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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #76
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I just updated to Calibre 6.5 and when I send docs via email to my Kindle I now get gibberish for the title and author unknown. Before the update I was getting the title followed by a dash and then the authors name on the same line with unknown where the authors name should be. Someone needs to sort it out asap.
If you read a couple posts back, you'd find out this isn't a bug with Calibre. Amazon stopped reading the metadata from the book itself and is only basing off of the subject line of the email. Calibre right now puts just random letters on the subject line. Calibre will change the subject line to the title - author of the book on a future update.
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Yeah that's what the last few pages of this thread have been about.
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Old Today, 08:45 AM   #78
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I have just been testing this, sending direct from Calibre and also from email, using an EPUB which worked perfectly fine last week, and Amazon is simply using the filename as the document title and ignoring the metadata altogether.

The interesting question is whether this is simply some mistake on their part or a deliberate move.
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If you take into consideration one historical information regarding (Windows version of) Send to Kindle app then you can come to a conclusion what type of "geniuses" Amazon hires.

STK Historical information = years ago STK app used to read and use mobi file's title and author metadata to pre-fill those two inputs in sending UI dialog and then developers "improved" it to ignore metadata and just use filename for title and whatever for author. And this is the way STK Windows app work till this very day So from having and option to overwrite / override bad metadata when and if it happens to be wrong to having to edit both input fields for every book you're sending.

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This is truly bizarre. On the one hand, they bring back cover images for personal documents in the new firmware update, but on the other they cripple personal documents by making it impossible to define the author… this makes no sense.
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This is truly bizarre. On the one hand, they bring back cover images for personal documents in the new firmware update, but on the other they cripple personal documents by making it impossible to define the author… this makes no sense.
Not impossible, just a bit more difficult. You need to use a send-to-kindle app instead of email and enter the title and author manually.

Perhaps someone will produce a calibre plugin that replicates the functionality of a send-to-kindle app but with the proper metadata inserted automatically.
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Perhaps someone will produce a calibre plugin that replicates the functionality of a send-to-kindle app but with the proper metadata inserted automatically.
That would be awesome, but I think it would rely on an API call to the Amazon side, which I don't think they have available.
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