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An eBook or an electronic book is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices.

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How can I read epub or mobi files with Kindle?

I have purchased some ebooks which I have received in both EPUB and MOBI format. Can I read these MOBI or EPUB files with the Kindle application ? I copied the MOBI files into the kindle folder, but ...
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How can I read my epub books in Google Books for Android?

Has anyone been able to take and place an epub book inside the Google Books app or know how to do it?
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Where does Google Play store its ebooks on an Android device?

In the Google Play Books Android application, there is an option to keep an ebook on a device if the user wants to do it. So when you decide to do such a thing, the ebook may be stored somewhere on ...
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What are some Android eBook options & eReader Apps (Kindle, Nook, Google Books, etc.)? [closed]

What are my options for reading ebooks on my Android device? There have been a number of questions about ebooks but I thought I'd pull the basics together into a Community Wiki. Quick note on cross ...
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If I buy an ebook an Amazon, can my son, with another Android device, read my books?

When I buy a pocket book both my son and I can happily read it. I bought some books on the Amazon Kindle store (which I read on my Samsung Galaxy S), and am now wondering: can my son read these books ...
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Can I sync my Kindle books with my Android phone?

I have just bought a Kindle and the cool thing about it is you have an email address @kindle.com where you can send your books and it automatically converts it to a .azw and syncs it with your Kindle. ...
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eBooks from Amazon Market or from Android Market?

I have finally succeeded at Rooting and installing Android Market on my Fire, but now I'm wondering if there are any complications with using both the Market and Amazon to purchase ebooks. Scenario ...
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How can I open files that have Japanese filenames?

I organize my Japanese ebooks and manga using the respective Japanese titles as filenames. I then access this content from my Anrdoid device by mounting a cifs share with cifsmanager. However I ...
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Google Play Books - Navigate back to reading passage text

Often in ebooks there are links embedded in paragraphs that reference some image or figure in the previous chapters or sections. Once I've clicked on it (and viewed that image), how do I get back to ...
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A reader for big HTML files and/or zipped HTML bundles?

I'd like to read a moderately big HTML file - about 3M. Another option is to have it split in several interlinked HTMLs. Cool reader is the closest. Though it: either crashes/gets out of memory, I ...
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How do I turn Google Play Books pages with Voice?

I use Google Play Books a lot, especially for tech books and programming etc. Is there any way I can turn pages of an app, specifically Google Play Books, using my voice?
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How to save a copy of SQL Server book online in my Android tablet?

In SQL Server 2000 days, books online was in .chm format, and was very easy to save a copy on smart phones for reading. Now the new format is .mshi and .mshc, which can't be copied directly to an ...
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Where are books downloaded from Amazon Kindle stored?

I download a book from Amazon Kindle, and would like to transfer it to my laptop. Where is it stored in my Android 4.4.2 phone (Kyocera Hydro Icon)? Is it possible to find it out using some ...
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Personal google play books, how to make them voice-readable?

I am trying to load a couple of personal ebooks on my google play account, so that they are readable by google play books. The books are DRM-free, also. Is there any way, to make them voice-readable? ...
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How can I load a Project Gutenberg book on my phone's Kindle app?

The Gutenberg site's guide to Mobile devices doesn't address this question. It recommends the FBReader which I may install if else fails, but I'd prefer to use the Kindle app. Assuming it is possible,...
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View Google Books in Android mobiles?

Is it possible to see Sample Preview or Full Google Books, in Android devices? Do we have an app for that? I have Android 4.2 in my Micromax Ninja A89. Small parts of all books are viewable in ...
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Reading pdf books on my phone

When I want to get/download books from Google Play Store, I usually get this notification: But then I am not sure what to do afterwards to be able to read those pdf books on my phone. I've installed ...
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Can the Aldiko reader show pdf files in it's catalog screen which are not present in the ebook folder?

I have the following situation : I purchased an Android pdf book which was downloaded on my PC I used Dropbox to transfer it onto my Android device (Archos 101) When clicking the downloaded book in ...
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How to find books by title in Aldiko eBooks?

