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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #91
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Just simply run it through calibre, thus:
Lovely! Thank you, Dr. Drib. So much easier to read.
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Right. I wasn't clear in my language.

Calibre cleaned that issue up.

....but to release a book without any indents.....




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Calibre wouldn't even crack the DRM on my copy. Do I need to update my plugins?
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Calibre doesn't do DRM. You have to do that part yourself, first. (as I remember)

I gather that the book had extra line spaces between paragraphs, instead of indents? (If not, even Calibre wouldn't have known where the PUT those indents.) I prefer that style in paper reading, but I agree that indents work better on the smaller area in an e-reader.
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Calibre doesn't do DRM. You have to do that part yourself, first. (as I remember)
It doesn't do it "out of the box", but there are plugins which remove DRM automatically when a file is added to Calibre.
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Ooooooh. Sorry.
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I gather that the book had extra line spaces between paragraphs, instead of indents?
There are no apparent line spaces between paragraphs. Calibre indented each paragraph, making them easier to read.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #97
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Calibre wouldn't even crack the DRM on my copy. Do I need to update my plugins?
Never mind. I found the problem.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #98
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The code for indent is already there, but text-indent is set twice in the css-file for that class.

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p.indent
{
text-indent:15.0px;
text-align: justify;
margin-top:0.0px;
margin-bottom:0.0px;
font-size:small;
text-indent:0.0px;
}

If you use sigil, or tweak epub in calibre, it's easy to fix the missing indent. Just remove text-indent:0.0px;

It's a great series, though I like the first three more than the rest. They can be a bit graphic, a scene in the first book I read (no 2) made me nauseous while reading it.
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A guy gets his fingers clipped of with gardening shears, and are made to eat them.

I don't normally get nauseous like that, and the cannibal-book (Flesh House) didn't bother me at all
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #100
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Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1) by Stuart MacBride is free at Kobo and B&N. HarperCollins.

Sadly it's not free on Kobo in Australia.
I had a look at B&N and it was free and after fluffing around to set up a B&N account with a fake address (which I will never be able to use as I live in Australia and so they won't actually SELL anything to me) I downloaded the book but somehow managed to forget about B&N DRM!

Honestly don't know if I have the energy left to go see if Alf can help me - might be easier to forget about this one...
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #101
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It isn't free on Kobo in Canada either.
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It isn't free on Kobo in Canada either.
I see it as free at Kobo.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #103
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Strange it shows as $3.99 for me.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #104
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Dr. Drib means that he converted the book in calibre to add the indents that he wanted.
I meant it was weird it had no indents - from a major publisher, HarperCollins. Bah.

ETA: I'm reading this one now, Puppets by Daniel Hecht for $1.99. Really good book, good writing, grabs you from the start, but the formatting issues are terrible. Words run together or split up in weird ways. It took me a minute to figure out that "as allow-faced jerk" was supposed to be "a sallow-faced jerk." "someone else would be Anthe second floor." Okayyyy. These are every few pages. Really ruining it. Publisher is Bloomsbury USA. I have some of their other books, and I hope they're not all like that.

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