|01-21-2011, 06:53 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Editing mobi formatted e-books
I'm fairly new to the whole e-books scene, having gotten my Kindle only a few days ago, and having used Calibre for e-book management.
I find that a lot of my favorite books are in pdf format.
Calibre does a really good job converting most of them, but is there a way to really edit them the way you want?
For instance, some pdf's have some standard MS Word cover image instead of the real book cover, sometimes there are images with captions underneath them where the images are left out and the captions aren't, all while adding half a page of white space, and other sorts of minor glitches.
I don't really mind this all that much since pretty much all my books are more than readable, it's just that it'd be cool to be able to edit my converted mobi books to my exact liking (even if it'd take loads of time to manually do so).
Google search doesn't really come up with anything useful, so I thought I'd ask here
|01-21-2011, 07:25 AM||#2|
The Grand Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
|01-21-2011, 08:09 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London, UK
Device: Kindle 3 (WiFi)
It isn't possible to edit a MOBI file directly - changes have to be made before converting to MOBI format. As well as pdurrant's suggestion, another option would be to use Calibre to convert the PDF to EPUB format, then use Sigil to edit the EPUB file, adding a cover image and tidying up the formatting, then use Calibre to convert the revised EPUB file to MOBI format.
|01-21-2011, 05:55 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yorkshire, tha noz
Device: 2nd hand paperback
If you have Python, there is a script called MobiUnpack that will extract html and image files from a mobi ebook. When you've finished editing them you turn them back into a mobi file with mobicreator.
|01-22-2011, 06:43 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Device: Kindle Android, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi
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