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Old 09-11-2018, 01:45 AM   #1
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I did try to search for this, the best I got was references to cover problems but not a fix for this one. That said I'm sure this is a common and easy one.

Anyway, I have a number of books, native epubs, where the book cover looks fine and big in Calibre, but when I add it to my Kobo it ends up small. It doesn't even seem like an aspect ratio thing because I end up with tons of empty space to the right and below. Example, I'm looking at the Sleep page right now and the cover for my current book takes up a little more than 1/4th of the available space. Conversly I have the same entry up in calibre and the book image is bigger on my screen than the Kobo itself. What can I do, what am I doing wrong, etc. Thank you for your time!
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:18 AM   #2
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Maybe is an image/screen size ratio case.
What is the program you use?
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:27 AM   #3
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I'm only using the Calibre I mentioned, should I be using extra stuff?
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:34 AM   #4
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Have a look at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...09#post3736209. My post there should have the solution.
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I just want to know if you are using Kobo's Nickel, KOReader, Plato, CoolReader or another program to read epubs.
Anyway, for reference, this is the code I usually use:
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<body>

  <div style="page-break-before:always; page-break-after:always; page-break-inside:avoid">

    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" version="1.1" width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 131 198" preserveAspectRatio="xMidYMid meet">
      <image width="131" height="198" xlink:href="images/cover.jpg"/>
    </svg>

  </div>

</body>

as davidfor says you can easily do with Calibre's E-Book Editor or with Sigil if you prefer.
Good luck.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:13 PM   #6
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Glad to see I wasn't the only one to encounter this problem.

In general, an epub-to-epub conversion in calibre heals a multitude of problems.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:53 PM   #7
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I'm just running stock and generally want to keep it that way. I just want to read my books and have them look proper. Thank you davidfor/Calenorn, I'll give this a go.
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