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Old 02-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Kindle Cloud / Device / Calibre library sync

I am having issues understanding when something is shown as existing on the Main Device / In Library and how the Kindle handles it. Here is my issue...

I have the seven Harry Potter titles. All from Pottermore, all up to date.

When the Kindle (Paperwhite) is plugged in Volumes 2 to 7 show as In Library when I am looking at the Device tab, and On Device when looking at the library. Volume 1 is a stranger to each source.

I deleted the Device book, and sent Volume 1 to the Kindle from Calibre. Big ticks all round, but now the book is showing on the Kindle as available in the cloud.

I deleted both, took a fresh copy from the Cloud, imported it into Calibre from the device. Didn't change anything. Strangers again.

I saved the AZ3 version from the Device tab to the desktop, and added that as an extra format to the record in the library. Still strangers.

I am now out of ideas. Does anyone know what is going on?!

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Send your books from calibre to your device, using the send to device button, then they will always be correctly identified.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:53 AM   #3
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Kovid - many thanks for your response. That certainly fixes the issue of the Kindle copy and the Calibre copy showing as sync-ed. However, it leaves the Kindle Cloud showing the book in question as being available for download, i.e. not on the device. Which is wrong, and messes up my back-up workflow.

I have only tried with two books, but this seems to be a change from the way the Kindle Touch worked. It is certainly different from the Kindle K.

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For books that you put on your device not using calibre, the in device column works by matching title and author. Only if those are *exactly* the same will it work.
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Only if those are *exactly* the same will it work.
...and on close inspection, Amazon have decided that Harry should pursue a Philospher's Stone, rather than a Philosopher's one.

Thanks Kovid - glad to work it out!

Next question - is there I way I can / could in the future thanks to the munificence of the Calibre developers have override fields for matching author and title. All being well, Calibre matches with Author and Title. When the alternative loader (Amazon in this case) take leave of their senses, I can secure a match in a field that is hidden from normal activity (like looking at important bits of metadata such as author or title).

That way, in my example, I can keep Amazon Cloud, Amazon Kindle and Calibre all in step. I have achieved that now - but only at the expense of looking like I can't spell Philosopher!

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The hidden field used is the calibre book UUID, which is what gets used when you send the book using calibre. Unfortunately, with MOBI there's no easy way to directly add that to a MOBI file.
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