amalthia: (Angel Illyria)
Amalthia ([personal profile] amalthia) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2017-07-10 08:06 pm
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Calibre and Kindle for PC or Mac

Copying and pasting from [personal profile] arduinna

"I somehow missed that this was happening a few months back, so maybe other people did, too.

My Kindle for PC updated itself silently to version 1.19, which is compatible with Amazon's latest formatting. This is great for being able to use the new formatting! This is not so great if you use Calibre to manage your library. Calibre can't read or even recognize the new format, so can't import your books.

If you use Calibre, the easiest thing to do is to uninstall Kindle 1.19 and reinstall the older version, 1.17, and make sure that the "automatically update" box is unchecked.

The Mobileread forum has a thread on how to do this, including direct links to safe downloads of v 1.17 on Amazon. It also has instructions for other methods, if you don't want to downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac."
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[personal profile] madfilkentist 2017-07-11 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
That's what happens when you get your e-books in proprietary formats. I don't touch Kindle.
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[personal profile] madfilkentist 2017-07-12 10:19 am (UTC)(link)
Mostly I still prefer paper. I read ebooks when they're available as Epub or PDF.

You don't buy books from Amazon. You only license them while they're willing to support them. People never accepted that with music. I don't understand why they're willing to tolerate it with books. If I can't get a book in an open format, I'm not interested.
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[personal profile] grey853 2017-07-11 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the info. I have a Kindle, but I don't download directly to it or use Calibre. I side load everything to avoid dealing with it.
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[personal profile] arduinna 2017-07-11 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for copying this over, [personal profile] amalthia! Here's a direct link to the Mobileread forum thread if folks need it:
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[personal profile] dhampyresa 2017-07-11 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the headsup