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Old 11-12-2012, 02:17 AM   #1
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Why does it only work with Calibre?

I tried to side-load a converted (mobi to epub) non-DRM book to my NST and it wouldn't open. However, when I asked Calibre to load it for me it opened just fine. Other books that I side-load do not have a problem opening.

Can anyone tell me why?

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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When you did the conversion, on the Page Setup tab, did you select the correct output profile for your device?
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:27 AM   #3
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When you did the conversion, on the Page Setup tab, did you select the correct output profile for your device?
Yep, I did.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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When Calibre sends a book to the Nook, I believe that it sends the entire set of files that it has in the subdirectory for that book; it may even send the entire subdirectory as a subdirectory (I forget). Perhaps there is something about the way you are doing the Mobi conversion that makes it necessary to send all the Calibre files (e.g. cover.jpg, metadata files, etc), instead of just the .epub file (which is usually all you need).

I think you should play around with the Mobi conversion options (there are many, if I remember correctly).
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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When Calibre sends a book to the Nook, I believe that it sends the entire set of files that it has in the subdirectory for that book; it may even send the entire subdirectory as a subdirectory (I forget). Perhaps there is something about the way you are doing the Mobi conversion that makes it necessary to send all the Calibre files (e.g. cover.jpg, metadata files, etc), instead of just the .epub file (which is usually all you need).

I think you should play around with the Mobi conversion options (there are many, if I remember correctly).


That actually explains a lot, thank you. I noticed that Calibre had moved a folder and not just the ePub.

I don't think I'm savvy enough to mess with the mobi conversion options in Calibre, so I'll just leave it to Calibre if I have a problem in the future.
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