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Calibre converting books

Post by SwampQueen » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:31 am

Hello,

I'm struggling with a few books that calibre is making too dark to read when converter to mobi. I wondered if anyone knew what I am (indubitably) doing wrong?

Thank you so much

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by sniksnak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:03 pm

What are you trying to convert from? epub, azw, azw3, pdf?
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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by SwampQueen » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:12 pm

I’m converting from ePub to mobi.

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by sniksnak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:23 pm

Do you know if the books are actually retail and not conversions from pdf?
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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by sniksnak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:25 pm

Give me the names and authors of the books and let me see if I have them in my Calibre library. If I do, I'll post the mobi files here for you. :)
I'm a bibliophile, ailurophile, cynophilist, and tadophile from the Deep South, USA.
“O, there is lovely to feel a book, a good book, firm in the hand, for its fatness holds rich promise, and you are hot inside to think of good hours to come.” ~ Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by SwampQueen » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:39 pm

They are
Murder games by James Patterson
The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald.

Thank you so much I didn’t mean to be a pain given all the hard work you do!

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by cheapo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:42 pm

Sometimes that can happen if you don't have the output profile set correctly. Converting to be optimal on one screen type , and then trying to read on another can be problematic, especially when setting for a color screen and then trying to read on a black and white screen. When you try to convert, make sure that you set the output profile to the closest device to the one that you will be using (via the "Page Setup" tab on the left of the first screen). Let me know if that fixes the problem. Good Luck!

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by sniksnak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:49 pm

Murder Games - James Patterson & Howard Roughan.mobi

Cry, The - Helen Fitzgerald.mobi

No problem. I have them in both formats. All I had to do was upload to zippy and post here. Enjoy! :)
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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by cheapo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:50 pm

Some Test Files:

Murder Games original epub:

https://www105.zippyshare.com/v/YAG6kLt6/file.html

epub converted to Mobi using Calibre with Kindle Paperwhite 3 output profile:

https://www105.zippyshare.com/v/Q4gbTf6L/file.html

See if the mobi works on your device, then try to convert the epub yourself to see what happens...

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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by sniksnak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:52 pm

Great tips. Thanks, Che. :)
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Re: Calibre converting books

Post by SwampQueen » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:02 pm

Thank you SnikSnak for your kindness and thank you so much cheapo for the tips. I will look into this now.

Really so very appreciated.

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