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Old 10-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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File Size Increases when converting to epub

Hi,

When I convert a mobi/azw file to epub, I have noticed that the final epub file size is always a lot larger than the original mobi/azw. Normally, the original file is less than 500kb, but the converted epub comes to over 2000kb.

I do add the metadata as a separate page into the epub and was wondering if that is what is causing the file increase? Or do I need to change something in my conversion settings?

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Tks!

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Old 10-11-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Most of that will come from the larger cover that will be from your calibre library as opposed to the smaller cover in the original mobi.
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Thank You so much!

So I need to reduce the size of the cover image in the calibre library. Will go now and try to figure it out... thanks again!
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P.S. Just figured out it wasn't the cover but that I had somehow embedded the Arial Font Family in the conversion settings. Once I cleared them, the file size reduced quite dramatically.
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