(ASIN) - Kindle App version 3 Breaks Sync

Bug #1008520 reported by Chris on 2012-06-04
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Bug Description

With the update to the Kindle Ipad App 3.0.1 - sync to furthest read does not work anymore with sideloaded books on Ipad (ios 5.1.1).

In order to fix - the ASIN must now be set to match the ASIN from the Amazon Website.

As an example.

For Portait of A Spy by Daniel Silva.

Conversion to mobi using Calibre Version 0.8.54 (after updating metadata from Amazon) sets ASIN to b68c7e2d-745c-4fc4-ae7f-b0e0f8e696eb

This will not sync properly after being sideloading.

From here:

The ASIN is B004CRMN3Y. After manually opening the mobi file in MobiMetaEditor and changing the ASIN to B004CRMN3Y - sideload and sync now works.

This is cumbersome for a bunch of books.

Related thread about this issue:

Chris (thermois) on 2012-06-04
description: updated
description: updated

This is not going to happen in calibre. Amazon wants to force you to use their
personal documents service, for all your documents. They are gradually moving
to where all the add-on features like syncing and social will work only with
books you send through their personal document service.
I do not have the time/energy/interest in maintaining and supporting
hacks to get around that.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
Chris (thermois) wrote :

I understand - thank you for all your work on this great program.

Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

You might be interested in this calibre plugin, which checks for and
automatically sets EXTH metadata in MOBI files:

Chris (thermois) wrote :

Excellent - thanks!

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