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Old 05-19-2020, 12:25 PM   #61
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Multiple options work e.g.

1. Don't think ,just leave it all to calibre Or
2. Do think, create a root level folder e.g. my books. Don't use subfolders
3.another option is to install calibre companion and let that get books from calibre to you, wirelessly

Experiment
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:25 PM   #62
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1- No, the app has its own preferences. You simply tell it onboard or SD card.

2- You can optionally install a File manager on the tablet. So you can manage files outside of apps, like PCs or Macs. If it's not something you're used to, just let Calibre or Calobre Companion do it for you.

3- Everthing the apps does is by an app (preinstalled, like Kindle), downloaded from Amazon (Like the Overdrive ebook app), or sideloaded (like fbReader or other epub app).
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:31 PM   #63
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Thanks. If I sideload my Calibre DRM-free .AZW3 files, do I need to install a specific reading app, or will the Kindle app readily recognize that file format?
One thing to be aware of with Fire tablets is that there are two Kindle reading apps: Books (for Amazon purchases) and Docs (for personal documents). Your sideloaded book will show up in either one or the other depending on its metadata.
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One thing to be aware of with Fire tablets is that there are two Kindle reading apps: Books (for Amazon purchases) and Docs (for personal documents). Your sideloaded book will show up in either one or the other depending on its metadata.
......And depending on how you sideload it, the state of the moon and other sundry factors.


Azw via calibre companion has always worked for me. But Amazon fire OS works in mysterious ways

I have seen various complaints about sideloads disappearing... Not sure if the fire tablet gets more complaints than other makes though.

Fire also supports the send to kindle email route, not for azw though. That will create a document, not a book and there are several setup steps needex
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One thing to be aware of with Fire tablets is that there are two Kindle reading apps: Books (for Amazon purchases) and Docs (for personal documents). Your sideloaded book will show up in either one or the other depending on its metadata.
Thanks. To show up in the Books app, what do I need to have in the metadata?
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......And depending on how you sideload it, the state of the moon and other sundry factors.


Azw via calibre companion has always worked for me. But Amazon fire OS works in mysterious ways

I have seen various complaints about sideloads disappearing... Not sure if the fire tablet gets more complaints than other makes though.

Fire also supports the send to kindle email route, not for azw though. That will create a document, not a book and there are several setup steps needex
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Thanks. To show up in the Books app, what do I need to have in the metadata?
The metadata field CDETYPE should be set to EBOK. This should be the default for MOBI and AZW3 files created using calibre unless you have selected the "Enable sharing of book content..." conversion option. If you are using Kindle Previewer or kindlegen then you need other software to apply this metadata.
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Thanks. To show up in the Books app, what do I need to have in the metadata?
I don't think that's relevant, unless calibre is handling it all for me.

starting with epub and converting...

i send .azw via calibre companion and get books.
i send .mobi via send to kindle and get documents.
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The metadata field CDETYPE should be set to EBOK. This should be the default for MOBI and AZW3 files created using calibre unless you have selected the "Enable sharing of book content..." conversion option. If you are using Kindle Previewer or kindlegen then you need other software to apply this metadata.
OK, thanks. I'm drawing a total blank where in Calibre preferences I access this information. Any chance you can point me in the right direction?
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I'm drawing a total blank where in Calibre preferences I access this information.
For the "Enable sharing of book content..." conversion option look in the "AZW3 output" or "MOBI output" tab when converting a book. It should be unchecked in this case.
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The trade in discount finally showed up, so I ordered the tablet. Oddly, perhaps because I selected monthly payments, it didn't use the $10 gift card that was also from the trade in.

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Wonder if older Fire tablets will get Fire OS 7 (My 2018 Fire is still on Fire OS 5.x - Android 5.1.1). Was there a Fire OS 6?

That said, I’m not sure it would make any difference - except maybe in terms of the apps available to run on it from Amazon AppStore.
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