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Old 03-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #136
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It never occurred to me to ask how exactly this works. Don't laugh but perhaps that should I have been my first question. Here's what I think and please feel free to correct where wrong.

So I have both books loaded onto to my Kindle 3 and my iPhone.

If reading on the Kindle
Before stopping turn on wireless and ?????? Everytime I do a synch to furthest page it says "Already at furthest read location". So does this mean that I should just turn the wireless on and let it do it's thing?

If reading on iPhone app
Read and then when done do I hit the icon to synch?

Sorry to sound so stupid, I was so fixated on getting this to work, I don't think I had a good understanding of HOW it works.

I want to know what exactly should I do when I am done reading on either device to ensure that both stay in synch. Thanks!
On your kindle when you are done reading (make sure wireless is on and connected) just hit the home key to exit the book. That will update the furthest read location on the amazon servers. The same goes for the iPhone hit the home key to exit the book once done reading, I am not sure if it is 100% necessary but I then hit the sync icon in the iPhone to ensure that it updates the furthest read location.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:52 AM   #137
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Hi,

Probably just missing something, but is there a trick to getting this to work?

I'm running Calibre 0.7.48. When I convert a book to mobi (say, from epub) and then sideload to my Kindle 3 via Calibre and add to my ipod via itunes, syncing to the furthest read page doesn't work.

When I look at the apnx file on my kindle using a text editor, I see that cdetype is set to EBOK, but it looks like the ASIN is blank.

Am I missing a step? Or, do I have to configure something differently?

Thanks!
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Hi,

Probably just missing something, but is there a trick to getting this to work?

I'm running Calibre 0.7.48. When I convert a book to mobi (say, from epub) and then sideload to my Kindle 3 via Calibre and add to my ipod via itunes, syncing to the furthest read page doesn't work.

When I look at the apnx file on my kindle using a text editor, I see that cdetype is set to EBOK, but it looks like the ASIN is blank.

Am I missing a step? Or, do I have to configure something differently?

Thanks!
Have a look at this thread

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=121487

I used DiskAid to get this to work on my iphone.

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #139
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Perfect, thanks. It's too bad there's no way to do this natively in linux, but using Diskaid to load the books on to my ipod allowed the page sync'ing to work great.
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Perfect, thanks. It's too bad there's no way to do this natively in linux, but using Diskaid to load the books on to my ipod allowed the page sync'ing to work great.
Glad you got it working. I just posted a new thread. Not all of mine will sync. The ones from Smashwords won't sync.

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Is there any way of setting asin and cdetype in bulk? I know I could use calibre to convert from mobi to mobi but I tried it on one book and it actually changed the formatting of the book as well (not for the better!). I would like to just be able to change those fields on all my mobi's.

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Is there any way of setting asin and cdetype in bulk? I know I could use calibre to convert from mobi to mobi but I tried it on one book and it actually changed the formatting of the book as well (not for the better!). I would like to just be able to change those fields on all my mobi's.

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You can use"mobi2mobi" it will edit just those fields without changing anything else but you won't be able to do it in bulk.
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Somebody had a batch file (and a python script) that used mobi2mobi to do bulk modifications. I'll see if I can't track it down.

EDIT: Here's the thread where the bulk scripts were being discussed.

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Somebody had a batch file (and a python script) that used mobi2mobi to do bulk modifications. I'll see if I can't track it down.

EDIT: Here's the thread where the bulk scripts were being discussed.
I think it needs a bit more EDITing - no link was provided.
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Here is the link to the thread.

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Is anyones whispersync for sideloaded books still working?

I've been mainly using Kindle for iPhone recently. But today I opened up my Kindle and tried to sync but found it no longer works. Went to check on my iPhone and that no longer works now! It just says im on the furthest page wherever I am. I'm sure it was working just yesterday.

Amazon caught on?

EDIT: ok after restarting Kindle on iPhone it works again. But if I sync it from the Kindle it breaks it for both.

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Is anyones whispersync for sideloaded books still working?

I've been mainly using Kindle for iPhone recently. But today I opened up my Kindle and tried to sync but found it no longer works. Went to check on my iPhone and that no longer works now! It just says im on the furthest page wherever I am. I'm sure it was working just yesterday.

Amazon caught on?

EDIT: ok after restarting Kindle on iPhone it works again. But if I sync it from the Kindle it breaks it for both.
What I have found that works for me is;

When I am done reading on my Kindle, I turn on WiFi (I don't keep it on all the time). After it connects, I hit the 'home' button. Then I turn off WiFi. When I open the book in the Kindle App on my iPhone, sometimes I have to hit the sync button on the lower right corner to sync to the furthest page. When done reading on my iPhone, I go back to the 'home' screen again.

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What I have found that works for me is;

When I am done reading on my Kindle, I turn on WiFi (I don't keep it on all the time). After it connects, I hit the 'home' button. Then I turn off WiFi. When I open the book in the Kindle App on my iPhone, sometimes I have to hit the sync button on the lower right corner to sync to the furthest page. When done reading on my iPhone, I go back to the 'home' screen again.

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That is what I have been doing. It's worked fine until today. Can you confim it still works for you for sideloaded books?
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Seems to work ok between Kindle iPhone and PC desktop, but not the actual Kindle device. Have there been any updates recently?
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Not sure if this is relevant but I know that iPhone OS 4.2.7 was just released and if you upgrading maybe that is causing issues? Just a guess. I have jailbroken my iPhone although from comments I read earlier that is not necessary to get the synch to work. I did it for other reasons.

Given there is no jailbreak for 4.2.7, I have not upgraded my OS at this time. Synching between Kindle and iPhone is still working for me with no problems.
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