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  • Question regarding procedure . . .
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  • B&N Announces the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook
  • Maybe a bug: French accents in author sort copy method
  • Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015
  • Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015
  • Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015
  • Romance Dumas, Alexandre (père): So sey es! Band 4[German] V1 03.09.2015
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    Historical Fiction Scott, Walter: Der Abt. V1. [German] 3.9.2015

    Der historische Roman "Der Abt" bildet die Fortsetzung und den Schluss zu "Das Kloster". Die phantastischen Motive dieses Werkes (die ›weiße Dame‹) führt Walter Scott, der sie sich selbst als Fehler ankreidete, hier nicht fort; statt dessen tritt Maria Stuart während ihrer schottischen Gefangenschaft (1567/68) auf der Burg Loch Leven in Erscheinung, die dort von ihren eigenen schottischen Untertanen festgesetzt wurde, nachdem ihre Königsherrschaft und ihre erotischen Eskapaden das Land an den Rand der Anarchie gebracht hatten. Ihre Gegner sind Anhänger des Reformators John Knox; doch hat sie immer noch starke katholisch gesinnte Clans auf ihrer Seite.
    Die Hauptpersonen sind jedoch die jugendlichen Roland Graeme und Katharine Seyton, die in die politisch-religiösen Wirren hineingerissen werden und sich dabei näher kommen. Der Titelfigur, dem Abt, bleibt demgegenüber eine bloße Nebenrolle; Walter Scott, der sich hier als wackerer Protestant gibt, lässt keinen Zweifel daran, dass in Schottland wie in England die Tage des Katholizismus gezählt sind.
    Obwohl diese beiden Romane nicht zu Scotts prominenten Werken zählen, sind sie durchaus lesenswert, nicht nur wegen der sie auszeichnenden kulturhistorischen Brillanz (wie im ersten Band gibt es reichhaltige Anmerkungen), sondern auch und gerade wegen ihrer unterhaltenden, abenteuerlichen, ja oft sogar komisch-klamaukhaften Momente (in Band 1 besonders die Verschrobenheiten der Mönche und der groteske »Euphuismus« von Piercie Shafton, in diesem Band der Falkenmeister Adam Woodcock, die kecke Katharine Seyton und nicht zuletzt die verbalen Scharmützel, mit denen Maria Stuart sich ihre Gefangenschaft versüßt).

    Der Text, d.i. die Übersetzung von Friedrich Funck in der Ausgabe von 1851 (zuerst 1841 erschienen), wurde mit Hilfe des GoogleKorrekturlese-Verfahrens erarbeitet; Laut- und Zeichenstand sind gewahrt, einschließlich der damals üblichen orthographischen Inkonsistenzen. Diese herrschten auch bei den Eigennamen; ich versuchte sie hier, wie bei Band 1, möglichst zu vereinheitlichen.

    Das Cover fußt auf dem Frontispiz der benutzten deutschen Ausgabe von 1851 und zeigt Katharine Seyton, die junge weibliche Hauptfigur.

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    Samsung and Barnes & Noble launch the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook, a $400 8-inch tablet ...

    Samsung and Barnes & Noble launch the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook, a $400 8-inch tablet for readers | VentureBeat
    Paul Sawers | September 3, 2015 6:24 AM

    Also see...

    Specs at BN.com

    And more discussion at...

    Barnes & Noble's latest Nook is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 | CNet
    September 3, 2015 6:54 AM PDT |

    Quote:

    That price includes a special limited-time offer for you to choose three free Nook Books and three free Nook Magazines from a selection of titles, plus a $5 starter credit and free lifetime in-store support.

    The device has 32GB of built-in storage and an expansion slot that allows you to add up to 128GB of additional space.
    As well as at...

    The latest Nook is based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 | Engadget

    Quote:

    The 8-inch tablet hits Barnes & Noble stores today for $400, though if you've got a B&N membership you can also knock another 10 percent off that price. It's still sad to see the book seller move away from its own tablet hardware, but you could do a lot worse than the Tab S2. It's an incredibly thin and light tablet with a bright quad HD screen (our full review is coming soon). The Tab S2 Nook fills a premium slot for Barnes & Noble, whereas last year's Tab 4 Nooks are more budget-friendly at $150 and $250. You won't really gain much with the Tab S2 Nook variant -- you get three free books from a selection of 20 titles, along with three free magazines and $5 worth of credit. But really, it's a tablet meant for people who are more used to strolling around B&N stores than comparing Android tablets online.
    And links to many more articles on the subject, at All Android News

     
    epub reader that supports DHTML? (expanding hotspots)

    Hello,

    Does anyone know of an epub reader that supports DHTML effects like expanding text and image hotspots? I want to convert online help into an epub and haven't been able to find an ereader that supports the drop-down text and images we have scattered throughout out our Help Files.

