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Old 08-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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So how do I go about getting the azw3 file to be a combined mobi/KF8 file that works with the kindle touch properly?
If your book has no absolute need for features provided by the KF8 format... then simply upload a plain-jane MOBI. That will work across all devices/apps.

If you don't care about older devices, then upload the stand-alone AZW3.

If there's something in the KF8 format that your book will specifically benefit from, then upload the combined MOBI/KF8 that's produced by: A) kindlegen/previewer or B) use the calibre plugin tweak to produce an experimental combination file:
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calibre can now generate Amazon's new KF8 format MOBI files. To turn on this feature, go to Preferences->Tweaks and click Plugin Tweaks. In the box add: test_mobi_output_type = 'both' calibre will now produce MOBI files that have both the old MOBI format and the new KF8 format in them. To learn more about KF8, see: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000729511 Note that calibre support for KF8 is still experimental and there will likely be bugs.
With the combined file, Amazon can deliver whichever format it needs to whichever device/appódepending on the device/app's capabilities.
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