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  • Other Fiction Spearman, Frank H: The Daughter of a Magnate. v1. 26 Feb 2015
  • Other Fiction Spearman, Frank H: The Daughter of a Magnate. v1. 26 Feb 2015
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  • Biography Fontane, Theodor: Walter Scott - Zum hundertsten Geburtstag. (german) V1. 26 Feb 2015
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    New Kindle Touch Problem

    I got my ebooks & everything on order BUT the last 2 ebooks the Darn Touch says there is already a collection in the cloud by that name YET the dang thing wont download it or anything! Cant make the collection name cant get it to DL the collection from the cloud! :angry::bulb2: would be appreciated!

    BTW my firmware is: 5.6.1.0.6 [2588930001]

     
    Suggestion - calibre web viewer

    I use a couple of programs that include a minimalist web viewer, notably the WordWeb program - I really like the fact that the web pages it presents don't interfere with my default browser - and I often wish calibre had the same.

    So, I'd like to suggest that calibre include an option to use a built-in web viewer when a web url is clicked - eg a book ID. I envisage it would be a non-modal dialogue box with a tabbed interface. Each item clicked would open in a new tab, tabs would be removable, and have an option to open the page in the default browser. Links in web page would open in the same tab, there would be back & forward buttons, and simple things like select all and copy in a context menu. That's about it.

    I use the term web viewer rather than web browser because it would not have features like bookmarking, add-ons, history, search, et-al; that one would expect to see in a web browser.

    If not that, then maybe there could there be an option to get calibre to use a specific browser rather than the default browser - I'd probably give it IE 10, which I rarely use.

    I guess one could get calibre use another instance of the default browser. For me that would result in stacked firefox task bar icons, which I regard as abnormal; e.g. it means there's an update pending or I've inadvertently opened a second browser window, or I've minimised the history window.

    BR

     
    Easiest way to generate a new cover using cli tools only?

    I use the CLI tools to convert pdfs and edit epubs. It seems like every time I convert a pdf to epub, something gets messed up in the Title or Author fields and the generated front cover is wrong. The rest of the pdf junk I have no problem with. It's no biggie to go in and correct the name and author fields in thbe epub with the metadata editor, but regenerating a new front cover with the updated information is a hassle. What I've been doing is to remove the original generated cover and its associated jpeg, do an epub-to-epub conversion, delete the old version, then proceed to work on the version with the newly-created front cover. Is there an easier way? Suggestions using CLI only, please.

     
    Mini A Little (Mini) Question

    Forgive me if I'm missing something obvious; I'm still new using this particular device.

    I've created several 'Collections' on my new Kobo Mini. When I select: 'Library - My Collections' the list of collections displayed seems to be in a random order. They are not in alphabetical order, they're not in the order in which they were created; I see no pattern to the sequence.

    If I create many more 'Collections' it's going to become more difficult to find the books I want.

    So, is there a setting somewhere that will persuade this list to display in alphabetical (or any other logical) order?

    Thanks in advance!

    :thanks:

     
    Best easy-to-use, large screen device for under $150?

    Hey,

    Hoping for some advice and pointers please.. I’m after a large screen ebook reader for about $100-150. I’m a fairly new user, so easy to use and robust would be great.
    I don’t mind about wifi too much. Will probably copy some files over from the PC. I’m mainly wondering if I can get half-decent backlight and brand name for the price?

    Cheers guys!

     
    Just joined..

    Hello

    My first post, I just joined.
    I hope to learn a lot here, and perhaps add a couple of things from my limited knowledge.

    Thanks

     
    Apple Watch Event - Mon 09 Mar

    Spring Forward

    Quote:

    Join us on March 9 at 10 a.m. PDT for our special event.
    Watch the live video and follow every moment on apple.com/live.
    Quote:

    Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.
    Not only is it expensive ($349), but it's also really ugly.

     
    App error

    When I try and open/start CC I get the following pop up error:


    PHP Code:

    We need to refresh the license for this app that you ownplease try again

    I have refreshed the license and I purchased CC at Amazon. I use CC on my Kindle Fire 7 inch.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

     
    Kindle Unlimited

    I borrowed a book with my Kindle Unlimited membership. I wanted the audio and not the book. When I try to get the audio (after borrowing the book) there is an option to buy the book but not an option to borrow the book.

