Originally Posted by Hitch
Actually, for any epub->mobi conversion, merely marking the "text" semantic works, as I posted originally. What has not worked for the OP is that s/he is using Calibre, which apparently is ignoring the "text" semantic that, I agree, works perfectly (actually, without all the fooferah) in a straight-up KindleGen convo.
I've never needed to edit the OPF and change the guide item; "text" works just fine for anything through MobiGen, KindleGen or Previewer. But, alas--it seems NOT to work via Calibre, but as I don't use Calibre as a production tool, I have no answer to this other than exploding the epub and adding the start location manually.
Yes, I agree. Changing the "text" title to "Start Reading" is only cosmetic. But as I am usually into the content.opf for other purposes, I do make the change if I think of it.
Actually, I think the Kindle devices (K3 anyway) just call it "beginning" anyway. (The "start reading" title does show up in Mobipocket Reader for PC though.)