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Yes, always or most of the time. 38 29.69%
Yes, sometimes. 17 13.28%
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Old 03-13-2024, 03:45 AM   #16
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I always edit my ebooks. I fix the metadata if required, edit the cover to make it more 'punchy' and scaled to the sceen resolution, and edit CSS to correct the formatting.
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Old 03-13-2024, 04:42 AM   #17
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I just edit the metadata and update the cover to whichever one I think looks coolest. I also run the count pages/words plugin on them and convert to either epub or azw3 depending on which format is the original.

But I don't edit the text itself. Too much work...
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Old 03-13-2024, 04:58 AM   #18
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I’ve never edited an ebook.
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Old 03-13-2024, 06:04 AM   #19
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Old 03-13-2024, 06:08 AM   #20
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Always.
Every single book.

What could possibly fall under "Other"?
Most of the time I touch up metadata - is that "editing an ebook"? - but I almost never go under the hood unless there are major, deal-breaking issues (and I'm not super fussy). And there's an automatic KEPUB conversion that happens on the fly, and I don't know whether the OP intends that to count as editing an ebook.

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Old 03-13-2024, 06:12 AM   #21
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Old 03-13-2024, 06:50 AM   #22
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Normally I would say "no", but I guess I do. I use calibre's editor to remove fonts, compress images, and delete non used stuff. I'll use calibre to make sure I like the metadata. I'll do an conversion (usually epub to epub) to get the look I like.

Not sure why I don't consider the above editing.
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Old 03-13-2024, 06:54 AM   #23
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Honestly I just put it there to prevent complaints.
I have a complaint. Other should not be there. It's of no use. You either do or you don't edit eBooks. There is no other.

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Old 03-13-2024, 06:58 AM   #24
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I edit all of my eBooks before they are read. I clean up the code and make use it looks good.
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Old 03-13-2024, 07:02 AM   #25
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I only edit an "imported" (bought or PD) ebook if it seems broken.
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Old 03-13-2024, 08:25 AM   #26
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I prefer my books as individual novels. Sometimes I will buy an anthology. And sometimes I will split up that anthology into individual books. But not always. It's random when I decide to do this.
Same. I will almost always split up multi-book volumes. I don't tinker with short story anthologies, but if an ebook comes with three books, I'm splitting that up.
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Old 03-13-2024, 08:26 AM   #27
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Old 03-13-2024, 10:24 AM   #28
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Same. I will almost always split up multi-book volumes. I don't tinker with short story anthologies, but if an ebook comes with three books, I'm splitting that up.
Heh. While I sometimes merge separate volumes into an omnibus and NEVER split an omnibus up. Makes it easier to search.
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I like chapters to start on a new page. The best way I have found for this is to split the epub into chapter files.... Sometimes you have to merge them first then split them up again.
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I like chapters to start on a new page. The best way I have found for this is to split the epub into chapter files.... Sometimes you have to merge them first then split them up again.
What eBooks don't have chapters starting on a new page/screen? I've not seen this.
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