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Old 02-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #16
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Not all readers have a Back feature.
My PEz (HanlinV5) does not . The K4 does (but it does not do EPUB )
That's a deficiency in the reading device. Should a book author have to account for such shortcomings in a few readers?
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #17
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after some googling, I find the the "back" function on Sony reader. It is called "history". it's there on the menus but is not very intuitive.

I suggest that book authors wants thier books to read/flow properly on most of the epun readers out there, enough to cover 80 - 90% of market share.

not sure where to find market share analysis for epub readers though- I'd guess that nook, kobo, & sony make up a large percentage.
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That's a deficiency in the reading device. Should a book author have to account for such shortcomings in a few readers?
Yes, if there are enough of those devices in use.

Just look at what publishers do to accommodate Apple's device limitations
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Talking about back endnote I have to make comment. I was searching through this forum and could not find proper answer. I am using the following code to link my endnotes
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 some text<a id="return01"></a><a href="../Text/Notes.xhtml#footnote1"><sup>1</sup></a>
and this one to return to my text
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<a id="footnote1"></a><a href="..Text/Section0013.xhtml#return01"><sup>1</sup></a> explanation of some text
Somehow after converting it with Calibre to MOBI for my Kindle back link doesn't react anymore. I know there is back button but I LIKE having link option. Anyway this code worked properly with one book while with another book it doesn't. And I have no idea why. I went through it again and again and I am getting nervous :-). I must add that I am grouping chapters in one xhtml file presented as VOL 1, while another xhtml file is VOL 2 group of chapters as well. I add to css styles to break page before chapters headings. I know it does work when every chapter is presented with one single xhtml file, but I managed to make this working with grouped chapters as well, unfortunately only once Can anyone help me with this?!
Btw have you noticed how sometimes when changing sections TOC can't be generated properly anymore, but you have to manually change toc file? I am sorry if I am posting in wrong thread but this one seemed to be the closest to my problem :-)

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There's a / missing after the 2 .
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #21
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Also... if your ebook has a single (or relatively few) (x)html files, make sure that your anchor IDs are unique for that (each) file.
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There's a / missing after the 2 .
I am a blind person !!!! Interesting that all worked well in epub and mobi if epub wasn't too complicated. Shame on me. Thank you :-)

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The footnote and backlink as DiapDealer shows them will work just fine in a Kindle ebook.

I am pleased to see KDP issues discussed here. Given that Amazon, for me, sells 80 percent of digital editions, I compose first for the Kindle platform and only secondarily in epub. I upload html to the KDP, ignoring Kindlegen, Mobipocket Creator, NCX files, and all that stuff. I then open the html in Sigil and tweak it a bit for Barnes & Noble.

Yes, I will someday go back and figure out how to add an NCX file to my ebooks, but at the present time I am too busy and too happy with the results to slow down my production of new and backlist books.

Someday I may even acquire a Mac and publish to the Apple iBookstore, but that is at present the least of my concerns.
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I am pleased to see KDP issues discussed here. Given that Amazon, for me, sells 80 percent of digital editions, I compose first for the Kindle platform and only secondarily in epub. I upload html to the KDP, ignoring Kindlegen, Mobipocket Creator, NCX files, and all that stuff.
I'm curious. How do you specify the cover, table of contents, opening location, etc, without an OPF file?
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I'm curious. How do you specify the cover, table of contents, opening location, etc, without an OPF file?
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If he's using html-->KG, obtaining solely a K7 book, rather than a K8, he's probably using name tags, as in a name= and using the naming defaults, TOC, start and cover. That will work for a K7 book. Does NOT work nowadays for a K8 book and ye olden "a name = cover" shtick no longer works in Word for a book being uploaded that-a-way (and mayn't in an html book--we don't Gen from html, we Gen from ePUBs, with the metadata semantics, so I don't actually know this part). He might be using id= instead, but that's probably how he's doing it, and using the (relatively new) option to upload the cover separately and embed it, as the "name = cover" doodah doesn't really work any longer.

Amazon, in fact, will advise (if asked), that Kindlegen will only accept opf, htm, html, epub and xhtml and NOT prc or mobi for upconversion to K8. Only one of those formats will result in a MasterMobi file which is the K8+k7 in a single AZW file. Therefore, anyone uploading Word files (or mobipocket) can't match the upconversion of html, etc., to the Fire-compatible "mobi" files (please, before anyone has a tantrum, for lack of a better word, okay?).

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Amazon, in fact, will advise (if asked), that Kindlegen will only accept opf, htm, html, epub and xhtml and NOT prc or mobi for upconversion to K8. Only one of those formats will result in a MasterMobi file which is the K8+k7 in a single AZW file.
I'm confused. All of those formats (not prc or mobi, of course) result in a master Mobi/KF8 file when I build them using Kindlegen. I've dumped the headers to verify. I'm probably misunderstanding you.
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He might be using id= instead, but that's probably how he's doing it, and using the (relatively new) option to upload the cover separately and embed it, as the "name = cover" doodah doesn't really work any longer.

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Right as always, King Friday!

<div id="toc" />
<div id="start" />

and "included cover."

Works fine on my Fire, but then I may have a weakness for non-standard solutions. I hold my Fire upside-down, for example. (I upload the html; I don't use Kindlegen.)

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I'm confused. All of those formats (not prc or mobi, of course) result in a master Mobi/KF8 file when I build them using Kindlegen. I've dumped the headers to verify. I'm probably misunderstanding you.
Sorry, when I wrote it...it sounded different in my fingertips than when I re-read it now. Durn. Yes, ALL of those formats: opf, htm, html, epub and xhtml will make a MasterMobi. If you pre-convert a book, however, into, say, prc (ala MobiPocket), it will NOT make a MasterMobi, nor will a converted mobi when uploaded via KDP. That's what I was attempting to say. It was supposed to sound like "only one of THOSE formats will...," not "only ONE of those formats will..." as if it was a trick question. Crappity.

I should add: broke my foot. Taking painkillers that would knock out a horse. Should pay closer attention to what I type.

@OldPilot: "King Friday?" Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! However, glad I guessed right on the book. Amazon's making it harder--not deliberately--for DIY'ers to get good books, but Div id's work for the Guide Items if you upload HTML.

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Well...you may be an "Oldpilot," but clearly I'm older than Dirt. That program was something watched by my (much-younger) sibs, who were more than a decade younger than I, as I recall it. No..I never watched Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. But, thanks for your charming accolade. I think (not sure about the puppet part...)

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