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Old 11-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Kinlde ERROR opening books!!!!

Hi there!

I have a very…very annoying problem. Please help me, I can’t take any longer. I start at the beginning. I create my own epub files. It looks like this:
  1. I use InDesign CS4. Inserting the content, making my own styles (paragraph, character) etc. End when it looks like a simple book, then I export whit Export with Digital Editions. Don’t use numbered styles, but when I do I convert to text.
  2. Then the epub that I just created, opening in Sigil. Little tweaking there (page break, border, toc, font size, etc). Adding metadata, cover page.
  3. Testing in EPUB Validation.
  4. At last I convert this with KindleGen, or insert in KindlePreview, and create mobi file.
  5. Plugging in the Kindle Touch with usb and send it. And it works like charm

I always have do like that.

Now the problem:

A few days ago, I finished another book like this. And when I tried to open in my Touch, it waited a few second, and then popped up a message saying:
An error occurred. If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from Archived items.

From then I have tried everything. Lastly I formatted and reinstalled the whole system. And rested the kindle (twice). Installed InDesign, Word, and the most important software’s. Created a plain 20 Letter size pages and it started all over again.

And here comes the best part. The books that I have created earlier before this bug, it all works. Even when I open the InDesign file, export it and convert it, those are working fine. All working except the new oens. It doesn't make any sense. Is there a DRM in the InDesign? Or something similar? I need your help. I'll be very thankful for all the reply's!
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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Wow, you do this for all your books?! That's a lot of work!
Have you checked your archives to see if the book is there? Try downloading it from your archives.
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[*]Testing in EPUB Validation.
Do you validate the epub only in Sigil or also with ePubCheck? (The Sigil validator occasionally misses some issues.)
Also, does Kindle Previewer display any warnings, when you compile a book? (Click the Compilation Details link after the compilation is done.)

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Is there a DRM in the InDesign?
No, but AFAIK, InDesign obfuscates embedded fonts, which might cause problems. If you use embedded fonts, try replacing them with non-obfuscated fonts in Sigil.

The only other thing that has changed is that the KindleGen version used by Kindle Previewer has been updated to KindleGen 2.7. While this is unlikely to cause any problems, you could try to download the previous version and manually compile your ePub at the command line.

Also make sure that your Kindle Touch has the latest firmware installed.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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Do you validate the epub only in Sigil or also with ePubCheck? (The Sigil validator occasionally misses some issues.)
Also, does Kindle Previewer display any warnings, when you compile a book? (Click the Compilation Details link after the compilation is done.)


No, but AFAIK, InDesign obfuscates embedded fonts, which might cause problems. If you use embedded fonts, try replacing them with non-obfuscated fonts in Sigil.

The only other thing that has changed is that the KindleGen version used by Kindle Previewer has been updated to KindleGen 2.7. While this is unlikely to cause any problems, you could try to download the previous version and manually compile your ePub at the command line.

Also make sure that your Kindle Touch has the latest firmware installed.
Thank you for the reply but I found the solution. It was kinda my fault.
I wasn't specified TOC because I didn’t make any. For this book I don’t wanted it. It was a small doc. A guide doc. And this was the problem. The no TOC was the error. All the books that I created earlier, it all had links or TOC’s.
All the epub checks dint warn me about this.

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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Wow, you do this for all your books?! That's a lot of work!
Have you checked your archives to see if the book is there? Try downloading it from your archives.
Thank you for the reply but I found the solution. The NO TOC was the ERROR.

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