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Old 10-13-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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Thumbnails not always showing up

This is a problem that crops up for me from time to time, no matter if I'm converting 2 books or 50. About half of my books come to me in epub and the rest in mobi; I always update the metadata and cover art as needed before converting all books to mobi.

Once I load the converted books to MobiPocket, I always find one or two that don't display the cover art thumbnails. It's really not hard to correct using mobi2mobi but after my last mass conversion, I had to edit 7 of the 35 books. calibre does have the cover art in the folder which is what I use to do the edit.

I searched the forum and can't find anyone with the same problem. Any ideas?
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:09 AM   #2
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The cover art does not normally get inserted into the ebook file until you run a conversion. Are the problem files ones that you get in mobi format in the first place? If so you need to run a mobi-mobi conversion to get the cover art updated.
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I update the metadata and cover art (if not already present), then do the mobi->mobi (or occasionally epub->mobi) conversion.

THEN I load the converted files into MobiPocket, only to find the thumbnails aren't always present. That's the issue -- they show up on most files, but are missing on a very few.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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you need to open a ticket and attach a file which on conversion results in a mobi file without a cover.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thanks, I will do that.
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