Exporting eBook formatting advice

Hi all,

I’m trying to export a .mobi file from Scrivener. Are there any downsides to using Scrivener to produce it? Because, as I understand it, Scrivener just calls Kindlegen anyway, which is the bombproof way of doing it, right…?

Also, simple formatting in Scrivener isn’t preserved in the .mobi file. How can I ensure that carriage returns, centring, italics and bolding aren’t just ignored in the production of the .mobi file?