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  • When are removed eBooks being put back?
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  • Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $35
  • Kobo Glo HD 4.2.8432. Re: Overdrive
  • New absurd problem...
  • Mystery and Crime Hardy, Arthur Sherburne: No. 13, rue du Bon Diable. v1. 20 Feb 2017
  • Mystery and Crime Hardy, Arthur Sherburne: No. 13, rue du Bon Diable. v1. 20 Feb 2017
  • Replace E-ink screen (K3W) with a carta screen?
  • Aura H2O Screen stuck at last read PDF via Koreader - no way to reset
  • Can't read audiobook on my Clip anymore
  • Pandora and other radio apps.
  • Empty collections
  • Is the Wi-Fi on new Kindles different (better) than on 2 year old ones?
  • 23 ID characters are too many!?
  • Fully Automated ebook file parsing, ISBN extraction, Titel Extraction and metadata


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    When are removed eBooks being put back?

    There were a number of eBooks removed from the library because they were not yet public domain in life+70 countries. But some are such as HG Wells. When are these now PD eBooks being put back in the library?

     
    Converting UTF-8 TXT to Epub

    Example file: spaghetti_sparkle_2_-_galaonline.txt (don't judge me).
    Quote:

    >f**ksgiven:零
    Opening the .txt file in Word, accepting the default encoding of UTF-8, resaving as .docx, and converting to .epub in calibre preserves the "零" (although by default Word saves the file in Courier New). But trying to use Calibre to convert the .txt file directly to .epub changes the "零" to "雜" (displayed as "éś"). It also strips single line breaks.

    Conversion log for .docx-to-epub:
    Code:

    Convert book 1 of 1 (spaghetti sparkle 2)
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In __init__
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In load_resources
    DeDRM v6.1.0: verdir C:\Users\N\AppData\Roaming\calibre\plugins\DeDRM\6.1.0
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In initialize
    Conversion options changed from defaults:
      search_replace: '[]'
      output_profile: 'kindle_pw'
      sr2_search: None
      transform_css_rules: '[]'
      sr2_replace: None
      verbose: 2
      filter_css: u''
      sr3_search: None
      read_metadata_from_opf: u'C:\\Users\\N\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_o1jd4a\\bc57t_.opf'
      sr1_search: None
      sr3_replace: None
      sr1_replace: None
    Resolved conversion options
    calibre version: 2.79.0
    {'asciiize': False,
     'author_sort': None,
     'authors': None,
     'base_font_size': 0.0,
     'book_producer': None,
     'change_justification': u'original',
     'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|prologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
     'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
     'comments': None,
     'cover': None,
     'debug_pipeline': None,
     'dehyphenate': True,
     'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
     'disable_font_rescaling': False,
     'docx_inline_subsup': False,
     'docx_no_cover': False,
     'docx_no_pagebreaks_between_notes': False,
     'dont_split_on_page_breaks': False,
     'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
     'embed_all_fonts': False,
     'embed_font_family': None,
     'enable_heuristics': False,
     'epub_flatten': False,
     'epub_inline_toc': False,
     'epub_toc_at_end': False,
     'expand_css': False,
     'extra_css': None,
     'extract_to': None,
     'filter_css': u'',
     'fix_indents': True,
     'flow_size': 260,
     'font_size_mapping': None,
     'format_scene_breaks': True,
     'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
     'input_encoding': None,
     'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x0000000005483CF8>,
     'insert_blank_line': False,
     'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
     'insert_metadata': False,
     'isbn': None,
     'italicize_common_cases': True,
     'keep_ligatures': False,
     'language': None,
     'level1_toc': None,
     'level2_toc': None,
     'level3_toc': None,
     'line_height': 0.0,
     'linearize_tables': False,
     'margin_bottom': 5.0,
     'margin_left': 5.0,
     'margin_right': 5.0,
     'margin_top': 5.0,
     'markup_chapter_headings': True,
     'max_toc_links': 50,
     'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
     'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
     'no_default_epub_cover': False,
     'no_inline_navbars': False,
     'no_svg_cover': False,
     'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.KindlePaperWhiteOutput object at 0x00000000054983C8>,
     'page_breaks_before': u'/',
     'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
     'preserve_cover_aspect_ratio': False,
     'pretty_print': True,
     'pubdate': None,
     'publisher': None,
     'rating': None,
     'read_metadata_from_opf': u'C:\\Users\\N\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_o1jd4a\\bc57t_.opf',
     'remove_fake_margins': True,
     'remove_first_image': False,
     'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
     'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
     'renumber_headings': True,
     'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
     'search_replace': '[]',
     'series': None,
     'series_index': None,
     'smarten_punctuation': False,
     'sr1_replace': None,
     'sr1_search': None,
     'sr2_replace': None,
     'sr2_search': None,
     'sr3_replace': None,
     'sr3_search': None,
     'start_reading_at': None,
     'subset_embedded_fonts': False,
     'tags': None,
     'timestamp': None,
     'title': None,
     'title_sort': None,
     'toc_filter': None,
     'toc_threshold': 6,
     'toc_title': None,
     'transform_css_rules': '[]',
     'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
     'unwrap_lines': True,
     'use_auto_toc': False,
     'verbose': 2}
    InputFormatPlugin: DOCX Input running
    on C:\Users\N\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_o1jd4a\fgzz3b.docx
    Converting Word markup to HTML
    Converting styles to CSS
    Cleaning up redundant markup generated by Word
    Parsing all content...
    Parsing index.html ...
    Initial parse failed, using more forgiving parsers
    Parsing index.html as HTML
    Parsing docx.css ...
    Generating default TOC from spine...
    Merging user specified metadata...
    Detecting structure...
    Auto generated TOC with 0 entries.
    Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes...
    Source base font size is 10.50000pt
    Removing fake margins...
    Found 183 items of level: p_1
    p_1  left margin stats: Counter({u'0': 183})
    p_1  right margin stats: Counter({u'0': 183})
    Cleaning up manifest...
    Trimming unused files from manifest...
    Creating EPUB Output...
    Splitting markup on page breaks and flow limits, if any...
            Looking for large trees in index.html...
            No large trees found
    Generating default cover
    This EPUB file has no Table of Contents. Creating a default TOC
    EPUB output written to C:\Users\N\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_o1jd4a\datz4i.epub

