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Old 07-24-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Cover icon in Kindle library

This refers to my personal local use, not books from Amazon.

ePubs saved in Sigil and then exported as mobi files from KP3 have a dark gray generic icon in my kindle library.

But if the ePub was exported from InDesign, the icon is the cover of the book.

Is there some settings I can make in Sigil to set the cover as the book's icon?

Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:52 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the whole conversion to kindle aspect, but just need to make sure that you have identified the image and the html page as your cover. Just right-click on the image and html file in the file browser and select it as the cover or add semantics and select cover for the html file.

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Thanks. Yes. I've done all that, and the cover is there when I open the book. It's just not the icon for the book in the library. Like I said, if I attach the cover during the InDesign export it is used as the icon, but not when I attach the cover in Sigil. Thanks again.
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Please post a copy of your Sigil content.opf here (open it in Sigil and copy the text to the clipboard) and we can verify if the proper cover-image metadata and cover guide items (semantics) are present and if not explain how to add them using Sigil
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Doesn't this occur because Kindle doesn't show thumbnails for Sideloaded books? I definitely remember this bring brought up over the past few years:

Thumbnails On Kindle Paperwhite

.mobi-Books don't show Cover-Thumbnail when sent to personal documents service

Book cover display problem

I think if you use Calibre to push the book onto your device, Calibre has a very specific way of adding it to the Kindle so it treats it as a "Book" instead of a "Personal Document". This should allow you to see the covers just as if you bought the MOBI/KF8 from Amazon.

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