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Old 05-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Side loading books to a Kobo touch problem

Just got a Kobo Touch and am having a really difficult time setting the thing up.

I'm using Calibre 0.8.49 as my ebook library manager.

When I send any of the books to my Kobo, on the Kobo rather than displaying the book's title as the title, it displays all the values that were the tags in Caibre.

Tried everything I could think of to try to fix this, but no luck. Googled to see if anyone else had the problem, but was unable to find anything similar. The only thing that worked was to delete all the tags in Calibre, but that is far from ideal, as I may want the tags and it is too time consuming.

Has anyone got any idea what's going on, as the way it is, it is a complete deal breaker for the Kobo.

Also - when I loaded 5 Dan Brown books on to it, after deleting all the tags, only 1 of the books came up with the name and book cover as shown on Calibre. Deception Point was renamed "Presidents - Election", The Da Vinci Code was called "Freemasonary" and the others had other names that I can't fathom where they came from.

Any ideas on this one?

Why can't things just be simple!!

Oh, and hello everyone. First post here, tying in with getting my first ereader today.


Edit - It would seem both these problems just happen for .mobi files, but not epub ones. Guess I'll be converting my library then!!

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Edit - It would seem both these problems just happen for .mobi files, but not epub ones. Guess I'll be converting my library then!!
i have seen the same with my Kobo Touch and mobi files. Some mobi files have gone through OK, but some don't. My solution is the same as yours. I have left mobi as a format that can calibre can transfer to the device, but if there are any issues I manually convert it to epub.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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I was given the kobo touch, had the kobo wifi and calibre worked beautifully with it.. However the problem is the touch. I tried to side load the books I have on calibre to the Touch and it took about half the list, the remainder refuse to be uploaded. All the books are the correct format as they worked fine on the WiFi.
Has anyone else come across this problem with the Kobo Touch and Calibre?
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This sounds like you might have a corrupted eBook; and when the Touch scans it stops when it finds this book.

This can be pain to track down. I know davidfor has given some advice in the past on how to find the bad book.. hopefully he will chime in.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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@LadyLoki: I'm a bit surprised that a book worked in the WiFi and not on the Touch. But, have a look at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=198752. This discusses the problem and has about all I know about finding the corrupt books.
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I don't know if this is relevant, but just in case...

I've put a post on the ePub forum about an ebook I designed myself which I know validates and which works on my Sony, my Kindle3 (after conversion) and on my iPad/iBooks but which does not work when side loaded into a friend's Kobo Touch.

Is it possible that the original poster's problem and mine are caused by the Kobo Touch?
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I don't know if this is relevant, but just in case...

I've put a post on the ePub forum about an ebook I designed myself which I know validates and which works on my Sony, my Kindle3 (after conversion) and on my iPad/iBooks but which does not work when side loaded into a friend's Kobo Touch.

Is it possible that the original poster's problem and mine are caused by the Kobo Touch?
The problems are unrelated. What the OP is seeing is well know issue where the Kobo devices decide they don't like a book and don't add it into the internal database. This failure causes the device to not process any further books until the bad one is removed. The problems in your thread are related to how the ePub is handled when actually being read.
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Thank you to everyone for your advice and at least I know it wasn't me! LOL anyway, I managed to solve the problem by deleting everything from my calibre library, and reloading it from my backup folder, which I do at least once a month or if I add several books will do a back up. This has really saved my behind! It would have been a HUGE pain to reload everything manually.
I will keep in mind all that everyone wrote in case I have this issue again. Thanks everyone!
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