Gideon, a dubious and secretive figure, but one she needs nonetheless. Just how much she needs him, she does not yet know…



EU: Öffentliche Konsultation zum Warenverkehr mit Kulturgütern

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:55:24 GMT

Noch bis zum 23.01.2017: ---Quote--- Die Europäische Kommission erkundigt sich nach den Ansichten aller interessierten Parteien über die Verabschiedung der Zollvorschriften für die Einfuhr von Kulturgütern in das Gebiet der EU. Dazu gehören Beiträge von Bürgern, Unternehmen, NRO, Wissenschaftlern, Behörden, internationalen Organisationen usw. Die Maßnahmen zielen darauf ab, das kulturelle Erbe zu schützen, den illegalen Handel zu bekämpfen, terroristische Gruppierungen daran zu hindern, Einkommen durch den Verkauf von Kulturgütern zu erzielen, und den legalen Handel mit Kulturgütern in der EU und weltweit zu fördern. Weiters zielen sie darauf ab, die EU-Zollbehörden zu ermächtigen, illegale Sendungen sicherzustellen und die Kenntnis und Rückverfolgbarkeit von Kulturgütern, die über die EU-Außengrenze gelangen, zu vergrößern. Schließlich geht es auch darum sicherzustellen, dass die beschlagnahmten Waren bis zur Rückgabe sicher gelagert werden, sowie um die Förderung internationaler Zusammenarbeit bei der Sicherung des Welterbes. ---End Quote--- Da kann man bei Interesse auch als EU-Bürger seine Meinung äußern, weil man hier gefragt wird. (https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/consultations-get-involved/customs-consultations/consultation-rules-import-cultural-goods_dehttp://) Der Online-Fragebogen ist hier (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ImportCulturalGoodsSurvey2016) abrufbar.



Short Fiction Mansfield, Katherine: Bliss and Other Stories. v1. 16 Jan 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:37:58 GMT

Katherine Mansfield was born near Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888, the third of four surving daughters of middle class parents. Her only brother was eight years younger. In 1901 she began the first of many relationships with men and women, and made the first of several visits to England and Europe in 1903. During the later visits she became known to D.H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, Lytton Strachey, and Virgina Woolf. In 1918 she was diagnosed with TB, and died near Fontainbleau in France in 1923. There are longer and more detailed biographies available online through the Katherine Mansfield Society. Bliss and Other Stories was published as a collection in 1923, and contains fourteen stories: Prelude, Je Ne Parle Pas Français, Bliss, The Wind Blows, Psychology, Pictures, The Man Without a Temperament, Mr Reginald Peacock's Day, Sun and Moon, Feuille d'Album, A Dill Pickle, the Little Governess, Revelations, and The Escape. The source text was taken from the University of Adelaide ebook library and was checked against Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield, first published by Constable in 1945. I have silently corrected typos, curled quotes, replaced italics, used British English, and made changes to spelling and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com. Letters and other documents are set out as blockquotes.



Short Fiction Mansfield, Katherine: Bliss and Other Stories. v1. 16 Jan 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:32:37 GMT

Katherine Mansfield was born near Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888, the third of four surving daughters of middle class parents. Her only brother was eight years younger. In 1901 she began the first of many relationships with men and women, and made the first of several visits to England and Europe in 1903. During the later visits she became known to D.H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, Lytton Strachey, and Virgina Woolf. In 1918 she was diagnosed with TB, and died near Fontainbleau in France in 1923. There are longer and more detailed biographies available online through the Katherine Mansfield Society. Bliss and Other Stories was published as a collection in 1923, and contains fourteen stories: Prelude, Je Ne Parle Pas Français, Bliss, The Wind Blows, Psychology, Pictures, The Man Without a Temperament, Mr Reginald Peacock's Day, Sun and Moon, Feuille d'Album, A Dill Pickle, the Little Governess, Revelations, and The Escape. The source text was taken from the University of Adelaide ebook library and was checked against Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield, first published by Constable in 1945. I have silently corrected typos, curled quotes, replaced italics, used British English, and made changes to spelling and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com. Letters and other documents are set out as blockquotes.



