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Old 01-07-2020, 06:21 PM   #3
davidfor
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Originally Posted by threebluestars View Post
I used to use Windows Explorer to side load everything to my Kobo Aura H2O, so to get the series name to show up in series books, I used to type it in the title box along with the book title. (EG. Harry Potter 01 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone).

I decided I wanted to use Calibre to transfer so I'd get the series name below like you do with regular kepubs. So I redid all 3000+ of my books with title, author, series name and number in the correct locations in Calibre, but I'm having some weird errors now when I send to device.
So, you fixed the title after adding to calibre to be just "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and the series as "Harry Potter" with index '1".
Quote:
1) Non-series books are transferring with a dash in front, the title and the author name all on the title line. For example:

- Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Jane Austen

2) Series books are loading in like this:

Harry Potter 01 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter 1
J.K. Rowling

I am wondering if this has to do with how I set up Save to DISK.

{author_sort}/{title}/{series}{series_index:0>2s| | - }{title} - {authors}
As @theducks said, the Kobo devices do not use the file name for the metadata. So, if that is being used for the save template in the driver, then it has no affect on what you see when using the device. What it does look like is that you have a metadata plugboard that is setting the title. I would say that it looks something like:

Code:
{series}{series_index:0>2s} - {title} - {authors}
The fix is to remove the metadata plugboard that does this. You do not need a metadata plugboard to set the title on a Kobo device.

I do recommend a metadata plugboard for the author. This is for multiple authors. Kobo devices do not read the author details in the best way from epubs. And they use a comma as the separator for multiple authors. The plugboard I recommend is to set the author using:

Code:
program: raw_list('authors', ', ')
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