For the small subset of people in the world who experience the “left margin issue” above when converting from EPUB format to MOBI format, here is a solution that works for me:
- Install Calibre and Sigil.
- Import your EPUB into Calibre.
- Convert the EPUB to EPUB. This normalizes the CSS stylesheet for the book. Under “Page Setup” set the left margin to 0.
- Open the new EPUB in Sigil.
- Open Stylesheet.css (or stylesheet1.css) (located under the “Styles” folder in the Book Browser on the left.
- Do a search for anything that says “margin-left” (or “margin-right”).
- If the value is anything other than “0”, change it to 0. E.g. “5pt” –> “0pt” or “1em” –> “0em” You will find multiple instances of this within the stylesheet.
- Save the EPUB and exit Sigil.
- Open Calibre and convert the EPUB to MOBI. Under “Page Setup” set the left margin to 0.
That should do it. It’s cumbersome, yes, but it gets the job done.
Based off of a post in MobileRead.com
I’m already an Amazon fanboy, but now this Firefox extension takes my fanboy-ism to epically lazy proportions!
One of my photos was used for the cover of a book that will be released in the Fall: The Day The Dancers Stayed – Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora.
Okay, the shameless plug is over.
Amazon just released their aptly named “Kindle for iPhone” app (iTunes link) for the… uh… iPhone. It’s free, and it syncs books and bookmarks between your iPhone and your Kindle (if you have one).
I’m pretty excited about building up a library of reference books, though. I took some screenshots of me grabbing a sample:
I’m using the smallest font setting for the screenshot above. You can adjust font size and bookmark and all that jazz. Pretty nifty!
UPDATE: There’s no search functionality in this app. Boo!