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Kindle Import is an App for the HP TouchPad that will faciliate sideloading books into the Kindle application. This application can be used in conjuction with Calibre ( and/or the mobi metadata and cover image extraction tool developed by m0ngr31 which can be downloaded from

Kindle Import will import mobi files from the /media/internal/.palmkindle directory and cover images from the /media/internal/.palmkindle/coverCache directory. The book file name must be in one of the formats:


e.g. Way of Shadows, The - Brent Weeks - AABBCCCDDEE -

If you do not provide an ASIN number a number will be generated.  If you do not provide the TOTAL_LOCATIONS a default of 15000 will be used. The default values for ASIN and TOTAL_LOCATIONS will work fine, however, if the default 15000 TOTAL_LOCATIONS is used your progress bar in the Kindle Application will not accurately represent your progress in the book (in our example you might be on the last page of the book but your progress bar might only show 30%).

As mentioned above if you are not in the mood to rename all of your books you can make use of Calibre and/or m0ngr31s script. Calibre allows you to convert books from just about any format to mobi. Using the default settings calibre will convert the books to a compatible naming convention. Calibre also includes a "Send to Device" feature and recognizes the TouchPad as a device. You must have the TouchPad in USB Drive mode in order for Calibre to detect it.

Calibre 0.8.20 now supports cover exporting for WebOS!  If you have already imported your books after sending your books to your device from Calibre in Kindle Import you will need to use the "Delete All Imported Books from Kindle" button followed by "Load Books" and finally "Import Books" to pick up the new covers.  You will lose your book progress if you do this. 

The Windows script written by m0ngre31 will extract cover images, ASIN number, and total locations from mobi files. You can then copy the files over to the TouchPad over USB to the appropriate directories (see the Kindle Import application thread on the precentral homebrew forum for details).

Read the Help option from the application menu for detailed usage instructions.

Installation Note

* If you get an error when loading and/or importing books after the installation reboot the TouchPad.


If you find this app to be useful and would like to contribute visit the official Kindle Import app page in the precentral homebrew forum.


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Category: Books

Updated: October 11, 2011

Version: 1.3.2

Size: 391k

License: MIT License Open Source

Type: Application

Feed: PreCentral