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02-13-2010, 06:11 AM
First of all let me say that I think that this program in combination with bookdesigner seems to be a very fast way to convert 80% of the books I want to read. My original problem with it was that I could not get a full screen cover page. However, yesterday after dropping a pdf file into bookdesigner I thought "Wow, that a pretty good conversion!",so I cleaned it up made a prc file then converted it to imp with mobi2imp. But, alas a small cover. So I looked at the samples included with mobi2imp and saw full page covers!

LOL, come on someone slap me in the head and set me straight. I feel like I am reinventing the wheel every time I need to drive to work.

I have attached screen shots of all the conversion setting I used starting with bookdesigner to prc and the final mobi2imp output. I don't remember the exact size of the jpg cover image but it is plenty big enough to get a full page size in ebook publisher.


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02-13-2010, 10:15 AM
There could be several reasons why the image would remain relatively smaller than what you would expect, namely:

perhaps the <img src="cover_image.jpg"> tag has the width= and height= specified to actually be smaller.
perhaps the image reference in the <img src="cover_image.jpg"> is the wrong one; just rename it to the correct one by opening the exploded .html using a text editor and then rebuilding the .imp using the .opf with eBook Publisher.
perhaps the .prc file didn't have the cover image flagged as a "cover" when using Mobipocket Creator and it was otherwise embedded in the .html as the first image and not necessarily a "cover".

If I was converting that .pdf ebook, I would have used a slightly different course of action, namely:

Using the freely available Mobipocket Creator Publisher Edition v4.2 (Build 40 is preferred), Import the PDF ebook into Mobipocket Creator and have it convert that .pdf ebook to .prc directly. You may have to tweak the Metadata and Guide sections if you want a "better" .prc ebook.
Using the latest Mobi2IMP enhancements** (you need to download the ( AFTER you use the Installer), convert that .prc ebook created above into .imp as per your previous conversion. :2thumbsup

**I think you are still using the original Mobi2IMP (version 9.4) without any of the recent enhancements available since your dos window would have otherwise read Mobi2IMP (version 9.4e) Copyright (C) 2009 Nick Rapallo (nrapallo) ;)

02-14-2010, 11:10 AM
thanks for the reply I will look into Mobipocket Creator


sherya mathur
02-17-2010, 05:33 AM
book converter is a best way to find out manual with compatible manner.