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Old 02-11-2017, 06:38 AM   #1
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Store user annotations in the EPUB file

User annotations - bookmarks, highlights, notes, etc... to the best of my knowledge do not stay with the EPUB book but are proprietary to each reader. So if I change readers and open a book that I marked up in another reader my annotations will be lost.

This is not so much of a concern for the immediate future as I don't intend to change readers often, but say in 5 or 10 years I go to re-read a book and I'm using a totally new system/platform/reader - to loose all my annotations from the last time I read it is unacceptable.
  • Does the EPUB format support storing user annotations in the book.epub file in a non-destructive manner?
  • If it does, are there any readers out there that store all of the user annotations in the book.epub file?

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Readers do not modify the ePub file therefore the direct answer is no. However Kobo keeps a database for kepub. Perhaps it is of some use for notes. Amazon books have a sidefile for this. See https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/AZW#Auxiliary_Files

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