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Old 05-28-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Don't want a cover when converting

I'm about to submit my ebook to Amazon, and don't want a book cover in the finished MOBI. I've created my ebook in Sigil, and when I convert it to MOBI using Calibre, it uses the front matter page as a default cover, which means the reader will see this twice. How do I do a conversion that results in the book having no cover?

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You dont. Create a generic cover image and set it as the cover before doing the conversion. And note that readers dont see the cover when reading the book on a Kindle unless they explicitly ask to see it. And if you dont put in a cover, your amazon will likely generate a generic cover for your book anyway as part of the publishing process.
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And you should use kindlegen to create the mobi if you plan on selling on Amazon. Or upload the EPUB -- they should convert it for you.

calibre-created mobis will either don't have the KF8 (new mobi) format or will be rejected by Amazon's upload process.
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You dont. Create a generic cover image and set it as the cover before doing the conversion. And note that readers don't see the cover when reading the book on a Kindle unless they explicitly ask to see it. And if you dont put in a cover, your amazon will likely generate a generic cover for your book anyway as part of the publishing process.
I have a cover to upload to Amazon when I submit it, but I'm worried that the generic cover (which is a replication of the front matter page) will show twice.
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