    Conversion log for .txt-to-.epub:
    Code:

    Convert book 1 of 1 (spaghetti_sparkle_2_-_galaonline)
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In __init__
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In load_resources
    DeDRM v6.1.0: verdir C:\Users\N\AppData\Roaming\calibre\plugins\DeDRM\6.1.0
    DeDRM v6.1.0: In initialize
    Conversion options changed from defaults:
      sr3_replace: None
      sr1_replace: None
      search_replace: '[]'
      output_profile: 'kindle_pw'
      markdown_extensions: u'toc, tables, footnotes'
      sr2_search: None
      transform_css_rules: '[]'
      sr2_replace: None
      verbose: 2
      filter_css: u''
      sr3_search: None
      read_metadata_from_opf: u'C:\\Users\\N\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_o1jd4a\\xy4rwu.opf'
      sr1_search: None
    Resolved conversion options
    calibre version: 2.79.0
    {'asciiize': False,
     'author_sort': None,
     'authors': None,
     'base_font_size': 0.0,
     'book_producer': None,
     'change_justification': u'original',
     'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|prologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
     'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
     'comments': None,
     'cover': None,
     'debug_pipeline': None,
     'dehyphenate': True,
     'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
     'disable_font_rescaling': False,
     'dont_split_on_page_breaks': False,
     'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
     'embed_all_fonts': False,
     'embed_font_family': None,
     'enable_heuristics': False,
     'epub_flatten': False,
     'epub_inline_toc': False,
     'epub_toc_at_end': False,
     'expand_css': False,
     'extra_css': None,
     'extract_to': None,
     'filter_css': u'',
     'fix_indents': True,
     'flow_size': 260,
     'font_size_mapping': None,
     'format_scene_breaks': True,
     'formatting_type': u'auto',
     'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
     'input_encoding': None,
     'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x0000000005352D68>,
     'insert_blank_line': False,
     'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
     'insert_metadata': False,
     'isbn': None,
     'italicize_common_cases': True,
     'keep_ligatures': False,
     'language': None,
     'level1_toc': None,
     'level2_toc': None,
     'level3_toc': None,
     'line_height': 0.0,
     'linearize_tables': False,
     'margin_bottom': 5.0,
     'margin_left': 5.0,
     'margin_right': 5.0,
     'margin_top': 5.0,
     'markdown_extensions': u'toc, tables, footnotes',
     'markup_chapter_headings': True,
     'max_toc_links': 50,
     'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
     'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
     'no_default_epub_cover': False,
     'no_inline_navbars': False,
     'no_svg_cover': False,
     'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.KindlePaperWhiteOutput object at 0x0000000005364438>,
     'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
     'paragraph_type': u'auto',
     'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
     'preserve_cover_aspect_ratio': False,
     'preserve_spaces': False,
     'pretty_print': True,
     'pubdate': None,
     'publisher': None,
     'rating': None,
     'read_metadata_from_opf': u'C:\\Users\\N\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_o1jd4a\\xy4rwu.opf',
     'remove_fake_margins': True,
     'remove_first_image': False,
     'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
     'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
     'renumber_headings': True,
     'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
     'search_replace': '[]',
     'series': None,
     'series_index': None,
     'smarten_punctuation': False,
     'sr1_replace': None,
     'sr1_search': None,
     'sr2_replace': None,
     'sr2_search': None,
     'sr3_replace': None,
     'sr3_search': None,
     'start_reading_at': None,
     'subset_embedded_fonts': False,
     'tags': None,
     'timestamp': None,
     'title': None,
     'title_sort': None,
     'toc_filter': None,
     'toc_threshold': 6,
     'toc_title': None,
     'transform_css_rules': '[]',
     'txt_in_remove_indents': False,
     'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
     'unwrap_lines': True,
     'use_auto_toc': False,
     'verbose': 2}
    InputFormatPlugin: TXT Input running
    on C:\Users\N\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_o1jd4a\prmnfp.txt
    Reading text from file...
    Detected input encoding as ISO-8859-2 with a confidence of 84.8260567914%
    Auto detected paragraph type as unformatted
    Auto detected formatting as heuristic
    Running text through basic conversion...
    Language not specified
    Creator not specified
    Building file list...
            Found files...
                    HTMLFile:0:a:C:\Users\N\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_o1jd4a\index.html
    Normalizing filename cases
    Rewriting HTML links
    Parsing index.html ...
    *********  Heuristic processing HTML  *********
    There are 12 blank lines. 0.107142857143 percent blank
    minimum chapters required are: 1
    found 0 pre-existing headings
    Total wordcount is: 1240, Average words per section is: 1240, Marked up 0 chapters
    Hard line breaks check returned True
    Median line length is 39, calculated with html format
    Fixing hyphenated content
    Looking for more split points based on punctuation, currently have 0
    marked 1 section markers based on punctuation. - Fucking embarrassing</p>
    Formatting scene breaks
    Forcing index.html into XHTML namespace
    Merging user specified metadata...
    Detecting structure...
    Auto generated TOC with 0 entries.
    Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes...
    Source base font size is 12.00000pt
    Removing fake margins...
    Found 112 items of level: p_1
    p_1  left margin stats: Counter({u'0': 112})
    p_1  right margin stats: Counter({u'0': 112})
    Cleaning up manifest...
    Trimming unused files from manifest...
    Creating EPUB Output...
    Splitting markup on page breaks and flow limits, if any...
                    Splitting on page-break at
            Looking for large trees in index.html...
            No large trees found
            Split into 2 parts
    Generating default cover
    This EPUB file has no Table of Contents. Creating a default TOC
    EPUB output written to C:\Users\N\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_o1jd4a\bbtamz.epub

