Why go through all that again. Just edit the epub.
Wow, that would save me a LOT of time and head-banging! How do I edit an epub? I don't have the files she generated, just the .epub and the .mobi., nor do I know what program she used to create the files (I'm assuming InDesign, but who knows.) It was a company that did it. I haven't asked for the files because I assume she considers them hers (since she did all the work on them).
I found a video that showed how to do what I was intending ... you can either use text anchors or cross references. The first text anchor I made worked perfectly. Made a few more (and tested the export) and they didn't work. Okay ... so I made cross references. Still don't work. I am so frustrated!!
Little-known fact: epub files are actually zipfiles. Rename the file extension to .zip, and then you can open up its guts and see that it's basically HTML and CSS inside. Even if you know nothing of HTML, you can at least find the file that has the typos and make the changes to the text inside.
They're .xhtml files. It would be monumental to edit those ... there have been several edits since I had those files created.
So ... why don't my links work in the epub? When I click "go to the destination" in the toc in InDesign, it goes to the correct place, but they don't work afte exporting. What could I possibly be doing wrong?