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Old 03-07-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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KFX Conversion: Metadata not part of MOBI file

I am using the plug-in to convert my KPF file (created on Kindle Create) to MOBI; I then email the MOBI file to myself so I can download it to my iPad and read on the Kindle app.

When I open the file on the Kindle app, it lacks metadata -- it has a title that reads "[my book title] - [author].mobi" and nothing in the author space (which I must fill in for the Kindle app to access the file).

I assume the metadata is stored separately in the "metadata.opf" file created when I do the conversion. Is there a way to have it part of the .mobi file so that the proper title and author are incorporated when I open the MOBI file on my iPad?

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I am using the plug-in to convert my KPF file (created on Kindle Create) to MOBI; I then email the MOBI file to myself so I can download it to my iPad and read on the Kindle app.

When I open the file on the Kindle app, it lacks metadata -- it has a title that reads "[my book title] - [author].mobi" and nothing in the author space (which I must fill in for the Kindle app to access the file).
If you import the KPF file into calibre as a new book entry it will populate the Title and Author columns with whatever data it extracts from the file. You can change those and other metadata in the calibre book entry before conversion to MOBI to set whatever metadata you like in the MOBI file.

If you change any metadata in calibre after conversion you can update the metadata in the MOBI file by using the Embed Metadata or Polish Book commands in calibre.
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