    Is there any fast way to bulk-convert .txt to .epub that preserves Unicode symbols and line breaks and doesn't force a font?

     
    Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $35

    Amazon lowers its free shipping minimum from $49 to $35

    Quote:

    A year ago, to the day, Amazon raised the minimum order total that qualifies for free shipping from $35 to $49. Now they’ve reverted the change, so non-Prime members once again only need an order total of $35 once again to qualify for free shipping. This is no doubt a response to Walmart, which introduced a new policy a few weeks ago that provides free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Prime members are not effected by this change and book orders of at least $25 also still receive free shipping at Amazon.
    Order with Free Shipping by Amazon

    Quote:

    All orders of $35 or more of eligible items across any product category qualify for FREE Shipping.

    Orders including $25 or more of eligible books also qualify for FREE Shipping.

    With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5–8 business days after all your items are available to ship, including pre-order items.

     
    Kobo Glo HD 4.2.8432. Re: Overdrive

    I've just updated my kobo to the latest firmware. It says in the changelog that I can use overdrive feature on my kobo. However i cant find anywhere to access the overdrive features. I'm in New Zealand and it says its one of the supported country for overdrive. I have my library card

    How do I actually use overdrive?

     
    New absurd problem...

    Hi guys,
    I wanna say "I'm truly satisfied" about my kobo aura one, but I'm not. I still have some days for decide to send it back or not.
    Today I was putting some ebooks in the kobo ( I use calibre ), and I couldn't do it. 2 days ago ( on another pc ) I've changed all my .epub files in .kepub, and all went well. Today on my main pc I tried to do the same thing, but when I try to open the "kepub" book on the reader, something says "error", and simply I can't open it. Instead if I put the same file as ".epub", all wents well, but with the terrifying slow turning page speed.
    I tried to reinstall all plugins, calibre, changing pc, changing files, but nothing is working.
    Can anyone help me? If I can't solve this problem I'm sending this back, because the turning page speed is too bad on epub files...
    I know my english is pretty bad, but I'm italian, and I'm really upset right now...

     
    Mystery and Crime Hardy, Arthur Sherburne: No. 13, rue du Bon Diable. v1. 20 Feb 2017

    Arthur Sherburne Hardy: Born : 1847 Aug 13: Died : 1930 Mar 13

    Excerpt
    ON-the morning of Friday, the 9th of May, at twenty minutes past eleven, a messenger from the Crédit Lyonnais rang at No. 13, Rue du Bon Diable. Under his arm was one of those leather portfolios in which bank messengers are accustomed to carry drafts, bills of exchange, and like valuable papers. In this instance the portfolio contained thirty bank-notes of one thousand francs each, destined for M. Janvier. The occasion for the withdrawal of so large a sum was the birthday of his niece Corinne.

