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How to print an book in EPUB format?


Question

It is an ebook full of illustrations and graphics. I want it to be printed and also add some pages.

How do I do this on InDesign? Or what should I do since I dont have the raw format of the Ebook.

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6/25/2016 1:27:00 PM

  1. Install free, open source Calibre ebook reader (Windows/Mac/Linux).

  2. Click Add books and select an .epub book to add to the Calibre library.

  3. Select the .epub book that you added and select Convert books -> in the Output format dropdown list select PDF.

  4. Open the PDF book in Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader and press Ctrl + P to print the book.

Edit an .epub book

An epub file is a zipped collection of files including .html files with formatted text and images. When the epub file is unzipped these files can be browsed by any zip or archive manager application and individually edited.

To access the contents of an epub file for editing follow these steps.

  1. Change the extension of the epub file from .epub to .zip.

  2. Uncompress the compressed zip file.

  3. Open the individual files in the uncompressed zip archive for editing as required.

  4. Replace the old files in the zip archive with new or changed files.

  5. Save the changes to the zip archive.

  6. Change the extension of the zip file from .zip back to .epub.

  7. Open the edited epub book in Calibre to review the changes that you have made.

  8. Repeat the editing steps if necessary until you have finished editing the epub book.

An average sized epub book usually contains between 20 and 50 embedded html files. I find it convenient to edit all of the html files at the same time in an HTML editor. Of course you will need more than a basic understanding of HTML and CSS in order to do this quickly. There are many different HTML editors to choose from, but most of them are not designed to do this particular task quickly and efficiently. The HTML editor that I recommend is a free, open source application called Geany (Windows/Mac/Linux).

Not only is Geany very fast, but you can also open 50 or more edited .html tabs in Geany in any web browser by selecting all of them in an open archive manager application, and view all of them in a web browser while these are files still open for editing in Geany. If any changes need to be made, they can be made in Geany without having to close Geany first. Before you close the archive manager application, remember to update the archive so that all of the changes to your edited files won't be lost. This method of editing html files simulates the workflow of popular word processors such as Microsoft Word.

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