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mjmutuma
02-07-2012, 05:19 PM
Hi guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before but I'm really struggling with getting this epub ready for Lulu. I've spent the last few days going through the forums and managed to get the all clear from both Sigil and FlightCrew.

However, Lulu still gives me the same issues:

The following issues were found with your EPUB, which can effect its eligibility for certain channels:

Did not pass epubcheck-1.1 validation. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains unmanifested files. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains XML namespace errors. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains file permission errors. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid images. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
The table of contents contains one or more links without text. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid guide section XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid creator XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid publication date XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid publisher XML. (Barnes & Noble)

The epub file was created using CS5.

I don't know what else to try. Thanks!

fbeme
02-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Hey,
I'm having similar problems with Lulu right now ("invalid images" and "unmanifested files" messages), but some of the others I think I can help with.

Unmanifested files: you have a file within your epub that is not listed within your OPF. My guess is that you included the "com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml" file.

file permission errors: some of your files do not have the correct access rights. Not sure on which OS you created your epub but the files probably have permissions set to 600, and would need to be changed.

Contains invalid creator XML: the format of the metadata used for the creator is incorrect. The valid format should be: <dc:contributor opf:role="cre">FName LName</dc:contributor> and it should be consistent throughout the document.

Contains invalid publication date: make sure that the format is correct. Correct format is YYYY-MM-DD (such as 2012-02-07)

Contains invalid publisher XML: make sure that the format is correct. As an example, <dc:publisher>Lulu.com</dc:publisher>

Hope that helps a little.

Toxaris
02-08-2012, 12:30 AM
Please run it through Sigil/FlightCrew and report those errors. That way we can help you better. These messages are rather generic.

mjmutuma
02-08-2012, 01:16 AM
Thanks for the help. I'll see if I can input those changes and report back.


As I said now the file comes out clean on both Sigil and FlightCrew, but these were the issues that both came out prior -

OEBPS/Fonts/Arial Italic.ttf - This resource is reachable but not present in the OPF <manifest>. "Reachable" means that a reference of some kind that points to this resource exists in the epub.

OEBPS/Fonts/Arial.ttf - This resource is reachable but not present in the OPF <manifest>. "Reachable" means that a reference of some kind that points to this resource exists in the epub.

OEBPS/Fonts/Verdana Bold.ttf - This resource is reachable but not present in the OPF <manifest>. "Reachable" means that a reference of some kind that points to this resource exists in the epub.

OEBPS/Fonts/Verdana Italic.ttf - This resource is reachable but not present in the OPF <manifest>. "Reachable" means that a reference of some kind that points to this resource exists in the epub.

OEBPS/Fonts/Verdana.ttf - This resource is reachable but not present in the OPF <manifest>. "Reachable" means that a reference of some kind that points to this resource exists in the epub.

OEBPS/content.opf - 10 - The <date> element's value is "", which is not a valid date format.

Toxaris
02-08-2012, 02:59 AM
Regarding the messages with the fonts. That is actually an issue with ePUB export from CS. I believe there is some font option while exporting (I don't use CS myself). What it is basically saying is that those fonts are mentioned but not in the the ePUB. Check the CSS file in the ePUB, I think you will see the references there.

There are certain metadata elements which are required. The <date> one is actually easy solvable. Open the ePUB in Sigil and save. That should solve that one.

Ryn
02-08-2012, 08:30 AM
You might find some answers regarding the CS5 font problems in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143240

The solution appears to require a bit of tinkering inside the epub files, but I'm sure it's all pretty self-explanatory.

mjmutuma
02-08-2012, 10:01 AM
Okay I managed to fix the font and date issues. Thanks for that!

The only error on Sigil now is with my toc.cnx

It says: "element "navMap" is not allowed for content model '(navInfo*,navLabel*,navPoint+)'

And my toc is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?><!DOCTYPE ncx PUBLIC "-//NISO//DTD ncx 2005-1//EN" "http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx-2005-1.dtd"><ncx xmlns="http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx/" version="2005-1"><head><meta content="622ca1f3-81c8-2d11-115c-e4066ba4993f" name="dtb:uid"/><meta content="1" name="dtb:depth"/><meta content="0" name="dtb:totalPageCount"/><meta content="0" name="dtb:maxPageNumber"/></head><docTitle><text>Haiti: Sun-dried and Illuminated</text></docTitle><navMap/></ncx>

Ryn
02-08-2012, 10:46 AM
There is no table of contents. When you're doing your CS5 export, make sure to create a TOC style for your ePub document. Just creating the style is sufficient, as long as you select it during the ePub export dialog box in ID.

Edit PS you can find help on the ID ePUB export options in the adobe helpfile.

mjmutuma
02-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Yea made sure to do that...

Will check helpfile.

Thanks.

Toxaris
02-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Actually there is a TOC. It is standard in an ePUB. No additional TOC is required. Regenerate the TOC in Sigil based upon your headers and you are good to go.

mjmutuma
02-09-2012, 10:17 AM
thank you so much guys! finally all worked and we're good to go.

you can check on the book here if you'd like

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/haiti-sun-dried-and-illuminated/18879319

Toxaris
02-09-2012, 10:42 AM
You're welcome. Always glad to help.

