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Old 10-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #63
Sparticuz
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Originally Posted by maliciousloki View Post
So:
-All you need do is change the ASIN parameter in the file.
-You do not need to load the thumbnail or format the filename of the book itself to include the ASIN.
-You still likely need to clear old metadata if you sideloaded books before this ASIN change. I think this is what was stopping my Kindle from downloading information when I tried this before.
-The number you put in the ASIN field, as far as I can tell, must begin with a B. You cannot use an ISBN-10 or ISBN-13. I tried on one book, at least. So what that means is if you have a book that is not on Kindle yet (one book I have is an old Xanth novel that was scanned in that's not available in Kindle format yet, so it doesn't have an ASIN yet), you have to manually load the thumbnails, yourself.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have done many different things, and none of them have worked like you say.
1) Converting to mobi with Sharing turned on, then send to device in Calibre. Result: Cover shows, Personal shows
2) Converting to mobi with Sharing off, then send to device. Result: No cover, no Personal.
3) Converting to mobi with sharing on, then using MobiMetaEditor to add/change 113 to the ASIN number, then copying to PW. Result: No cover, no personal
4) Converting to mobi with sharing on, then using MobiMetaEditor to add/change 113 to the ASIN number and 501 to [EBOK], then copying to PW. Result: cover, personal


I did find some threads relating to the ASIN in the dev forum:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157058
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=1688987
http://oldbugs.calibre-ebook.com/ticket/8721
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=113315

I haven't read through all of them though.

What should I do?

EDIT: It must be that book. I tried a different book. One that I hadn't put on my Kindle, and it worked. I saw that maliciousloki said something about clearing old metadata? What is that?

Last edited by Sparticuz; 10-09-2012 at 03:12 PM.
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