    Calibre supports this functionality, but it's not available for mobile use. We're looking for something that is compatible, ideally, with both iOs and Android. I'd appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks!

     
    Advice needed - how to best show several small images

    I'm helping a friend of mine making an epub from the kf8-original. (I have simply used kindleunpack to create the epub.)

    (They are a non-profit organization and will make their book free for a couple of days at Amazon and would also like to have an epub offering for those not comfortable with Calibre & Alf.)

    While doing this he asked if we could change some things.

    There are a couple of sequences where there is a short instruction (text) and then several smallish images showing what to do. One example I'm looking at right now has 14 images.
    They are now all showed in a long vertical line.
    He asked if it was possible to have them beside one another.

    I know enough about epubs to make my own from my documents, and have edited a few I have bought and converted from Amazon, but nowhere near enough.
    I use Sigil.

    Is it possible to have the images shown besides each other, if possible it would be more images on each row on devices with higher resolutionen.

    I have played around with "float" to mix text and one image. Is it "float" to use for putting more than one image besides each other or are there better ways?

    Another option would be for them to re-create the images, and thus making one new image that consists of 2-3 of the current smaller ones.

    The images varies in size but are around 400x600.
    The current code to show them look like this:
    <p /></p>

    Ideas, advice, thoughts? :)

     
    WW2 Fiction

    Does anyone have any recommendations for fiction set in WW2? To narrow that down, any fiction about WW2 combat and fighting?

     
    Pagebreak, widows and orphans

    Do pagebreak, widows and orphan work on the epub screen?

     
    Question regarding procedure . . .

    This has been bothering me for a while, but I don't know if this is a valid peeve or if I'm just being a curmdgeon. Should books on the Kindle Unlimited program be counted as Free or a Deal? (Actually, it bothered me more when I wasn't signed up for KU so I'm not above serving my self interest, but I still think it is theoretically a valid point.)

    I mean we ARE paying for those books at what is effectively a contractual price. The price a KU user pays for a book really depends on how many books he or she downloads a month, so maybe it's a deal, and maybe it isn't.

    I do think KU is important enough that when a popular author joins the KU program, it should be announced . . . somewhere. But is Deals, Freebies, and Resources the best place for it?

    I'm willing to go with the consensus, but I do wonder if we are diluting the value of "DF&R"

     
    Marvin can't find Calibre OPDS

    Using Marvin on my iPad Mini (iOS 8.4), I can no longer connect to Calibre's OPDS server. When I run the web check, the server appears to be running just fine, but Marvin can't find it.

    (cross-posting in Calibre forum).

     
    B&N Announces the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook

    Barnes & Noble has just sent out a press release for its newest tablet.

    The Galaxy Tab S2 Nook is an iPad Mini clone which runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on an 8-core CPU with 3GB RAM. It has two cameras (8MP and 2.1MP), 32GB storage, and both Wifi and Bluetooth.

    It's available today in B&N stores and on Nook.com with a retail price of $399.

    The Digital Reader

     
    Maybe a bug: French accents in author sort copy method

    Hello!

    Maybe a bug:

    When I add an entry with a French accent in the list author_name_copywords it is not taken in account.

    The example:

    I want to specify Académie Française (with an accent on Académie) as the author of a book. To have it sorted with "Académie Française" instead of "Française, Académie" I do as usual: I append the entry , 'Académie' to the list named author_name_copywords in the setting Author sort copy method (by using normally the GUI, not directly in the external parameter file). Then I validate (apply) my addition, then I reboot Calibre as it asks for it, then I go to Manage the Authors to recalculate the sort of the key. Problem: It doesn't work (I master the operation, I ususally do it for other entries without any accent).

