Questions tagged [mobi]

Mobi is a file format developed by French company MobiPocket. Questions about mobi can be about the file format and its features, as well as about availability.

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Reducing size of e-book on .MOBI file. Or any alternative to .MOBI file for KDP

I´m working on a e-book for kids with some images on it. I want to load to Amazon Kindle KDP. I have a book that it is only 26 pages and that it would have about 25 images. I tried to load the file ...
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Darkening images inside a mobi file

I have a mobi ebook full of equations and texts. The equations are in image format, but the images are very light in contrast, and hence, my kindle is not able to render those properly. Is there any ...
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Possibility of converting a pdf containing equations to mobi

I have a pdf with lots of equations which gets distorted when converted to mobi format using calibre. Is there any reliable way of doing that? The equations in the pdf might have been written using ...
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Generating scrollable section list

Navigating through https://github.com/danchoi/kindlefodder I've found that some of the docs contain a neat section list. To view it, you have to click on the top of the page to reveal the options, and ...
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How do I convert from epub to mobi and reduce the file size?

I have a large (~200MB) image-heavy epub file that I want to convert to a <20MB mobi file. Following the advice in the answers to this question I am able to reduce the epub file size to <20MB by ...
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How to send a larger mobi book to a Kindle?

As you can see, the mobi file is 44M which presumably is too large for something somewhere along the line in getting this into the kindle e-mail service: thufir@dur:~/Calibre Library/William Rothwell$...
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How to customize the font when converting from EPUB to MOBI with Calibre?

From within Calibre I generally right click an EPUB book, select "share" and send it to my Kindle address -- it pops up on my e-reader fine. I'd like to set a preferred font for that ...
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Overwrite book when sending updated version to kindle by mail

There's this collection of web pages (say, a blog) I'd rather read on my kindle device. Using pandoc, I turn them into an epub book, and in turn using kindlegen I convert them to mobi and send them to ...
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How can I add a default cover with name and author to an mobi file?

I have some mobi files without covers. If I use calibre tool it identifies the author and the name of the book. Is there a way to generate a default cover that contains only the name and the author of ...
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How can I save archived 4chan threads to read on my Kindle Oasis?

I want to read a bunch of old 4chan threads on my Kindle Oasis, reading with the experimental browser is an uncomfortable experience, and every time I've tried to save threads on my computer and ...
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Convert math-heavy epub to mobi?

I have an epub with a lot of equations, and these get garbled when converted to mobi using calibre. (E.g., “=“ gets dropped off in the mobi version.) They also become rather small images. (I’d prefer ...
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Hash (#) in filename loses chapter information when converted with calibre

I use calibre's ebook-convert to convert HTML files into MOBI files. I have found that if the HTML filename contains a hash-sign (#), then the "chapter structure" of the generated MOBI file is broken. ...
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How to convert epub/mobi to PDF without image distortion?

I've used Calibre to convert Mobi/Epub to PDF. The overall output is good, however, the image is always not in good shape. For example, How image shows in Kindle reader (Android app) How image shows ...
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How to generate Kindle AZK on the command line from mobi/epub?

I'm trying to generate an AZK file from the command line. I need an AZK file because I need to test my Kindle books on iOS devices. These books are in Japanese, which currently is not supported for ...
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Transferring “copied to kindle” mobi ebook files from one iPad to another

I just upgraded my iPad and have the kindle app on both. My problem is that I have a lot of ebooks stored on my old iPad that were sent to me as advance reader copies via bookfunnel etc. that were ...
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convert mobi to epub

Can somebody help me convert this mobi file into a different format, such as pdf/epub? I've tried both online services and software, but it fails and even freezes in readers as the file is too many ...
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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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How to get number of locations of a Kindle ebook programatically?

I've been googling around for some time but couldn't find absolutely any clue. I have an ebook file in mobi format and would like get the number of locations of this ebook. I want to do it ...
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Improve 'Look Inside' view of the Kindle mobi eBook in Amazon

I want to improve the "Look Inside" view of the Kindle ebook. When I click on the eBook Cover in Amazon, the "Look Inside" window appears. Although I have split the book into separate files at each ...
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Not able to edit the html of an ebook file

I have created an epub in Indesign. That ePub has been converted to a mobi file for kindle readers. Any ideas on how to edit the HTML/CSS of an epub or mobi file created in Indesign to make direct ...
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bulk conversion of EPUB for Kindle (mobi)

While I've never had success with converting epub to azw or azw3, converting to mobi works fine for me. For a large number of epub files what's a good workflow or tool for converting to a Kindle ...
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Kindle eBook turns into two page layout in landscape

I created a fixed layout ebook for Kindle which displays a single page in portrait and two pages in landscape. I didn't use any special code for this behavior so, how can I avoid this?
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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list-style-type: none; does not convert from epub to mobi

I have a book written in epub, and have some lines written with ul style. The styles.css includes the following: ul.Q { margin-left: 0.0em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.8em; } li.Q { text-...
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Nested menus in Mobi

I've created an epub that works great. It has daily meditations, for a total of 366. In my epub, the TOC is nested, so if I want to go to October 15, I click on October, the dates expand out 1 - 31, ...
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How to avoid sporadic page breaks in epub when using page markers?

