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Old 05-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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cover art on purchsed books/ EPUB to EPUB

I'm a newbie here, so thanks in advance for your patience

I have a Nook Color and really want to add cover art to sideloaded books that are already on the Nook (=NC). Many of these are DRM'd ebooks. They are stored in different directories on my hard drive and on the NC.

So: I have successfully brought those books into calibre and given them covers: hooray!

BUT: now how do I synch them back onto the NC? when I add the new books to the device from calibre I just get 2 copies--neither of which shows cover art in the NC, though the cover art was nicely visible in Calibre.

is this because the books are DRMd? I hope not?
am i doing something wrong? i hope so.



ps. and I see often that we're told to do an EPUB to EPUB conversion. why would we need to do that?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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I can't help you with the cover art issues (I don't have a Nook, and barely touch Calibre), but for epub to epub: the conversion will remove weird settings in the original (like wide margins good for viewing on a computer screen, or a too-small or too-large base font size) and allow the reader to use their own settings. It can also remove bad CSS elements or bad HTML sections, if any. Allows for a TOC to be made, and so on.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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i see, elfwreck. thanks. understanding is a good thing!
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The cover you see is in calibre. Often you need to do an EPUB to EPUB conversion to have the cover properly set to the cover in calibre.
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but if the books are purchased and DRM'd I can't doan epub to epub conversion, right?
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Indeed you cannot convert a DRM protected book. Often DRM protected books cannot have any content (cover included) changed in the actual file.
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