Aura Kobo Aura Edition 2 - SD Card

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Hello, my new Kobo Aura Edition 2 is going to arrive in 8 days. I was wondering if it actually contains an SD card inside the case or is it soldered, I don't want to void my warranty. I've read and searched a lot, but most people say it might contain it. I want a solid answer. :xmas: :thanks:



Sort order of library names

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:20:32 GMT

I've searched through the previous posts, and I suspect I'm not describing something the right way as I found nothing, yet I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask this. I did find warning not to ask about file structures, and this isn't about that, so I should be okay. I have 11 libraries, and when I go to QUICKSWITCH, they're all listed willy-nilly. I'd be fine if they were alphabetical, or the order I created them perhaps, or the last time I edited them, but I have no idea what the order is. I really want alphabetical, with basically the following order: A1 Testing (this is where I play with imports etc so they don't risk messing up an existing library) Bx Working (so B1 is general, B2 is Non-fiction, etc...generally this is my import library waiting to be processed into my "final" libraries). Cx Two formal libraries (C1 for Amazon downloads and C2 for Gutenberg imports) Dx Final (D1 for current TBR file, D2 for ones actively installed on Kindle or Kobo or two different Android devices, D3 for Read, and D4 for reviewed). I know I could do it all in one library with tags, but I like the symmetry to my workflow to move things from A to B to C to D without risking messing up any other parts of my library, plus I have different views in each, etc. My only challenge is that when I go to switch from one library to another, here's what shows up in the QUICKSWITCH list: D2 Active D1 Current E3 Reviewed A1 Testing etc. Or at least it is now. Once I switch around a few libraries, the order changes. Is there some way to sort that list? Not a big problem, maybe just the OCD in me. But it seems like there should be a toggle or something somewhere in the settings to have those in some sort of order, but I don't know what it is or even what to call it to improve my searching. I am willing to remove libraries and re-add them in order if that helps. I feel like I'm almost looking for Library Metadata with a "library sort" field, the same way Book MetaData has a "title" and a "title sort" option. As I said at the beginning, I don't think I'm talking about the file structure, I don't care how that is stored, just the GUI presentation. Any help gratefully accepted. PolyWogg



Communication error question

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:27:58 GMT

Hi all! I'm running Calibre version 2.77 and was trying to transfer book to my Kindle Fire HDX via USB, and I'm getting the following error: Failed to get children from device: hr=2147942521 facility=7 error_code=121 description: The semaphore timeout period has expired. Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 88, in run File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\device.py", line 506, in _books File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\driver.py", line 218, in books File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\driver.py", line 190, in get_driveinfo File "site-packages\calibre\devices\mtp\windows\driver.py", line 269, in filesystem_cache WPDError: Failed to get children from device: hr=2147942521 facility=7 error_code=121 description: The semaphore timeout period has expired. Does anyone have any insight?? Thanks so much!



Touch Search in book stopped working

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:24:40 GMT

My Kobo Touch has worked fine since upgrading to 3.19.5761, but in the last couple of weeks the search in book facility has stopped working properly. It will produce search results, but clicking on any just takes me to my current page. I've switched off/on, but am unwilling to try factory reset except as last resort. Any suggestions?



How to increase the size of the margins?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:13:07 GMT

Hi, I want to print out and bind about 20 chapters of an exercise book so I can reference them more quickly when training. The problem is, the margins are so small that when I try to bind the pages I lose the first word or two of every line. Is there a way I can increase the size of the margins using Sigil so I can get around this problem?



Need help with Cloud Collections

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:26:28 GMT

I have a dozen or so collections on my Paperwhite, but can't see them anywhere else. The PC app has the ability to set up collections, but doesn't sync with my PW collections. When I go to read.amazon.com there are no collections that I can see. When I go to Manage Your Content and Devices I can't see collections, though I think that once I did get a list of books with an indication of what collections they were part of. But I don't know how I got that. And finally, what exactly is the Cloud? Is that where the books I see in my Amazon account are stored, and from where they are downloaded to my PW, to my PC app or to read.amazon.com? Thanks for any clarification anyone can give me.



Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard on M96

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:22:31 GMT

Done!