Send to Kindle gets wrong title

Bug #1994136 reported by Daniel Antolini
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Bug Description

With the new changes to Send to Kindle, the filename for the attachment is used as the book title, rather than the tile in the metadata. Currently, Calibre sets the filename prefix to be "<Title> - <Author>" which means the book's title on the device incorrectly includes the author.

Digging through git history, it doesn't look like this particular filename format was chosen for any obvious reason, so I've just modified the prefix to remove the author.

Calibre version: 6.7.1
OS: Windows 10 Home 21H1

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Daniel Antolini (daniel-antolini) wrote :
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

It was chosen for a particular reason, the reason being it is nice to
have both title and author's name available in the filename. If you want
to work around Amazon's latest attempt to sabotage sideloading, you will
need to specialize the filename when sending to and email addresses. You can probably do that in the send_by_mail
method by examining the to address.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Won't Fix → Fix Released
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