I'm inserting page markers to an epub file to then create a page list to reflect page numbers that mimic the print version of the book, i.e.: <span epub:type="pagebreak" id="page4" title="4" /> ...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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How to load large mobi files on a Kindle e-reader?

`How do I set this ebook: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ ll /media/thufir/Kindle/mobi/microsoft/Microsoft_Press_ebook_Windows_10_Support_Secrets_MOBI.mobi -rw-r--r-- 1 thufir thufir 30318271 Jul 7 22:...
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Onenote to mobi

I have written the first draft of a book in OneNote and want (ultimately) to get it in mobi format. Can I export from OneNote to mobi, or should I abandon OneNote and use something like Scrivener ...
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How to correct unicode errors after converting file format?

To convert epub to mobi I utilized on online tool, but it seems to have resulted in odd unicode errors. Throughout the text there are 0092, 0093 and 0094 in place of punctuation. Is this likely to ...
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Calibre fails to unwrap Georgian text

I am trying to use the calibre conversion feature to convert ebook written in Georgian from PDF to Mobi. The effect is however very poor. Someone in 10 lines gets unwrapped. I tried to use different ...
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Kindle 5th Generation MOBI files not showing up in the Books app

I'm converting my EPUB files to MOBI files (in Calibre, "both" file format, stripped the [PDOC] tag, put in the [EBOK] tag). After transferring them via USB and dropping them in the Books folder and ...
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Attempting to create an ebook for sale on kindle

I'm trying to create an ebook for sale on Amazon. I have Calibre and can sort out an epub version with automatic hyphenation, but when I convert to mobi it won't echo this (and I really want automatic ...
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How to avoid image distortion when convert my .epub to .mobi

I have Indesing book for printing. I optimized all styles for epub conversion. I exported my book to epub from Indesing. I unzip my epub and work on it html code. Then I zip it again. I need to ...
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is there any way to keep captions of the images always with the image?

I have written a book in Microsoft word with a lot of images. but I am facing issues that the titles that I have given are going in the next page. I understand I can resize the images but I wanted to ...
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How can I create an ebook from existing HTML files?

I will be writing software that allows me to select stretching exercises, put them in order, and then create an ebook, one per page, and then use it on my kindle. I was hoping that my software could ...
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Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book?

Can I change the cover of a mobi/epub book so that in Kindle or Aldiko reader software, the book cover is shown as my own customized cover?
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What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise?

What happens if I have used 2 different fonts in my content for mobi/epub and user changes the font in the devise,like in kindle? does both the fonts change? if yes, is there any way to protect the ...
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How to improve image heavy mobi format book?

I am fairly new to ebook world and written a book which has many images, but I am afraid it will increase the size of the book in mobi format as well(currently I am in Docx) I know that amazon ...
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How to add a background image to each page of mobi or epub books?

How we can add background image or fancy borders to each or any single page of mobi/epub book? as I understand epub is in html format is it possible to add the background using the css files? but I am ...
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How to change text alignment with Calibre book editor

I have a book in .epub format (I will be converting it into .mobi after), and I need to change the text alignment to left everywhere. I am aware of the text alignment feature in the book editor but ...
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is there any software available to directly write in mobi format?

is there any software in which I can directly write so that the book directly can be saved as .mobi file WYSIWYG format? I do not like to convert the book as it takes a lot of time and testing in ...
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My HTML toc is not showing up in Calbre MOBI output

My docx has an HTML linked TOC. I select Do Not Include table of contents and the output MOBI has the Go To Table of Contents greyed out. If I leave the Do Not include Table of Contents blank then the ...
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My Amazon book does not have links from ToC to chapters, why?

I recently wrote a book. The book is published. When I looked over the result, I found out that the Table of Contents does not have links going to the individual chapters (and sections within ...
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How to sync mp3 audiobook to mobi ebook on Kindle for Android?

I installed Kindle for Android in my phone. I have ebook in mobi format and mp3. The mp3 is an audiobook for the ebook. I have put the mobi and mp3 in the Kindle folder. The ebook can read but how do ...
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How to make images scale with text size on an Amazon Kindle?

I am trying to create an book for use on my Kindle. The text has mathematical inline formulas rendered as images and for the formulas to fit in well, the images need to scale with the text size. I ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

In a previous question, When shopping for ebooks on Amazon how do I tell if they have DRM?, it is explained that DRM-free ebooks on Amazon are characterized by the "Product Details" item: "...
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How can I reduce the resolution of images in an epub or mobi file?

Some of the last O'Reilly ebooks I got have become really large (e.g. 60MB for the mobi version and 5.5MB for the epub version) - and these are computer science text books (not art books). The ...
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Batch conversion of arbitrary formats to djvu, mobi, epub - not with calibre

I have a few thousand files, mostly PDF, many postscript, that I need to convert to several other formats. I can't use calibre (don't get me started) - I have considered writing scripts to dump pages ...