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Old 09-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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mobi creation tool for Windows 7?

What do you guys suggest using to create ebooks in in mobi format for the Kindle 3? I've looked at Mobipocket Creator but I've read of lots of people having lots of issues with it unless they're using Windows XP. Unfortunately, I'm not using an eight year-old OS.

Do any of you have any luck getting Mobipocket Creator to run correctly under Windows 7, maybe in compatibility mode or is there some better alternative?

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:27 AM   #2
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MobiPocket Creator works just fine for me under Windows 7. What problems are you experiencing with it?
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I use Mobipocket creator to make ebooks of fan fiction and have had no trouble with it. Of course I found that I had a lot more trouble making mobipocket ebooks out of text files though. So I have started using Sigil for those files. I have Windows 7 starter on my netbook.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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Do any of you have any luck getting Mobipocket Creator to run correctly under Windows 7
Runs fine under Windows 7 for me.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
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You don't need the compatibility mode, I think. It runs like a charm at my desktop (with windows 7).
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys. Maybe I should've tried to install and run it before posting. I was just going off of all the posts on their forum pertaining to it not working correctly (or at all). Almost every single response was "Mobipocket Creator is not compatible with Windows Vista" or "Mobipocket Creator is not compatible with Windows 7", so I hadn't even tried it yet.

I'll give it a try this weekend.

crich70, you mentioned using Sigil. Maybe I'm missing something here. Sigil is an epub creation tool, correct? How will that help me create mobi files?

I've tried creating some ebooks with Sigil (they look great by the way) and then converting them to mobi with Calbre but I've been less than thrilled with the results. The biggest issue has been pages that run together. For example, I have some ebooks with a few images. I have a chapter break before and after the images to force a page/chapter break so that the image displays on one page separate from the text. It works and looks great on an epub reader but it all just runs together on mobi.

Anyway, I really like Sigil but thought it might be better to look for an actual mobi creation tool since that's what I need them in to read on my Kindle anyway. Actually, what we really need is to have native epub compatibility added to the Kindle! But I'm not holding my breath for that to happen any time soon.

Have any of you tried Jutoh?

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Thanks for the replies guys. Maybe I should've tried to install and run it before posting.
That would be my suggestion.
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:48 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies guys. Maybe I should've tried to install and run it before posting. I was just going off of all the posts on their forum pertaining to it not working correctly (or at all). Almost every single response was "Mobipocket Creator is not compatible with Windows Vista" or "Mobipocket Creator is not compatible with Windows 7", so I hadn't even tried it yet.

I'll give it a try this weekend.

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I bet you spend way more time by searching through the forum rather than actually installing it. Mobicreator in my Windows 7 works fine btw.

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crich70, you mentioned using Sigil. Maybe I'm missing something here. Sigil is an epub creation tool, correct? How will that help me create mobi files?

I've tried creating some ebooks with Sigil (they look great by the way) and then converting them to mobi with Calbre but I've been less than thrilled with the results. The biggest issue has been pages that run together. For example, I have some ebooks with a few images. I have a chapter break before and after the images to force a page/chapter break so that the image displays on one page separate from the text. It works and looks great on an epub reader but it all just runs together on mobi.

Anyway, I really like Sigil but thought it might be better to look for an actual mobi creation tool since that's what I need them in to read on my Kindle anyway. Actually, what we really need is to have native epub compatibility added to the Kindle! But I'm not holding my breath for that to happen any time soon.

Thanks.
Actually you can use another Mobipocket program (Mobipocket Reader) to create prc/mobi file for your Kindle by just dragging the epub file on to Mobipocket Reader.
That way you can finetune the epub according your preference and the converted prc/mobi will almost look the same.
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