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Old 01-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Files won't import to Calibre properly

Let me start my saying I'm very bad with computers, I find them vexing most of the time. A friend set up Calibre for me and it has always worked, not today.

So I was given a Kindle book for Christmas. I downloaded it onto my Mac. It opens on the Mac just fine in Kindle for Mac. I then click add books in Calibre and find the file which is a .azw file in the Kindle folder and Calibre says it's adding the book, it shows up on the list of titles. Then when I click on the book and try to open it, I get the Error message : Error could not open book Invalid start byte

If I try to put the book onto my Kindle that doesn't work either. When I click send to device I get a box that says, No suitable formats and asks if I want to auto convert that doesn't work either.

I did have a book that was in .pdf format that did import into calibre just fine last week and went onto my kindle with no problem today.

The only difference I see is that in the Calibre folder where the books are they are usually in .mobi file format and this book is in the .azw3 file format, I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Kelly
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Reading other forum to try to figure this out I see that people seem to post the whole error message this is from the failed send to the kindle


calibre, version 0.8.59
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ERROR: Conversion Error: <b>Failed</b>: Convert book 1 of 1 (Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics))

Convert book 1 of 1 (Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics))
Resolved conversion options
calibre version: 0.8.59
{'asciiize': False,
'author_sort': None,
'authors': None,
'base_font_size': 0.0,
'book_producer': None,
'change_justification': u'original',
'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|pr ologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
'comments': None,
'cover': u'/var/folders/3p/w9rxp2856_d473bwcrv4ft940000gn/T/calibre_0.8.59_tmp_EONZuU/is3kvT.jpeg',
'debug_pipeline': None,
'dehyphenate': True,
'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
'disable_font_rescaling': False,
'dont_compress': False,
'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
'enable_heuristics': False,
'extra_css': None,
'extract_to': None,
'filter_css': u'',
'fix_indents': True,
'font_size_mapping': None,
'format_scene_breaks': True,
'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
'input_encoding': None,
'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x107f22410>,
'insert_blank_line': False,
'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
'insert_metadata': False,
'isbn': None,
'italicize_common_cases': True,
'keep_ligatures': False,
'language': None,
'level1_toc': None,
'level2_toc': None,
'level3_toc': None,
'line_height': 0.0,
'linearize_tables': False,
'margin_bottom': 5.0,
'margin_left': 5.0,
'margin_right': 5.0,
'margin_top': 5.0,
'markup_chapter_headings': True,
'max_toc_links': 50,
'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
'mobi_ignore_margins': False,
'mobi_keep_original_images': False,
'mobi_toc_at_start': False,
'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
'no_inline_navbars': True,
'no_inline_toc': False,
'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.KindleOutput object at 0x107f22a90>,
'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
'personal_doc': u'[PDOC]',
'prefer_author_sort': False,
'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
'pretty_print': False,
'pubdate': None,
'publisher': None,
'rating': None,
'read_metadata_from_opf': u'/var/folders/3p/w9rxp2856_d473bwcrv4ft940000gn/T/calibre_0.8.59_tmp_EONZuU/Y8I8qv.opf',
'remove_fake_margins': True,
'remove_first_image': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
'renumber_headings': True,
'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
'search_replace': '[]',
'series': None,
'series_index': None,
'share_not_sync': False,
'smarten_punctuation': False,
'sr1_replace': None,
'sr1_search': None,
'sr2_replace': None,
'sr2_search': None,
'sr3_replace': None,
'sr3_search': None,
'tags': None,
'timestamp': None,
'title': None,
'title_sort': None,
'toc_filter': None,
'toc_threshold': 6,
'toc_title': None,
'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
'unwrap_lines': True,
'use_auto_toc': False,
'verbose': 2}
Python function terminated unexpectedly: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0x9d in position 53: invalid start byte
InputFormatPlugin: MOBI Input running
on /var/folders/3p/w9rxp2856_d473bwcrv4ft940000gn/T/calibre_0.8.59_tmp_EONZuU/AtBpWF.azw3
Found KF8 MOBI of type 'standalone'
Extracting text...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/Python/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 147, in main
return run_entry_point()
File "/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/Python/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 116, in run_entry_point
return getattr(pmod, func)()
File "site-packages/calibre/utils/ipc/worker.py", line 192, in main
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/convert/gui_conversion.py", line 31, in gui_convert_override
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/convert/gui_conversion.py", line 25, in gui_convert
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/conversion/plumber.py", line 979, in run
File "site-packages/calibre/customize/conversion.py", line 208, in __call__
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/conversion/plugins/mobi_input.py", line 40, in convert
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/reader/mobi8.py", line 70, in __call__
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/reader/mobi8.py", line 382, in expand_text
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/reader/markup.py", line 299, in expand_mobi8_markup
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/reader/markup.py", line 43, in update_internal_links
File "lib/python2.7/encodings/utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0x9d in position 53: invalid start byte

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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