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Old 11-09-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Amazon doesn't accept Mobi because of "bug in header"

Hi,

We converted an Epub to a Mobi. I think it was Calibre version 0.9.5.
We used the option "both" for conversion.

Amazon does not accept the Mobi because "it might have a bug in the header"...

The statement from Amazon was like:
"The file was delivered as a Mobi, but has failed internally. Might you please check if it was produced with Calibre, because they have a bug in the header which might cause this problem."

"They create a time out in the publishing line..."

We already produced a lot of Mobis from Epubs with Calibre and we never had problems.

Any help appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #2
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You need to ask Amazon what this bug is. "bug in the header" can mean anything. Though I doubt you'll get a response since Amazon really dont like the fact that people are not dependent on them to create MOBI files, despite their best efforts to make a closed format.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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That is what I think too.
I can't believe that there is really a bug in the converted mobi. We already delivered a lot of Calibre generated mobi to Amazon. But this "bug" is new.
So you're probably right, that Amazon doesn't what someone else to be part of the game.
But I will give it a try and ask Amazon.
Thanks for your help...
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