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whansteen

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Author "Unknown"
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 5:41 PM
 
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I have created a mobi file by uploading an html file to my bookshelf on the KDP site. When I view the file on an iPad with the Kindle app in landscape view, I get "unknown" where the author should be in the running head at the top of each page. Where do I enter the author information? I already added it in the book details section of the KDP site. Can I add author information to the html file itself? Thanks!
jtbigtoad

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Re: Author "Unknown"
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 6:33 PM   in response to: whansteen in response to: whansteen
 
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The Author name is not added to the MOBI file that is downloaded for preview purposes.

This comes with the publishing !

You can add the metadata fields with Calibre, but why bother it will be stripped out and replaced by the information you placed on the Edit book details page by the kindle publishing process

JT

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whansteen

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Re: Author "Unknown"
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 9:44 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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OK, great. When I publish the book, then the author name will be added to the MOBI file, right?
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Posted: Jun 21, 2012 3:13 PM   in response to: whansteen in response to: whansteen
 
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Well actually your MOBI file will become an AZW file.

PO TA TOE/ PAH TAT O

:)

But yes the author name you put in the Contributors section will be placed on the book.

Be sure to spell it right!

No Joke there was someone in a panic that they had listed their name spelled wrong!

Did you know that this is the #1 reason for a rejection for non-publishing?

JT

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