How to list own books under "Show Covers"?



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    koohii
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    Default How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    Hi everyone, I just got my nook today so I've been trying to use calibre to convert some PDF files and .lit files I have into EPUB. I've assigned them covers and filled in meta data. Calibre converted them and saved an epub that I've placed in various places on the nook storage. But they only show up under "View My Documents" and not under the "Show Covers" options. I just downloaded calibre today. So I guess I don't know if i'm using it incorrectly or if I'm placing the media in the wrong location on the nook. Or if the nook only supports the cover view with officially B&N purchased content (this would make me sad).

    Any thoughts? Has anyone else been able to make this work?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    According to the user manual side loaded content will not show up in the cover flow view. Only content purchased and downloaded from B&N will show up.

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    Michael
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    koohii
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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    Thanks Klaatu.

    I guess I should settle down with the manual. I was so excited to get my other content on there that I have not read it yet.

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    nemix
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    Ug, that makes me seriously sad.

    I have a large collection of ebooks i have covers and metadata for....

    This needs to be a feature added ASAP by B&N.

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    DNEnks
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    I also have my Nook now for 2 days and experienced the same thing.
    The strange thing is that the cover image's are stored onto the Nook. So indeed why not make them visible as well.

    OR should we copy ourselves all ePUB files from the folder My Documents to the B&N ?

    The big advantage of the "cover flow" is gone otherwise in this way.
    Really pitty.

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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    I was bummed about this too but oh well. It just makes it more desireable to purchase ebooks only through B&N (hmmmmm sounds a lot like amazon...LOL!). But the covers do show up when I click on my ebook. Maybe in the future this would be an easy fix and something B&N might do if they get enough negative feedback about it!
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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DNEnks
    OR should we copy ourselves all ePUB files from the folder My Documents to the B&N ?
    Unfortunately, if you do this, the manual says the non-B&N content will be deleted.

    Regards,
    Michael
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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    I copied some of my ePUB files to the B&N Downloads folders and they were not deleted. The covers didn't show up either, but they were not deleted.

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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    I think non-B&N ebooks get deleted when Nook is restarted.

    Did the ebooks show up in the list at all, or were they not visible there either?

    Regards,
    Michael
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    CURRENTLY READING: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

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    Oliver
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    Default Re: How to list own books under "Show Covers"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu
    Did the ebooks show up in the list at all, or were they not visible there either?
    They were listed under My Documents with all the rest.

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