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Westfire

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So I am ready to finally take the plunge into eBooks with this tablet. I found that Google's bookstore is a lot cheaper than HTC's partnership with Kobo however I feel HTCs Reader is pretty slick and has Scribe integration. So, I have purchased a book through Google and then downloaded the epub file which imported into HTC's Reader app. Maybe I am too picky here but the cover graphic is way off to the point that you can't tell what book it is by the cover art. Does anybody know of anyway to alter it? I can't seem to find the thumbnails.
 

zhuozhi211

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I had the same problem but figured out how by going through repeatedly painful trial and error.

Below is what 'I THINK', well at least it works for me.

Import ebub and check cover page
1) You can import your own epub ebooks, by transferring the ebooks to your internal storage folder "Digital Editions" - create one if it is not there.
2) Once transferred, you either need to restart your Flyer, or run your File Explorer (I am using ES) and go to \Digital Editions\ create a dummy file and remove it right after that => this will trigger the Reader to rescan and import the new entries.
3) For the self-imported ebooks, I THINK the Reader captures the first page of the ebook as the cover thumbnail. Make sure the first page has the cover image, and the image stretches the full page in the reader (full page NOT full screen, i.e. you will still see the page layout, just make sure within the page the image does not have spaces).
4) Depend of the epub source, the cover image may not be stretched to full page. If that's the case, you need to edit the epub.

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Edit the epub
1) epub is zipped html. In your pc, rename the .epub to .zip, and extract it using winzip and etc.
2) Find the cover page html, open it with Notepad.
3) It could be that the cover page is not the right size, or that the image is not make full page, or that there is text/ space/ line on the cover page.
4) If it is the problem with the image size, the easiest way is to stretch the image - <img src="your_cover.jpg" style="height:100%; width:100%; text-align:center;"/>
5) If there is extra text/ space/ line on the cover page, remove them.
6) Once done, zip everything back , and rename the .zip to .epub.
7) Transfer back to \Digital Editions\.
8) Clear Reader cache
9) Trigger Reader import books.
 
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zhuozhi211

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To trigger the Reader to rescan/ import from the "\Digital Editions\" directory, you either need to 1) restart your Flyer, OR 2) make some changes to the directory --> run your File Explorer (I am using ES) and go to \Digital Editions\ create a dummy file and remove it right after that.
 

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    I had the same problem but figured out how by going through repeatedly painful trial and error.

    Below is what 'I THINK', well at least it works for me.

    Import ebub and check cover page
    1) You can import your own epub ebooks, by transferring the ebooks to your internal storage folder "Digital Editions" - create one if it is not there.
    2) Once transferred, you either need to restart your Flyer, or run your File Explorer (I am using ES) and go to \Digital Editions\ create a dummy file and remove it right after that => this will trigger the Reader to rescan and import the new entries.
    3) For the self-imported ebooks, I THINK the Reader captures the first page of the ebook as the cover thumbnail. Make sure the first page has the cover image, and the image stretches the full page in the reader (full page NOT full screen, i.e. you will still see the page layout, just make sure within the page the image does not have spaces).
    4) Depend of the epub source, the cover image may not be stretched to full page. If that's the case, you need to edit the epub.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Edit the epub
    1) epub is zipped html. In your pc, rename the .epub to .zip, and extract it using winzip and etc.
    2) Find the cover page html, open it with Notepad.
    3) It could be that the cover page is not the right size, or that the image is not make full page, or that there is text/ space/ line on the cover page.
    4) If it is the problem with the image size, the easiest way is to stretch the image - <img src="your_cover.jpg" style="height:100%; width:100%; text-align:center;"/>
    5) If there is extra text/ space/ line on the cover page, remove them.
    6) Once done, zip everything back , and rename the .zip to .epub.
    7) Transfer back to \Digital Editions\.
    8) Clear Reader cache
    9) Trigger Reader import books.
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