    The reason seems to be only in the presence of an accent in the entry, because if I replace 'Académie' (with an accent) with 'Academie' (without the accent) it works (I would say "of course").

     
    Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015

    Charles Caldwell Dobie: American novelist and historian Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1881. He had to drop out of grammar school at age 14 because of his father's death. He took a job as an office boy in an insurance company, and stayed with that company until 1915, when he began to make enough money from his writing to devote his full time to it.

    The majority of his work is about or set in his home town of San Francisco, where he spent his entire life (he never married). Both his fiction and non-fiction about his beloved city has been praised as "smooth" and "deftly written" by such literary figures as Carey McWilliams.

    Dobie died in San Francisco on January 11, 1943

    Excerpt
    ANDREW CAMERON’S farm was the last touch of civilization upon the road from Potterville. Beyond, the road climbed boldly through the timber, straggling into a mere trail that sheep-herders from the parched San Joaquin country traversed in quest of perpetual spring and green pastures.

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    Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015

    Charles Caldwell Dobie: American novelist and historian Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1881. He had to drop out of grammar school at age 14 because of his father's death. He took a job as an office boy in an insurance company, and stayed with that company until 1915, when he began to make enough money from his writing to devote his full time to it.

    The majority of his work is about or set in his home town of San Francisco, where he spent his entire life (he never married). Both his fiction and non-fiction about his beloved city has been praised as "smooth" and "deftly written" by such literary figures as Carey McWilliams.

    Dobie died in San Francisco on January 11, 1943

    Excerpt
    ANDREW CAMERON’S farm was the last touch of civilization upon the road from Potterville. Beyond, the road climbed boldly through the timber, straggling into a mere trail that sheep-herders from the parched San Joaquin country traversed in quest of perpetual spring and green pastures.

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    Short Fiction Dobie, Charles Caldwell: The Road From Potterville. v1. 3 Sep 2015

    Charles Caldwell Dobie: American novelist and historian Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1881. He had to drop out of grammar school at age 14 because of his father's death. He took a job as an office boy in an insurance company, and stayed with that company until 1915, when he began to make enough money from his writing to devote his full time to it.

    The majority of his work is about or set in his home town of San Francisco, where he spent his entire life (he never married). Both his fiction and non-fiction about his beloved city has been praised as "smooth" and "deftly written" by such literary figures as Carey McWilliams.

    Dobie died in San Francisco on January 11, 1943

    Excerpt
    ANDREW CAMERON’S farm was the last touch of civilization upon the road from Potterville. Beyond, the road climbed boldly through the timber, straggling into a mere trail that sheep-herders from the parched San Joaquin country traversed in quest of perpetual spring and green pastures.

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    Romance Dumas, Alexandre (père): So sey es! Band 4[German] V1 03.09.2015

    Alexandre Dumas père; * 24. Juli 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts, Département Aisne; † 5. Dezember 1870 in Puys bei Dieppe, Seine-Maritime) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Heute ist er vor allem durch seine zu Klassikern gewordenen Historienromane bekannt, etwa Die drei Musketiere und Der Graf von Monte Christo.

    hier So sey es! Band 4
    Eine wunderschöne, lesenswerte, mysteriöse Liebesgeschicht, bald auch alle Bände zusammengefasst!

     
    Is there some kind of "most wanted" plugin ?

    Dear readers, I am sorry if this maybe exists but I don't know how to put it in search.
    I am managing a lot of books and a lot of books will get a sequel or prequel.
    It is almost impossible to manage from within my brain all those "most wanted" titles for books that have not already been published or books I have to add to my shopping list.
    For now I import,for as far as possible,title and author in a thirth column that I call Buyed, or create an empty book with details and put a yes or no on it, but is there a more elegant way to do this ??

    Example, I am surfing,and read about a book that comes out in,lets say over a month.
    I want to buy that book in the future, so I must place it in some kind of "most wanted list.."

    So I was hoping that there is a plugin that simply let me make a shopping list for books yet to buy,that I can later import to calibre as soon as I have it ?
    Now there are endless lists of titles and authors with books that comes out in a couple of months but maybe also in a year from now..

    Most of the time I try to go into Google,Amazon,Bol.com and look for it,and if it is already there but not released, I add it to the online wish list,but for example Google is only adding it when it is already there, not for future releases.

    I hope with this long post, I explain a little bit what I am looking for.

     

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