Can I do that? I found only the way to browse through the catalog and categories. How do I find a title in their collection?
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How to extract eBooks from google play

I've uploaded a lot of ePub files to google play books, assuming I would be able to download them again at any time. I now have a new computer and would like to access them, but Google doesn't seem to ...
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Reading ReStructured text on android?

I found/got referred to this book : http://www.djangobook.com/ Which had a github page having files in the .rst(ReStructuredText) format. What is a format that I can compile this to so that it can ...
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Can the Kindle app scroll mobi files vertically?

The Kindle Android app makes the mobi files scroll horizontally. This poses a problem if a certain portion of the text is in the previous page and I need to keep scrolling left and right. Instead can ...
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How can I get the apk file of an app?

A while ago, I asked a question which has been deleted by Community Some Android apps are in fact ebooks. For example, Learn Lisp Is it possible to convert android app ebook to pdf or some ...
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How can I test my ePub files in Android emulator?

I have installed the Android emulator and everything is going fine. But I don't know how to test my ePub in it. This is actually the main reason I installed Android emulator and SDK, to test out my ...
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How do I decrease page spacing for vertical scrolling in Moon+ Reader?

I reading a manga in Moon+ Reader with vertical scrolling enabled and there is a large amount of blank space between the pages. Is there a way to decrease the blank space between pages?
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Amazon Kindle app and Personal Documents on Android emulator

How can I make the Kindle app in an emulator work just like on a physical device? Background: I tend to buy ebooks directly from publishers and then send them to Amazon Cloud Drive to be converted ...
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Filling in the blanks in a Kindle book

I'm considering buying a Kindle version of a workbook which requires a lot of blanks to be filled. I'm aware of "Note" feature in Kindle app for Android but texts that are entered this way do not show ...
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How to use Android tablet as a ebook reader? [closed]

If the screen resolution is high enough, there should be no difference between a tablet and an e-ink ebook reader (I read in several reviews). However, when I use my Android table (2560x1600) for ...
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How can I browse some document-like apps offline?

Some Android apps are actually some kind of documents/ebooks, but it seems that I can't browse it offline. for example, it seems that when my phone is not connected to a network or mobile data service,...
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Buying and Reading Books without Kindle or Nooks apps [closed]

I want buy an e-book (theleanstartup.com) and read on my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab) . Ebook is available for kindle and nook. Also there is an Amazon link (probably kindle version). There isn't ...
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How to put a pop up drawing pad dialog in an e-book and editable using a PDF reader?

Many e-book readers I've tried to download have a feature i.e. taking notes in a pop-up dialog that you can fill out with text only and also edit the pdf so it can be drawable. I wonder if I could ...
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Google Play Books, creating desktop links to books, and opening them

I would like to know whether it is possible to place a link to a Google Play book on the Android desktop, and click on it to open the Google Play book and read it. How may I accomplish this behavior. ...
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Plugging in the ebook reader app of choice

In Android you can choose which keyboard to plug in for input. So why can't I choose which ebook reader I want to plug in to read digital books, such as the ones that you can view, even after ...
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Syncronizing audio and ebook?

So the actual problem that I'm trying to solve is to read books via TTS on my phone and also read the same book as text at the same place. Every ebook reader I've tried that does this sucks in ...
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How to have a custom table of contents in Google Play Books?

I uploaded a big PDF book to my Google Play and I was wondering if there was a way to make my own table of contents for it ? Right now, the only item in the table is the beginning of the book... ...
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How do I remove the top and bottom bars on Google Play Books when I'm reading?

The top and bottom bars are obtrusive and covers the top and bottom part of the text in the books I read. I tried tapping on the screen once but the bars would only flicker and not hide. Is there a ...
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How to sync highlights & annotations of ebooks/pdf

i'm searching for a way to synchronize highlights & annotations of my ebooks over several android devices. I prefer to read ebooks in pdf as it's the only format that keeps the original layout ...
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Reading .pdf/ebook

I have a couple of PDF files I want to read and probably more of those in the future on my computer. What is the best (simplest) way of transferring them to my Android 2.3 phone (Motorola Motoluxe). ...
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