Figured out how to create "proper" Mobi books!
I've had a very useful day today; I've figured out how to create a "proper" MobiPocket format book (using the free "MobiPocket Creator" tool), using a BD-generated book at the starting point. I've posted a new version of "Bleak House" as my first example of this.
Once I figured out how to do it, it's pretty straightforward. I'd guess that, given a nice book in BD, one can have a Mobi version created with about 10 minutes work.
Anyone interested in a tutorial about how to do it?
The benefits of a proper Mobi version are many:
- Proper metadata in the file for author, title, category, etc, so it shows up properly in the library of a Mobi device.
- Full-sized cover image and pictures within the book (BD shrinks them down to tiny images).
- Centred text for titles, etc. (it all comes out left-aligned with a BD book).
- Proper "table of contents" link in the reading device.
I'm feeling very pleased with myself about this! I can now, finally, create illustrated MobiPocket books which as as nice as those I've created previously for the Sony Reader.