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Old 07-23-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Device: Kobo eReader
Custom covers for Kobo's book loading screen?

Just got myself a Kobo and I'm really liking it so far.

I'm currently using calibre to manage my ePub books, and I like putting high quality covers on them (through editing the metadata). When I put them on the Kobo device (using Send to device in calibre), I can see the covers of the ePub books when I'm navigating menus -- the covers show up fine in both bookshelf view and list view of the Kobo. But when I select one to read, I don't see the cover when the book is loading, unlike the ones provided in the 100 free books (some of which look great). Instead I get the random author quote, such as:

"The good ended happily,
and the bad unhappily.
That is what Fiction means."
-Oscar Wilde

Is there any way to make my own book's covers show up in the book-loading screen? Is there a specific format/dimension it has to be in? Are there other attributes in calibre that I need to put a cover in? Does calibre even allow for this? Or maybe the Kobo desktop app?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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