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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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 ...
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To convert the pdf using Calbre I use : Click 'Add Books' and add pdfs to library Save To Disk -> Save Only MOBI format to disk -Once saved the folder location of converted file should open. Send ...
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Produce a single file .mobi using Calibre

I'm trying to convert an epub to mobi using Calibre, and I would like to produce the ebook as a single file. I've tried selecting the "insert metadata as page at start of book" as some guides suggest, ...
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writing inline footnotes for html to mobi conversion using calibre

I'm generating html code that I convert to .mobi format using Calibre. I have implemented endnotes with backlinks as follows: text.html: this is some text <a id="footnote1" href='footnotes/1....
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How can I update an existing side-loaded MOBI file on a Kindle?

I'm considering using Kindle devices to provide employees with easy access to corporate documents in MOBI format using "Send to Kindle" side-load service. However, once we side-load a MOBI file, how ...
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Kindle Voyage does not show book transferred under Calibre

I have a Kindle Voyage. I tried to transfer an AZW3 or MOBI book with 17MB size to it using Calibre. This book was previously converted from EPUB. But it does not appear in my Kindle Voyage. I have ...
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how to get books from computer to kindle

how can I convert my kindle books (located on my computer) from pdf form to mobi so I can send them to my kindle?
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How or what coding format do I use?

I'm wanting to change a book called Being and Nothingness by Paul Satre from pdf to something a phone app called UB reader will recognise, I am using calibre-ebook.com, but don't know which format to ...
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Formulas are not displayed properly

I usually create summaries of my university stuff with Open Office. I then export it as ODT and convert it to MOBI with Calibre in order to read it on my Kindle 4. The problem is, my created formulas ...
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How do I repack a .mobi file?

I used Kindle Unpack in Calibre to unpack a .mobi file, so I could correct mistakes in images and text. It was easy - images were JPGs or JPEGs and text was .html or .htmlx files. Now I need to repack ...
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Create Kindle dictionary as KF8 / Floating images in a Kindle dictionary

I'm working on a Game of Thrones Kindle dictionary and would like to float images in some of the definitions. (width 20%, floated right) This is supported on newer kindles using the KF8 format ...
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Is there any way to transfer my 500 or so strong Nook library to my new Kindle Paperwhite?

For the time being, let's disregard such niceties as laws and copyright regulations. I would like to know, basic step by basic step, how to take my nook books and move them to my PC, remove the DRM, ...
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What device is Amazon basing their error location on?

I've always wondered where the error location in the Amazon reworks list is using when the emulator is not very good for testing and all their devices are different sizes causing pagination to become ...
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Where to find eBook designers? [closed]

I'm struggling to convert my book from InDesign to EBook / Kindle mobi format and I've tried finding somebody who could do it, but with no luck. Does anybody know some online marketplace or somebody ...
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Is it possible to make a Kindle ebook look exactly like my InDesign / PDF file?

I have a book that I designed using InDesign and it has a very specific layout where some pages refer to other pages (kind of like analogue hyperlinks). I need to convert it now into a Kindle-...
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eBook Portfolio / Resume

Has anyone created an eBook portfolio to attract clients? I have been working at a publishing house and have converted many titles (some complex and impressive) and am wondering what is the best way ...
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Convert fixed layout epub to fixed layout mobi

I have one fixed layout epub and I would like to convert this epub in to fixed layout mobi file. What code do I need to remove from epub and what steps do I need to follow.
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Kindlegen Convert EPUB 2 and 3 Equally?

After creating a valid EPUB 2 or EPUB 3 file, I am often able to run the file through Amazon's kindlegen convertor, and assuming neither file was overly complicated in terms of page layout, have the ...
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Problems with reading MOBI documens from Aldiko on Kindle

I've used once handy to read e-books and I've used some app called Aldiko, that was downloading e-books in MOBI format. After buying Kindle I've copied them into it, but when I try to open it, the ...
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Text flow up into the table in Mobi file

I have created .ePub from Indesign, perfected the layout to match that of the .PDF and converted to .MOBI using KindleGen. The text/image appearing after some of the tables flow into the table. Only ...
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damaged kindle- change lines per page?

this is a long shot but I thought I would try: My older Kindle (6", b&w, no backlight) has sustained some damage to the bottom (1/3" or less) of the screen - not visibly cracked just unresponsive....
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Green key associated with mobi file in Kindle File Folder

I downloaded a mobi file from a public forum but when I copied the file to my Kindle, I don't see in the list of books available for reading. So when I looked back in the PC, the files, I see a key ...
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Upload & Read eBooks in Chrome (i.e. Maintain a Cloud Library)

For some reason I haven't been able to find anything - extension, app, website - that let's me take my ebook library to the cloud and read from it. There are two solutions I've been able to find, but ...
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Is there an easier way to edit a .mobi file?

