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Old 10-20-2016, 08:07 AM   #136
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What about marking the file as EBOK during converting with fake ASIN?
That causes other internal errors on the kindle which is why I have the plugin emit PDOC instead.

It may be the best solution in the end, but I need to do further testing.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:37 PM   #137
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That causes other internal errors on the kindle which is why I have the plugin emit PDOC instead.

It may be the best solution in the end, but I need to do further testing.
Ugh! Why does Amazon have to go around fudging things up.
Here's hoping you can figure something out.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:21 PM   #138
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Perhaps this is what's going wrong for me. A week or two ago, if I downloaded a personal doc book from Amazon to my Voyage, then in Calibre, copied it to the library, deleted it from the device, changed the metadata (including the cover) and sent it back to the device, the cover would show up (as well as any changed metadata) and syncing with other devices (so highlights, etc. show up) worked. I tried it with another book today and it doesn't work. It's an AZW3 file (the file that Amazon sent to my kindle, which I copied to my library then sent back to the kindle) and sending it to the kindle from Calibre doesn't show the cover. Any fixes? I liked having notes and highlights sync, but also like having the covers.
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I tried it with another book today and it doesn't work. It's an AZW3 file (the file that Amazon sent to my kindle, which I copied to my library then sent back to the kindle) and sending it to the kindle from Calibre doesn't show the cover. Any fixes?
Here are some possible workarounds:

Convert your books to CDETYPE=EBOK before sideloading. This will allow covers to be used. The downside is loss of syncing between devices.

Go back to older firmware on your Kindle (prior to version 5.8.5) and then block it from receiving future firmware updates. There are instructions for doing this as part of jail breaking in the Kindle Developer's Corner forum. Downsides are the potential to screw up your device and missing out on new features and bug fixes.

Send your books to Amazon in the old MOBI format, instead of the newer MOBI+KF8 format. This should restore covers. The downsize is missing out on the richer book formatting available in KF8 (AZW3) format.

Perhaps someone else has a better solution.
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about changing the PDOC tag to EBOK

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Hey,quires.First,Forgive my poor English....

I found that when you download the document from amazon's personal document service,and then use something like mobi2mobi.exe change the PDOC tag to EBOK, ExtractCoverThumbs work again. Can you update the program to make it use mobi2mobi edit exthtype 501 before generate thumbnail?Is it possible?

PS: My kindle's firmware version is 5.8.7.0.1

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