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Old 09-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
I love calibre. I use it to convert a lot of files for personal use all the time. But I wouldn't be uploading calibre produced content to KDP even if I had a pretty solid promise it was "compatible." That's not bashing calibre in any way. It just doesn't seem prudent to me to use anything other than the official tool-chain for professional publication. I'm a bit OCD in that regard.
We keep our converted books in a Calibre Catalog. I love it for that. It has many--many--great uses. But Kovid does not claim, and never has, that it's a production tool. I, too, am a bit OCD in that regard--the right tool for the job, and all that. But people will always seek what they see as a silver bullet, the "easy way out," like magic diet pills, rather than spending a few hours learning to make a MOBI file. Hell, you can even make a passable MOBI now with WORD, for the love of heaven. Not what I'd put up as my work, mind you; but nothing wrong with it for DIY'ers.

It's not Calibre I object to, not at all. It's the Whovian "Resistance is Futile" when you try to tell people something that they don't want to hear that gets up my nose. ;-)

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