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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] ePub to MOBI conversion

I take my finished epub, extract the OEBPS with all the epub contents, and run a Perl script filled with regex on the files (to change the standard epub, tagging to fit Amazon's non-standard requirements). Then I drag the content.opf into the Kindle Previewer window. There are a lot of changes to make (such as removing p tags from within li or p tags within blockquotes). I also maintain a separate mobi CSS stylesheet. It's a giant pain, but for our books the standard epub to mobi conversion provided out of the box by Kindlegen is too messy, and Calibre scares me a bit. 

I'm thinking about starting a customization of the docbook epub transform that outputs the tags in a way that works better with kindlegen. One of these days...

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard L Hamilton [mailto:dick@rlhamilton.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:36 AM
To: DocBook Apps
Subject: [docbook-apps] ePub to MOBI conversion

At different times I've used kindlegen and calibre for ePub to MOBI conversion, with varying results, but I've never been 100% happy with the result from either.

Does anyone on the list have any suggestions as to which of these (or which alternative) is the best choice for conversion when the ePub was generated using the DocBook stylesheets?

Dick Hamilton
XML Press
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