I am used to creating and editing .epub files, usually with Sigil. Sometimes, however, I need to retouch a file in .mobi format for my wife. My usual approach is to convert it in .epub with Calibre, ...
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Send periodicals via email

I have same RSS feeds, that I would like to read them via periodicals menu. I can create a .mobi file as need format for periodicals and send it to Kindle PW2 with usb cable or download it from a ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

I bought an e-book from a 3rd party bookstore which looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've investigated the book and it seems to me that the basic font color is defined to be grey instead of ...
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EPUB & Kindle File Glossary and Dictionary Selection

Copied from an identical Stack Overflow Question. (Didn't know there's an eBooks stack exchange now, woot!) The Puzzle I am working on an eBook file, or series of files, which should be compatible ...
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I can't find the mobi format ebooks I copied from my computer to my kindle via usb, what should I do?

Transferring ebooks in mobi file to my kindle used to be hassle free. I just drag it to the "documents" folder and voilà! They're there. What happened yesterday was different. I tried to move mobi ...
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Adding blurb/summary metadata to an ebook file

Is there a standard way to add a blurb to an epub file, and to Amazon files, such that the information will show up on an ereader device?
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How should you include illustrations in Kindle ebooks?

What is the most effective method for including illustrations in a Kindle ebook? And what is the preferred DPI and file format?
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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

I downloaded a .mobi file format book from Baen it opens fine on Calibre, and on my Kindle keyboard. When I try to open it on my Kindle Paperwhite I get this message Error An error occurred. If ...
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Can custom fonts be embedded in mobi or epub books targeting eink readers?

Assuming that I am targeting non-tablet eBook readers such as Kindle and nook, is it possible to layout a book with some text in the default font of the device and some paragraphs in a special font ...
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Getting a separate page count per chapter

With the ebooks I generate myself (using pandoc), I have a single page count for the entire book. Ebooks that I purchase off the Kobo store have a separate page count for individual chapters, which ...
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Is there a compelling reason to distribute both '.azw' and '.mobi' files?

I am currently researching what ebook formats I should be targeting. I would like maximum distribution potential with minimum fuss (for both myself and users, with the latter taking priority). I have ...
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Kindle (classic) power consumption when reading PDF vs. MOBI

I'm reading mostly PDFs on my Kindle Classic (e-ink) device. Most of my e-books are PDFs, and after converting them, I've find out it's easier for me to read original PDF than converted version. ...
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Does Amazon accept fixed layout ePubs?

Since Amazon offers conversion on their site from an .epub file to .mobi file do they support fixed layout ePubs or is it only for KF8 files?
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Converting RTL epub to mobi

I have a Hebrew ebook in epub format; I would like to convert it to mobi, since I read exclusively on my Kindle. Hebrew reads right-to-left. Kindle supports Hebrew ebooks (I have often used ...
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How can I put footnotes in an ebook?

I am currently formatting a manuscript into ebook formats (epub and mobi). My manuscript contains many footnotes, and I don't know how to handle them. It's important for me that these be footnotes ...
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Are there technical advantages of one common format over another?

Different e-reader devices support different ebook formats. The main two seem to be ePub and MOBI. I'm wondering why we have two commonly-used formats. Do they have different technical advantages, ...
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How do I create a simple e-book with MobiPocket Creator on Windows?

I realize that a lot of e-book authors use conversion tools to produce .mobi files for e-book readers. But I would like to directly produce native .mobi files. After some searching, it appears that ...
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How can I convert an HTML site into an ebook?

I'd like to create a .mobi file from a website like the Python Tutorial, to read on my Kindle. Is it possible to do it on Ubuntu?

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