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Old 12-07-2018, 03:43 PM   #31
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@Gregg...If you're unsure of whether your published epubs have KFX enabled then you should just run your original, uploaded epub versions through Kindle Previewer 3(KP3). And if those epubs have "Enhanced Typsetting" enabled in KP3 then they will be converted and displayed as KFX on any Kindle ereader that can currently handle KFX. Here is a general list of Kindle ereaders that can handle KFX:

* Kindle E-readers 6th generation and newer
* Fire tablets 3rd generation and newer
* Kindle for iOS v4.9 or newer (iOS Versions: iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9)
* Kindle for Android v4.18.0 or newer (Android Versions: Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow)
Source: KJ Enhanced Typsetting

If you can't run KP3 on your Linux computer then here's another idea. If you've already purchased and downloaded author copies of all your ebooks and downloaded them onto your Kindle reader(s) -- which must also have KFX capability(see list above) -- then just find the actual book file on your Kindle Tablet and check if it has a ".azw" or ".azw3" extension. If your ebook has the ".azw" extension then it has been converted to KFX. But if it has the ".azw3" extension then it will be formatted as KF8.
Thanks Bill. I checked my Kindle Touch 7 ereader. Some the books have .kfx and .azw3 extensions (in separate files). Some just have .kfx extensions.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:47 PM   #32
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Not to oversimplify things, but he can also simply upload an ePUB at KDP, and then download the resulting MOBI. Granted, it's cumbersome, but it does work.

And if he has KP2.9xx, that method still works, too; drag an ePUB onto it and it will convert. Or, there's always Kindlegen, which is still lurking around someplace; we use it in batches, yet, here.

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Here's my work flow:

I take my Sigil-made epub, delete the html cover, make sure the cover in the Images folder is tagged as cover and that it's in the .opf. Then I run the .epub through Kindlegen 2.9 in the terminal of my computer. I take the resulting .mobi and upload that to KDP.
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Here's my work flow:

I take my Sigil-made epub, delete the html cover, make sure the cover in the Images folder is tagged as cover and that it's in the .opf. Then I run the .epub through Kindlegen 2.9 in the terminal of my computer. I take the resulting .mobi and upload that to KDP.
That's what we do, too. And, because I'm superstitious, I also change the title of the 'text' guide item to "Start Reading" just on account o 'cause.

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Old 12-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #34
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Here's my work flow:

I take my Sigil-made epub, delete the html cover, make sure the cover in the Images folder is tagged as cover and that it's in the .opf. Then I run the .epub through Kindlegen 2.9 in the terminal of my computer. I take the resulting .mobi and upload that to KDP.
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That's what we do, too. And, because I'm superstitious, I also change the title of the 'text' guide item to "Start Reading" just on account o 'cause.

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That's pretty much our workflow on less-complicated files. Some of our work goes through Kindlegen, as packaged HTML, but this-->ePUB/revised/KG-->is a workflow that's worked for us since it was just me and Cap, in 2010. :-) We sometimes drop 'em on KP3, but...{shrug}. SSDD.

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Hi Albert.

Not sure what you mean by that. And how would I do that? And is it necessary?
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Hi Albert.

Not sure what you mean by that. And how would I do that? And is it necessary?
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Don't worry about it. Albert is talking about setting the SRL (Start Reading Location), that's all. We used to set it by assigning the TEXT meta attribute to the HTML file where we wanted the SRL to open. What Albert is saying, with some humor, is that due to his superstitious nature, he's changing that from "Text" to "Start Reading," but in my experience, no, that doesn't help. ;-)

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Gregg:

Don't worry about it. Albert is talking about setting the SRL (Start Reading Location), that's all. We used to set it by assigning the TEXT meta attribute to the HTML file where we wanted the SRL to open. What Albert is saying, with some humor, is that due to his superstitious nature, he's changing that from "Text" to "Start Reading," but in my experience, no, that doesn't help. ;-)
That's exactly right. IIRC somewhere back in the mists of time, that was "supposed" to be the recommended technique. I'm not sure it ever really worked, and now I don't think anybody but Amazon knows how the SRL is determined. It happens after you upload your mobi file to KDP. Rumor has it that if anyone actually DID figure out the algorithm, (there are many who have claimed to have done it -- see the kindle forums on MR) then Amazon would stealthily change it. (a la "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.")

So yeah, that's why I refer to it as my "superstition." But at least it doesn't hurt

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That's exactly right. IIRC somewhere back in the mists of time, that was "supposed" to be the recommended technique. I'm not sure it ever really worked, and now I don't think anybody but Amazon knows how the SRL is determined. It happens after you upload your mobi file to KDP. Rumor has it that if anyone actually DID figure out the algorithm, (there are many who have claimed to have done it -- see the kindle forums on MR) then Amazon would stealthily change it. (a la "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.")

So yeah, that's why I refer to it as my "superstition." But at least it doesn't hurt

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If I did know....it would go with me to my grave. :-) Because, no kidding, it's true, the moment you say something...it changes.

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