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: azw3 No. 13, Rue Du Bon Diable.azw3 (5.67 MB)
    File Type: mobi No. 13, Rue Du Bon Diable.mobi (1.72 MB)

     
    Mystery and Crime Hardy, Arthur Sherburne: No. 13, rue du Bon Diable. v1. 20 Feb 2017

    Arthur Sherburne Hardy: Born : 1847 Aug 13: Died : 1930 Mar 13

    Excerpt
    ON-the morning of Friday, the 9th of May, at twenty minutes past eleven, a messenger from the Crédit Lyonnais rang at No. 13, Rue du Bon Diable. Under his arm was one of those leather portfolios in which bank messengers are accustomed to carry drafts, bills of exchange, and like valuable papers. In this instance the portfolio contained thirty bank-notes of one thousand francs each, destined for M. Janvier. The occasion for the withdrawal of so large a sum was the birthday of his niece Corinne.

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: epub No. 13, Rue Du Bon Diable.epub (5.96 MB)

     
    Replace E-ink screen (K3W) with a carta screen?

    The screen on my old Keyboard 3 wifi got damaged and the software kept crashing, I'll reset it again, and if I'm going to replace the screen, I'd rather upgrade it and get more use out of it. Is it possible to replace it with a carta 6" screen? Does the resolution need to be the same?

    Has anyone replaced the screen, and tried a different using screen type, like touch screen, or the new carta?

     
    Aura H2O Screen stuck at last read PDF via Koreader - no way to reset

    Hello guys,

    It's been a while since I've last used my Kobo Aura H2O so I decided to turn it on again. As expected, the first thing I saw was the cover of the last PDF I viewed. I plugged it into my computer, waited a bit, and nothing happened.

    Then I pressed the reset button hoping that it would soft restart but again, the screen remained the same. Even after pressing the reset button four times nothing happened. What I noticed is that the backlight works so it doesn't seem to be completely dead. I even managed to let my computer recognize it by plugging it in and tapping around the area where it would normally say "Connect".

    I'm out of ideas now and waiting for a feedback from Kobo. However I wanted to ask you guys too, maybe there's something else I can do.

    Thanks!

     
    Can't read audiobook on my Clip anymore

    I have read the problems people are having with 3M. I have Axis 360. Just tried to check out an audiobook-could only download to computer. No more audiobooks for me (not that that will hurt anyone; I check out about 3 a year).

    Is piracy such a problem that everything has to be made more difficult for the consumer?

     
    Pandora and other radio apps.

    I thought I would start this thread to see how many people use radio apps and for any questions or comments related to them.

    I like Pandora.

     
    Empty collections

    I occasionally get an empty collection on the kobo
    I think this happens when i delete from calibre all the books in the collection
    The only way i found to fix it is manually by deleting tje database record
    Also, if the collection has a pane, i have to manually delete its record in a table called from memory activity (whence panes are generated)
    Am i missing a better way?
    Thanks

     
    Is the Wi-Fi on new Kindles different (better) than on 2 year old ones?

    I have the basic (cheapest) Kindle from '15. It still works fine, including the battery, except for one thing: From Day 1, its Wi-Fi has always had a problem connecting to my router.

    After a router reboot the Kindle's Wi-Fi works flawlessly, but then anywhere from ~2 - ~5 days after the reboot, it stops connecting or connects intermittently or very slowly. The firmware is now on 5.6.5. The problem existed on all previous firmware versions. The problem doesn't seem to exist with other routers, but I don't connect to them with the frequency that I connect to my home router. No other devices, Fires included, have this problem with my home router.

    My question is: What is the likelihood that the new basic Kindle or a Paperwhite would not have this problem? Does the new Basic Kindle have a different radio from the one from '15? Does the Paperwhite have a different radio? Thanks for any ideas.

     
    23 ID characters are too many!?

    :welcome:

    Code:

      <h3text-decoration: underline">too many. How can I reduce them to realistic 6 or 9 characters?

    If not changeable in calibre, a regex would do the job also.

     
    Fully Automated ebook file parsing, ISBN extraction, Titel Extraction and metadata

    Why is there no software that goes through a directory, converts the PDF, EPUB, oet other format to text. then agressively searches the text for ISBN number, title etc. Corrects the metadata of the ebook. Also extracts the IMG for tesseract OCR to check if the title can be deduced. Library of Congress entries are also good sources.

    parsing PDF's can also be done with python modules for eve nmore effective automatic library cleaning.

     

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