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Old 03-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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epub to mobi 3 files instead of 1

I'm a basic user, so forgive this question: I have an epub file I want to publish for Kindle using KDP. I have converted it to mobi using kindlegen and also using calibre, and I prefer the way it looks when calibre converts it. Only problem is calibre produces a mobi file, the cover jpg file, and the opf file rather than one (bigger) mobi file containing all three (which is what kindlegen does). Result, when I open the calibre-generated mobi file with Kindle Previewer, the cover image doesn't show up.

1. Can I use the calibre generated mobi file for KDP? Do I upload just the mobi file and not the jpg or opf files?
2. If I do this, will my kindle book have the cover problems I described above, and will it validate?

Sorry for being stupid about this.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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I'm a basic user, so forgive this question: I have an epub file I want to publish for Kindle using KDP. I have converted it to mobi using kindlegen and also using calibre, and I prefer the way it looks when calibre converts it. Only problem is calibre produces a mobi file, the cover jpg file, and the opf file rather than one (bigger) mobi file containing all three (which is what kindlegen does). Result, when I open the calibre-generated mobi file with Kindle Previewer, the cover image doesn't show up.

1. Can I use the calibre generated mobi file for KDP? Do I upload just the mobi file and not the jpg or opf files?
2. If I do this, will my kindle book have the cover problems I described above, and will it validate?

Sorry for being stupid about this.

hsc
The Mobi is complete as is.

Those other files are for Calibre, displayed cover and a backup of the metadata.

There is a Preference for Save to Disk to Not export those files.
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Thanks. Should I be concerned that the mobi file calibre saves to disk is smaller than the one kindlegen created?
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Thanks. Should I be concerned that the mobi file calibre saves to disk is smaller than the one kindlegen created?
No. The KindleGen one also has the ePub embedded in it, that's why it's larger.
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