    Has the audio part of Kindle Unlimited changed?

     
    MOBI Files Display as Blank Pages

    I've got a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, and some CBZ comics that I converted with Kindle Comic Converter to MOBI, and then transferred to the device using Calibre.

    This workflow has worked fine, until this week. Now anytime I try to open up a comic, I only see a blank white page. I can tap on the screen and view the number of pages, which matches what it should be, but no actual comic pages.

    I've tried restarting several times (including a hard reset), force stopping the Kindle application, clearing its cache, and resending the comics using Calibre. Nothing has worked. I did notice that some items I had deleted from the device had reappeared on the home screen carousel as new. I tried opening one to see what it was, and that's when the blank screen started. I know that Calibre still sees a book as on the device, even when I delete it from the device (not through Calibre). However, I've never had problem until now, and have not seen deleted items reappear.

    I'm using Calibre Portable on Windows 7.

    I also tried reconverting an original CBZ file, and it only displays properly when I copy it to the Documents folder manually, but not with Calibre.

     
    Other Fiction Spearman, Frank H: The Daughter of a Magnate. v1. 26 Feb 2015

    Frank Hamilton Spearman (September 6, 1859 – December 29, 1937) was an American author.
    He was known for his books in the Western fiction genre and especially for his fiction and non-fiction works on the topic of railroads. The books were illustrated by leading wrists, such as N. C. Wyeth (Whispering Smith).

    The train, a special, made up of a private car and a diner, was running on a slow order and crawled between the bluffs at a snail’s pace.
    It’s a pity, too,” declared Conductor O’Brien, who was acting as mountain Baedeker, “that we’re held back this way when we’re covering the prettiest stretch on the road for running. It is right along here where you are riding that the speed records of the world have been made. Fourteen and six-tenths miles were done in nine and a half minutes just west of that curve about six months ago—of course it was down hill.”

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    Other Fiction Spearman, Frank H: The Daughter of a Magnate. v1. 26 Feb 2015

    Frank Hamilton Spearman (September 6, 1859 – December 29, 1937) was an American author.
    He was known for his books in the Western fiction genre and especially for his fiction and non-fiction works on the topic of railroads. The books were illustrated by leading wrists, such as N. C. Wyeth (Whispering Smith).

    The train, a special, made up of a private car and a diner, was running on a slow order and crawled between the bluffs at a snail’s pace.
    It’s a pity, too,” declared Conductor O’Brien, who was acting as mountain Baedeker, “that we’re held back this way when we’re covering the prettiest stretch on the road for running. It is right along here where you are riding that the speed records of the world have been made. Fourteen and six-tenths miles were done in nine and a half minutes just west of that curve about six months ago—of course it was down hill.”

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    Edit Metadata - Full Title

    Is there a way to display a book's complete title in Edit Metadata?

     
    Biography Fontane, Theodor: Walter Scott - Zum hundertsten Geburtstag. (german) V1. 26 Feb 2015

    Theodor Fontane's Artikel über den "Altmeister des Historischen Romans":

    Walter Scott - Zum hundertsten Geburtstag.

    Erschienen in: Der Salon für Literatur, Kunst und Gesellschaft, 8. Band (1871), S. 606-618.

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    Other Fiction Spearman, Frank H: The Daughter of a Magnate. v1. 26 Feb 2015

    Frank Hamilton Spearman (September 6, 1859 – December 29, 1937) was an American author.
    He was known for his books in the Western fiction genre and especially for his fiction and non-fiction works on the topic of railroads. The books were illustrated by leading wrists, such as N. C. Wyeth (Whispering Smith).

    The train, a special, made up of a private car and a diner, was running on a slow order and crawled between the bluffs at a snail’s pace.
    It’s a pity, too,” declared Conductor O’Brien, who was acting as mountain Baedeker, “that we’re held back this way when we’re covering the prettiest stretch on the road for running. It is right along here where you are riding that the speed records of the world have been made. Fourteen and six-tenths miles were done in nine and a half minutes just west of that curve about six months ago—of course it was down hill.”

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