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Kindle fire HD book covers not showing in carousel.

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Initial post: 6 Nov 2013, 22:57:50 GMT
Meri~ says:
Hello everyone.
I'm having a problerm with my ebooks covers.

I use calibre to manage them, but some of the covers won't show up in the carousel, even though they show up just fine on the book shelf and in calibre.
I tried clearing the data and changing the preference in Calibre as explained in other discussion, but I still have the problem.
I tried donwloading new covers for the books from calibre or even doing it manually (downloading the image from google and loading it), bu the problem is still there.
What is it that I'm doing wrong?
And why will it happen only with some books? :(

(Or sometimes, even when the cover will show on calibre it won't show on the book shelf, but I resolved the problem by getting a new cover and updating)

Posted on 6 Nov 2013, 23:24:57 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
If you can read the books why worry.

From time to time I find a lot of covers can change from originals to blank square but then they go ok again.

You could plug it into a USB socket on a PC or laptop for a while. Can't do any harm, sometimes it can remind a Kindle what it is supposed to do.

If its really bugging you could try a 20 second reset then if that doesn't work you could contact Customer Services and ask for a telephone contact. They might have another suggestion - perhaps if it is less than a year old you could sweetly push them a bit for a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2013, 20:30:25 GMT
did you fix this? I've got the same issue with my new HDX

Posted on 14 Nov 2013, 21:35:03 GMT
Meri~ says:
Nope, and can't understand why.
I'm beginning to regret buying a kindle. There's so many issues...
No youtube app, no instagram, ebooks doing whatever theywant...

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2013, 07:44:12 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Have you tried de-registering and re-registering?

Posted on 6 Jan 2014, 00:58:17 GMT
gabeg says:
hey meri, you should make sure the cover image you use in calibre is large (like 300x500 or more) and that it's jpg format. also if you want you and instagram you can google "youtube apk download" or "instagram apk download" and install them like that. the apk file is like the exe file in Windows, it lets you install the program. you have to make sure "allow third part software..." is enabled in your device settings though

Posted on 12 Feb 2014, 18:49:01 GMT
carousel missing

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Feb 2014, 19:01:59 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Victor, "carousel missing" doesn't tell us very much. What device are you using? Is it a Fire or an app on another tablet?

Posted on 26 Sep 2014, 23:15:11 BST
Vionna Lo says:
I have the same issue. I even tied with a 1181x1800 file. Still no luck.
Even if you install youtube with the apk, it still won't work properly.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2014, 23:42:34 BST
Last edited by the author on 26 Sep 2014, 23:42:42 BST
What issue? Future funding of the NHS?

Posted on 8 Oct 2014, 14:15:16 BST
Josh S. says:
I believe by "carousel" he means the home screen. I'm having the same issue, the book covers show up fine in the book library and in calibre, but don't show on the home screen.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2014, 16:49:00 BST
Denis Powell says:
Vionna makes no mention of the word "Carousel" and saying "Even if you install youtube with the apk, it still won't work properly" confuses me as I have no idea what that has to do with ebook covers.

Posted on 9 Oct 2014, 17:22:52 BST
Josh S. says:
I was referring to the OP, not Vionna. And I am equally as confused as to why she brought up the YouTube APK

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2014, 17:48:47 BST
Denis Powell says:
Oh I see. The original post is nearly a year old so I didn't think you were referring to that. It's best to use the "Reply to this post" option or it sometimes becomes difficult to know who you're responding to.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2015, 20:44:04 BST
celinego says:
What I've down before when adding a new cover or changing the existing cover is add the new cover via Edit metadata by browsing for the image of the cover which I've already stored (or even by downloading the cover within calibre). Once done I then convert the book again - even if from and to the same format - because then it includes the cover in the conversion. Once converted, it overwrites/replaces the existing file within the Calibre library. So, add the book to your library again and when it does, delete the old one and you'll have the new one showing the cover. Has worked for me.

Posted on 8 Sep 2015, 21:20:58 BST
Kelp Bed says:
Hey. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up on this one......:)
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