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Old 02-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #3301
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I love this. I might change all my covers if the rest are this good. Love Hedwig
I'd almost be tempted to re-buy the Scholastic paper editions just based on the first cover. Absolutely enchanting.

It's always bothered me that my copies of the series were not edition-matched. I don't care about first editions or any of that, I just want them to look like they belong together on the shelf, and right now they don't. This would be a good excuse to fix that.

And, of course, I do love that changing ebook covers costs nothing so that will certainly be happening.
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I'd almost be tempted to re-buy the Scholastic paper editions just based on the first cover. Absolutely enchanting.

It's always bothered me that my copies of the series were not edition-matched. I don't care about first editions or any of that, I just want them to look like they belong together on the shelf, and right now they don't. This would be a good excuse to fix that.

And, of course, I do love that changing ebook covers costs nothing so that will certainly be happening.


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I'd almost be tempted to re-buy the Scholastic paper editions just based on the first cover. Absolutely enchanting.

It's always bothered me that my copies of the series were not edition-matched. I don't care about first editions or any of that, I just want them to look like they belong together on the shelf, and right now they don't. This would be a good excuse to fix that.

And, of course, I do love that changing ebook covers costs nothing so that will certainly be happening.
I might buy them all in paper form again. My youngest daughter loves Harry Potter and I think she'll really like these covers. I'm definitely changing the ebook covers I have to these ones.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:57 PM   #3305
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Omnibus eh?
Was that over at Amazon? I'll have to check, as Kobo didn't seem to have the series, it's been awhile since I bought anything via the Kindle Store, hope Uncle Alf is up to date

Thanks for the reccy, Lea and Alan.

EDIT: Just like ridin' a bike. As soon as I'm finished Col Bailey's "Shadow of the Thylacine", I'm diving back into fiction again with Monster Hunters.

Thanks for the heads up on the Omnibus Edition, Andy_T.
They're published by Baen so there shouldn't be any need for Alf, or you can simply get them from Baen which gives you every format you could ever want.
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I might buy them all in paper form again. My youngest daughter loves Harry Potter and I think she'll really like these covers. I'm definitely changing the ebook covers I have to these ones.
Here are all 7!

Christa...I just changed all 7 (actually 8 because I have both the UK and American versions of the 1st book) of my Pottermore ebooks to these new covers!

* Just added the newest cover that I can find for the UK book 1 to the other 7.

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Can someone PM me and explain how to change the covers on mine? I think Calibre just shows the cover you import, but doesn't change it on the book itself. I don't want to take up unnecessary thread space since everybody else seems to know.

It was funny. I got my sister a used library copy of one of the later HP books and it was this thick thing and she said 'really'? I had bought all of them on audiobook as they came out (replacing the first 2, which were tape, with CDs later on) and that is how we all 'read' them.

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Can someone PM me and explain how to change the covers on mine? I think Calibre just shows the cover you import, but doesn't change it on the book itself. I don't want to take up unnecessary thread space since everybody else seems to know.
calibre changes the cover on the copy it pushes to your reader. You can also use Polish eBook to update the library copy itself.

The metadata is not normally applied to the copy in the library so you will have the original version available, and only gets updated when necessary, or when specifically requested.
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Can someone PM me and explain how to change the covers on mine? I think Calibre just shows the cover you import, but doesn't change it on the book itself. I don't want to take up unnecessary thread space since everybody else seems to know.

It was funny. I got my sister a used library copy of one of the later HP books and it was this thick thing and she said 'really'? I had bought all of them on audiobook as they came out (replacing the first 2, which were tape, with CDs later on) and that is how we all 'read' them.
If you're talking about a .mobi then it'll get put in the .mobi when you add the .mobi to your kindle using calibre. The epubs will do that too, when you put it on the nook, but can also be installed into the epub with the calibre feature, polish. IIRC a .mobi to .mobi concersion will put the new file in the .mobi and, of course, an .epub to .mobi conversion will add the new cover to the .mobi.


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If you're talking about a .mobi then it'll get put in the .mobi when you add the .mobi to your kindle using calibre. The epubs will do that too, when you put it on the nook, but can also be installed into the epub with the calibre feature, polish.

If we're talking about a MOBI it won't get the cover, period. MOBI doesn't recognize cover metadata, and must be updated by performing a full MOBI-to-MOBI conversion (or reconverting from the updated EPUB that spawned it, if available).

For this reason, amongst others, you should go with the AZW3 format, which is an update to MOBI and is a different but equivalent format to EPUB.

Since this is Harry Potter we are talking about, you should've gotten the EPUB from Pottermore, and that's what you should be working with. Make sure you are using AZW3 on your Kindles.
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INCORRECT! A 'send to device' command puts the new cover into the book being sent in .mobi format but doesn't change the .mobi book in the Calibre library.

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For this reason, amongst others, you should go with the AZW3 format, which is an update to MOBI and is a different but equivalent format to EPUB.
I disgree, as I personally dislike the incorrect formatting that the Kindle software imposes upon the text.

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I HATE AZW3 and will not use it or recommend its use to other Kindle users!


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INCORRECT! A 'send to device' command puts the new cover into the book being sent in .mobi format but doesn't change the .mobi book in the Calibre library.

I disgree, as I personally dislike the incorrect formatting that the Kindle software imposes upon the text.

I HATE AZW3 and will not use it or recommend its use to other Kindle users!

The thumbnail used for books that came from Amazon and still have a valid Amazon ASIN will be uploaded by calibre, but a converted and sideloaded book will have the cover extracted from the .mobi; if that thumbnail is uploaded by calibre, it doesn't matter what the actual ebook-file's cover is, your Kindle will use the thumbnail on the home screen anyway. However, I can assure you that either way the .mobi itself will retain the same cover until you perform a mobi-to-mobi conversion. (IIRC it will add a new cover at the beginning and you will have two covers, one after the other.)

This is a well-known and documented fact about the .mobi format!

As a result, the following problem appears -- an amazon book will get a new thumbnail, so you think the cover has been replaced, however, a book converted to mobi and "updated" with a new cover will staunchly refuse to be updated. This becomes clearer when you look at the actual "first page" of the .mobi ebook, which will be the cover image. It hasn't changed either time.

I don't know what problems you have with the azw3 format, but clearly those are a matter of preference -- the only difference I've noticed between the two while reading is .mobi doesn't split hyphens across lines.

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