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  • Free (Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Until We Reach Home [Xtian 1800s Swedish Immigrant Drama]
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Tattler's Branch [Christian Historical Medical Drama]
  • Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Overwhelmed: Win the War Against Worry [Xtian Advice]
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  • Different ePub displays in iReader/Sigil and Bluefire
  • sort by date
  • Polish error
  • Kobo H2O Specs released
  • Kobo Aura H20 Officially Announced
  • Nexus 7 unable to Connect
  • can I set page-spread in reflowable layout?
  • Nordic Folklore
  • Launcher Tile Question
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  • Calibre no longer converting DRM-azw?

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    Free (Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Until We Reach Home [Xtian 1800s Swedish Immigrant Drama]

    Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin is an historical literary drama featuring sisters immigrating from Sweden to the US at the end of the 19th century, free courtesy of Christian publisher Baker's Bethany House imprint.

    Currently free, probably just for the next day @ Amazon UK (slated to drop in the main store), iTunes & Google Play (both available to Canadians), and ChristianBook (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide). You can also add it to your online reading library @ BookShout, but there doesn't seem to be a non-app way to download it.

    B&N normally gets these Baker freebies as well, but this and the repeat one tonight are stubbornly refusing to change price, so some linkage for your price-drop-check convenience if it gets fixed later: B&N (and UK, though they don't seem to normally get Baker freebies anyway).

    And this has been the selected-by-default-because-these-Baker-things-usually-expire-in-1-day 3rd (non-repeat*) free book thread of the day.

    And also because I have this inordinate fondness for cultures that produce dragon boats.


    Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's and father's suicide. Ellin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare and when it circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in Chicago, pleading for help.

    Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Ellin, Kirsten, and Sophia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.

    * Mysteriously, I already have this from some kind of past freebie-ization @ ChristianBook and nowhere else.

    I know for sure I can't have bought it by accident because I've never put any payment info there and I would have noticed the charge on the card I normally use.

    But it doesn't seem to have ever been official, since there's no record of it here via MR search or on the standard free ebook blogs.

    Eh, I'm just going to call this one the Holy Glitch.

    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Tattler's Branch [Christian Historical Medical Drama]

    Tattler's Branch: A Novel by Jan Watson is an historical literary drama/women's fiction novel starring a rural doctor working in a coal-mining community in Kentucky in the 1910s, free courtesy of Christian publisher Tyndale House.

    A reviewer comment mentions that this is the 2nd book in a series, though another says that both books can be read standalone.

    Currently free @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), iTunes (available to Canadians), and ChristianBook (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide).

    Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer.

    Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order—until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she’s found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.

    Free (nook/Kindle/iTunes/ePub) Overwhelmed: Win the War Against Worry [Xtian Advice]

    Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worry by Perry Noble, whom the cover says is a New York Times Bestselling Author, is a step-by-step self-help guide for destressing your life, free courtesy of Christian publisher Tyndale House.

    Currently free @ B&N (also UK), Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK), iTunes (available to Canadians), and ChristianBook (ADE-DRM ePub available worldwide).

    Stressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Good news—you’re not alone!

    No one ever said life was going to be easy. Between financial struggles, marital issues, health scares, and the regular, run-of-the-mill problems of everyday life, it’s easy to feel weighed down and trapped by your circumstances. In times like these, it’s tempting to just throw in the towel and quit. Well, don’t do it!

    Perry Noble has stood at the edge of the abyss himself, and in Overwhelmed, he shares the keys to unlocking the chains of anxiety and despair once and for all. Building on the premise that when we shift our focus from our circumstances to Christ, everything changes, Perry walks readers through a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to enjoy the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for.

    God knows we’re frustrated. He knows we’re tired. He knows we’re struggling. But He also knows how things are going to turn out. He is greater than anything you are going through… so don’t give up on God. After all, He’s never given up on you.


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    Different ePub displays in iReader/Sigil and Bluefire

    I'm working on a gamebook for an eReader, and am noticing significant differences between what I see in Sigil and what is displayed in my Bluefire Reader. iReader displays everything beautifully, but Bluefire displays all the text clumped together, unordered lists start with a solid bullet but continues with white bullets, and links within custom tables do not allow navigation. I'm guessing this is an issue with the CSS I created for the document?

    My process: I wrote the text in Microsoft Word, converted it to clean HTML, cleaned it up further in Dreamweaver, and am now organizing it as best I can with Sigil. (This is my first time working extensively with XML and ePubs, so I'm sure I'm making mistakes somewhere...)

    Here is some relevant code from my CSS file:


    body, div, dl, dt, dd, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, pre, code, blockquote {

    table {

    .Heading3 {
            font-style: italic;
            font-weight: bold;
            text-align: left;
            font-size: larger;

    .TableSJ {
            margin-top: 4px;
            margin-bottom: -4px;
            border-width: thin;
            border-style: solid;
            border-top-color: #000;

    .CenteredChoice {
            text-align: center;

    Below is an example of basic text within paragraph tags, but Bluefire displays these without any spacing between <p> tags or headings, and all text is clumped together making the document rather difficult to read.

