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Old 05-17-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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Is there any downside to making REALLY short epubs?

I was whipping out some novel-length epubs for advanced readers and I noticed for the .epub to be converted to a .mobi in Kindlegen I had to put meta data in the epub. What I want to do now is make flash fiction epubs (less than 1000 words) in Sigil. Are there any downsides to doing this? Any quirks (like the meta data need for Kindlegen conversion) for doing it? (Ultimately I want to have an .odt, .docx, .epub and .mobi I can send out to people.) Thanks.

And btw Sigil is THE MOST RELIABLE software for doing this stuff. You guys are awesome!
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:43 AM   #2
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No, not really. Some metadata is mandatory for the ePUB. I do not know which metadata would be required by Kindlegen.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:38 AM   #3
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No, not really. Some metadata is mandatory for the ePUB. I do not know which metadata would be required by Kindlegen.
@Toxaris: KindleGen uses the same metadata as "regular epubs." (Amazon KDP will automatically add some addional Kindle-specific metadata during the conversion process.)

@Gregg Bell: Some time ago, Amazon introduced so-called Amazon Singles. This format might be suitable for your flash fiction or shorter ebooks.
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No, not really. Some metadata is mandatory for the ePUB. I do not know which metadata would be required by Kindlegen.
Thanks Toxaris. Appreciate it.
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@Gregg Bell: Some time ago, Amazon introduced so-called Amazon Singles. This format might be suitable for your flash fiction or shorter ebooks.
Thanks Doitsu. I bookmarked that site.
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@Toxaris: (Amazon KDP will automatically add some addional Kindle-specific metadata during the conversion process.)
I apologize for hijacking the thread, but I'd love to know what those Kindle-specific items might be!
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I apologize for hijacking the thread, but I'd love to know what those Kindle-specific items might be!
Amazon will write several book-specific metadata entries to the MOBI/EXTH headers of MOBI7/AZW3 books, most of which are irrelevant to KDP authors. Some of these entries are used to enforce certain restrictions, which can be removed by editing/deleting specific EXTH entries:

Here are some examples:
  • Changing the EXTH 404 value to 0 will enable TTS for books.
  • Changing the EXTH 401 value to 100 will remove clipping limits.
  • Adding (fake) ASIN numbers to EXTH 113 and EXTH 504 and changing the EXTH 501 value to EBOK, will force eInk readers to display non-Amazon books like Amazon books. It'll also enable the built-in vocabulary app for these books. (These values can be automatically set by Calibre.)
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Fascinating, thank you. And yes, they are pretty much irrelevant for me, though I do remember hitting a rather rigid clipping restriction in a book that I wished at the time I could have removed!
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