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Old 12-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Kai Winters View Post
What cover is attached to the ebook on your Fire?
Recheck the metadata for the book while in calibre and "check metadata" for the covers available. If the cover you want appears and is an "Amazon" provided cover you may want to choose that cover. Transfer it to your Fire and check if it the correct cover.
I wonder if the problem could be the file type of the cover in not compatible/accepted by the Fire.
I've not had any problems getting a cover I want transferred with the book but I've had to look around online for some more obscure books to get the cover I want then convert the file type to an acceptable type.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the reply. The cover that came attached (and the ones that show in Amazon) are long (as in showing the back and front book flap as one long image) so I wanted to par it down. I chose an image on my computer that is a .jpg. Does it only accept .gif files, possibly? I did convert it again afterward. I'm baffled why it won't work.

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Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
I haven't replaced covers with PDFs but I have and do change covers on mobi and ePub books using Calibre without any problem.

Once you change the cover (via Calibre) you must convert the book, i.e., from mobi => mobi for it to be embedded in the file.

Are you doing this?
Thanks Skydog. I did re-convert it, yes. I'm really not sure what I'm doing wrong. I guess I'll try it again with a different file type like a .gif and see if that works.
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