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Old 06-30-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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How to get Facebook integration to work on non Amazon bought books

I have purchases books on other sites in epub format and converted the to mobi using Calibre; however, when I take and do a highlight for facebook on the kindle it 90+ percent of the time always says "Personal Document". The thing is some of the books that I have done that way "The Overton Window by Glenn Beck" for example, have shown up just fine. It shows the thumbnail on the facebook post and the title and all. Is there something specific that has to be changed to fool the kindle into thinking you purchased it from amazon's site? Really enjoy the facebook feature but I don't always get my books from amazon.

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Old 07-02-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Might not be this - but somewhere in the conversion process there is a tag called PDOC, I think it is under the MOBI output settings somewhere. Try taking that out as I think it might tag to save as Personal Docs to the Kindle.
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Wonderful I will get that a shot thanks both of you so much for the help!!
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i removed the pdoc but it didn't appear to help anything. I seen somewhere about a tag that was ebok could that be used in calibre?
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Um, you can you the Facebook feature with any book. It just sends a post with a link to your highlight/note on kindle.amazon.com. And if the book didn't come from Amazon, then it just says from a personal document.
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Um, you can you the Facebook feature with any book. It just sends a post with a link to your highlight/note on kindle.amazon.com. And if the book didn't come from Amazon, then it just says from a personal document.
Right, I understand that. But I was curious to know what lets it know that is an Amazon book. Because I have some books I have downloaded that are in mobi but I didn't purchase them from amazon yet when i highlight and send to facebook instead of saying personal document it displays the cover and the author and book title.

I was just curious if there was some type of tag, isbn or whatever that amazon is looking for. I know it is not looking at my account for the book because like I stated I didn't buy the books from amazon.
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Oh, ok. Sorry, didn't understand the issue.
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Don't know if you still looking for this...

I was using Calibre to change the tag.. either PDOC or EBOK

But as of today.. my kindle2 does not show the options for those 2 tags.
I just got the latest firmware.

It looks like they may have done away with that and added collections. Is this the case for you guys?

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I made a post about this here. I think we determined that Amazon uses the ASIN to determine what the book is. Without that, I'm pretty sure it's just tagged as a personal document. I don't know how to manually put an ASIN into a mobi file, though. If you figure it out, please share!
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I made a post about this here. I think we determined that Amazon uses the ASIN to determine what the book is. Without that, I'm pretty sure it's just tagged as a personal document. I don't know how to manually put an ASIN into a mobi file, though. If you figure it out, please share!
yeah i was thinking the same thing with the asin embedding. My assumption is it uses the amazon webservices api on that specific asin.

I wish I knew how to decompile a azw file and actually look at the headers to see if i can see anything in there might throw a clue.
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