    At the same time, Bluefire seems to pick and choose from the CSS. The Heading3 class I created displays correctly, while the <p> tag doesn't take on the required attributes.


      <p>When mining your claim, follow the instructions on the roll table as described in the eBook. The roll table goes up to 10+, so use your bonuses to maximize your gold; the higher you roll, the more gold you receive.</p>

      <pmargin:20px; margin-top:5px">


    Thank you for your help!

    sort by date

    This is kinda embarassing cuz I've been using Calibre for quite some time. Somehow, I changed display on the main interface to sort from date added to
    sort by author. I want to change it back and I can't remember how to do it.

    After you finish snickering, please tell me how to fix this

    Polish error

    Upgraded to 2.0. Everything seems to be alright.

    Add a few new books and 'Polish'ed them. All report the following error:


    libpng warning: iCCP: Not recognizing known sRGB profile that has been edited

    Kobo H2O Specs released

    Kobo has emailed out the specs of the new H2O ererader. Pics below.

    Here's the pricing info:

    Kobo Aura H2O’s suggested retail price is $179.99 in Canada and the US. Of course, due to market fluctuations, exchange rates, and country-specific taxes, prices may differ in other parts of the world. Your local retailer will have details on the price you can expect to pay, so check with them or visit the Where to Buy page for more information.
    The waterproofing info:

    Kobo Aura H2O meets IP67 certification. This means it can be fully immersed in up to 1 meter of water (just over 3 feet) for up to 30 minutes, with its port cover closed. It is also dustproof and sandproof, so you can take your Kobo Aura H2O to the beach, to the bath, or to your bed without worry.
    How to dry info:

    In order to get the best possible reading experience, both the Kobo Aura H2O screen and your hands should be dry. The drying cloth that is included with your Kobo Aura H2O will help you achieve this.
    File formats:


    The Kobo Aura H2O is a truly international eReader. At launch, the Kobo Aura H2O will be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, and Portuguese. We’ll be launching more language support shortly, so stay tuned!
    This info all came from the FAQs.

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    Kobo Aura H20 Officially Announced

    Cool :)

    Tech Specs:

    Ongoing Discussion:

    More Details:
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    Nexus 7 unable to Connect

    I've been using calibre for three years and this is the first time I've had a problem
    When I plug in my Nexus 7 calibre no longer sees it
    Plugging in my wife's Kobo still works normally, listing the eBooks on the Kobo and I'm able to transfer eBooks to the Kobo as usual

    The Nexus 7 is no longer seen by calibre or by my Windows 8.1 desktop computer though it always worked in the past
    Apparently Google sent out an update that changed the driver for the Nexus 7, 5 etc on Windows 8.1 computers, obviously the wrong driver
    On my Windows 7 laptop computer the Nexus 7 and the Kobo connect to calibre as normal
    I've set the Windows update to not download updates on the laptop in case Google decides to send the wrong update for Windows 7 computers too

    I suggest it may be a good idea for anyone using Nexus devices to prevent updates in Windows computers until Google sorts the drivers out

    can I set page-spread in reflowable layout?

    According to the epub3 specification, in fixed layout I can force the cover page to appear on the right spread by adding page-spread-right in the itemref.
    I am trying to achieve the same in reflowable but I have not been successful so far.
    One thing I tried was to make the cover page fixed layout and the rest reflowable, but it looks like ibooks does not support this fixed layout format.
    Is it possible to achieve this somehow?

    Nordic Folklore

    Enter the dark and distant world of the old Scandinavian forest.

    On sale this week, 99 c.

    The poets sang of love and death, elves and water-spirits, betrayal, survival, and tragic loss. These new accessible verse translations of Swedish medieval ballads give a glimpse of that other world.

    Lord Peter and Little Kerstin:

    Launcher Tile Question

    This one is really quick. It's too general to post in one of those threads.

    Anyway, with all of those installers that are launched by a tile, do I have to constantly clear away my tiles in order to launch those applications, or will opening them with the library suffice? 'Cause I still plan to use Kobo's reader.

    And as an added question, Will I have a problem with Kobo's file structure if I use Coolreader/Koreader? My library is also mainly consisted of kepubs.


    I have calibre in computer1 with win7.
    I want copy metadata.db in computer2, with linux.
    In computer2, can I read metadata.db with COPS: Opds PHP server, or with another application?

    Calibre no longer converting DRM-azw?

    I usually convert my bought azw(3) to epub for easy use on other devices.

    After a long break from Calibre I installed Calibre portable vs. 1.33 and then 1.47.

    Suddenly Calibre does no longer automatically remove the DRM as it did before (I assume a change from Amazon?).
    An upgrade to vs. 2.0 is not possible since Calibre immediatley crashes
    It does not matter if I try to convert to mobi or epub.

    I do not ask for a way to remove DRM (so I hope the thread is ok) but would like to know if Calibre no longer un-DRM?


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