Mobipocket Creator and Internet Explorer 8

The easiest way to upload your book to Amazon is to just upload the Word .doc file itself. But I’ve had problems getting a Table of Contents to work properly (even when the TOC works great in Word). So, I started using the old Mobipocket Creator software (which hasn’t been updated since 2008).

This, by the way, only works on a PC. I do most of my writing on my MacBook Air, but I do all my graphic design and putting things together on my PC. Also, Mobipocket requires Internet Explorer–I found out this is important.

So, the other day, I was blissfully trying to crank out a new ebook with linked TOCs. Mobipocket gave a nasty error. I tried again. Same error. I rebooted. Same error. I uninstalled and reinstalled. Same error.

Finally, after searching boards, I discovered this old software won’t work with the newest version of Internet Explorer. I had updated IE just last week.

After undoing the IE update, Mobipocket works just fine.

About cjmartinbook

Author of the Tanaka thrillers.

Posted on June 2, 2011, in On Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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