Originally Posted by joubert
Thanks for the response. I did a little experimentation - it does not seem to be the image size that is a problem. When I have a single XHTML file (instead of one for each page) which contains all the <svg> tags, then there are no blank pages between images when I view on my Kindle. Do you think the blank page issue is as a result of how ebook-convert converts the epub file to mobi, or do you think it is a Kindle bug?
I would think it is a conversion issue, since you state that you can create the desired result by using a different starting point (single file). Maybe calibre assumes that separate XHTML files implies separate chapters, hence it inserts a (extra?) page break? There are some ebook-convert options concerning structure detection, and specifically about chapter detection; perhaps you can use these to get the desired result directly, or maybe it is just a bug.
Can use Debug or verbose mode to get more information about what it is doing and/or possibly remove page breaks you don't want before final conversion to mobi (to work around a bug etc.).