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divorcedoctor

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Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 4:51 AM
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Bigtoad,

we have been noting strange happenings of late where the zip-zip obtained azw file is different from the published book, ie Amazon is playing with one version of KindleGen for publish and another for zip-zip.

I just uploaded a most important book, triple checked for proper indent in azw but after publishing there are no indents.

do you have any inside info on this - it is just a lottery where all you can do is keep uploading until the right format returns.

we never had any such problems before the FireApple.
jtbigtoad

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 6:22 AM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
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As best I can tell, the reason is that the "Personal Document Service", AKA the Zip/Zip service still uses the MOBI 7 standard that the Kindle Bookshelf Conversion used to put out!

The new standard is the MOBI 8 or KF8 that is designed to take advantage of the newer abilities of the Kindle FIRE Etc.

I THINK that the Calibre Conversion is a MOBI 7 still and is stable when presented to the Kindle gen conversion in the KDP Bookshelf.

I always liked the Calibre conversion because it yielded a "Realistic "Kindle book complete with cover, author, publisher etc

The MOBI version could be displayed on the Kindle for PC very simply and it could be sent to the @Kindle.Com Personal document service and would return an identical Kindle Book sans the DRM Encryption that could be sent to friends Family and Reviewers!

Many of the old stand-by methods of eBook creation are no longer 100% valid due to the changes

I really don't know how to approach the delima

JT

;)
trenchgold

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:34 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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JT, I have used your extensive post about the conversion process three times with great results. I have a book in the editing process now and will be ready to upload in a month. Will your method still produce the same results in your opinion? Will Calibre update to handle any Amazon changes?

You've saved me three times. I'm counting on you smart folks to keep me looking good ;)
jtbigtoad

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 9:19 AM   in response to: trenchgold in response to: trenchgold
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I have put my "formula" books on the Downloadable previewer

The one that emulates the Kindle Fire etc and have had 100% success there

I havent published a book since the middle of february

The stuff hit the fan about mid March or april (I think)

I stick to Font size 12 for standard text (Times new Roman) and everything seems OK

(I use Font 24 for headings etc) and no problems there

I do not Auto toc

I Hand build as described in the big post

(I will be publishing soon I hope! and we will have to see.

JT

;)
divorcedoctor

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 3:53 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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published a new book last night for Mike Jackson and same problem, ie LI, zipzip, Preview ALL have Kindle "indent of the month" ie the one you get when you have NO indent at all in your files as per Amazon Guide, BUT the free sample has no indent at all.

I am seriously considering suspending my format services until Amazon gets this FireApple sorted out and we can get back to Kindle Books
jtbigtoad

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 4:05 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
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What does the downloadable sample look like?

I Know the Look Inside dances to a different fiddle sometimes!

JT

;)
divorcedoctor

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Re: Dear Mr Toad
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:58 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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What does the downloadable sample look like?

I Know the Look Inside dances to a different fiddle
sometimes!

JT

;)


as I say, no indent at all or para spaces

but see other thread where Amazon has come clean and admitted the old rules are ..... well, old or defunctus
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