Filip_Palda
02-12-2012, 11:41 PM
If its any comfort I get exactly the same message and I have validate the EPUB file using the latest version of EPUBCHECK http://validator.idpf.org/ in addition to which it passes muster on Sigil. I am now at the desperation stage and actually thinking of submitting my book using (YUCK!) Word files.



Hi guys,

Sorry if this has been asked many times before but I'm really struggling with getting this epub ready for Lulu. I've spent the last few days going through the forums and managed to get the all clear from both Sigil and FlightCrew.

However, Lulu still gives me the same issues:

The following issues were found with your EPUB, which can effect its eligibility for certain channels:

Did not pass epubcheck-1.1 validation. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains unmanifested files. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains XML namespace errors. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains file permission errors. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid images. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
The table of contents contains one or more links without text. (the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid guide section XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid creator XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid publication date XML. (Barnes & Noble)
Contains invalid publisher XML. (Barnes & Noble)

The epub file was created using CS5.

I don't know what else to try. Thanks!

Toxaris
02-13-2012, 01:31 AM
What you are saying that it passes both Sigil/FC validation and epubcheck without errors but Lulu still complains?

mjmutuma
02-14-2012, 08:30 AM
Just got a message from Lulu:

Lulu is unable to list your eBook in this channel until you resolve the following issues:

Your eBook has been rejected for missing, incomplete, unreadable, or inaccurate Table of Contents. The NCX must be accurate.
Your image does not fill the entire area. This makes your cover contain white space in the unfilled portion. You may need to stretch your cover to fit the marketing image area.
Our technical review team added:
"Please add your section headings (such as your title page and "Forward") as links in your NCX. Thanks!"


Fixed the image issue, but I'm not sure what to do about the TOC... Here's what the last TOC I uploaded looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?><!DOCTYPE ncx PUBLIC "-//NISO//DTD ncx 2005-1//EN" "http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx-2005-1.dtd"><ncx xmlns="http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx/" version="2005-1">
<head>
<meta content="urn:uuid:622ca1f3-81c8-2d11-115c-e4066ba4993f" name="dtb:uid"/>
<meta content="0" name="dtb:depth"/>
<meta content="0" name="dtb:totalPageCount"/>
<meta content="0" name="dtb:maxPageNumber"/>
</head>
<docTitle>
<text>Haiti: Sun-dried and Illuminated</text>
</docTitle>
<navMap>
<navPoint id="navPoint-1" playOrder="1">
<navLabel>
<text>Start</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated1.xhtml"/>
</navPoint>
</navMap>
</ncx>


What's the best way to add the Forward, Authors Page & Credits?

Tried with InDesign to add them and my TOC came out like this and with this error:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?><!DOCTYPE ncx PUBLIC "-//NISO//DTD ncx 2005-1//EN" "http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx-2005-1.dtd"><ncx xmlns="http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx/" version="2005-1"><head><meta content="622ca1f3-81c8-2d11-115c-e4066ba4993f" name="dtb:uid"/><meta content="1" name="dtb:depth"/><meta content="0" name="dtb:totalPageCount"/><meta content="0" name="dtb:maxPageNumber"/></head><docTitle><text>Haiti: Sun-dried and Illuminated</text></docTitle><navMap/></ncx>


"element "navMap" is not allowed for content model '(navInfo*,navLabel*,navPoint+)'

Toxaris
02-14-2012, 01:16 PM
I recommend loading the ePUB in Sigil and hit the regenerate TOC button on the bottom right. Save and you ncx is in order again.

On another note, avoid spaces in filenames and split your book in chapters instead of one big file. The compatibility with other readers will increase.

mjmutuma
02-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Tried that and got several random headings ->



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE ncx PUBLIC "-//NISO//DTD ncx 2005-1//EN"
"http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx-2005-1.dtd">
<ncx xmlns="http://www.daisy.org/z3986/2005/ncx/" version="2005-1">
<head>
<meta name="dtb:uid" content="urn:uuid:622ca1f3-81c8-2d11-115c-e4066ba4993f" />
<meta name="dtb:depth" content="1" />
<meta name="dtb:totalPageCount" content="0" />
<meta name="dtb:maxPageNumber" content="0" />
</head>
<docTitle>
<text>Haiti: Sun-dried and Illuminated</text>
</docTitle>
<navMap>
<navPoint id="navPoint-1" playOrder="1">
<navLabel>
<text>******</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _2" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-2" playOrder="2">
<navLabel>
<text>Estelle Dubuisson</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _3" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-3" playOrder="3">
<navLabel>
<text>Monique Ellis</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _4" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-4" playOrder="4">
<navLabel>
<text>M.G. Lord</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _5" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-5" playOrder="5">
<navLabel>
<text>Dr. Kenneth Westfield</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _6" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-6" playOrder="6">
<navLabel>
<text>Amy Wilentz</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _7" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-7" playOrder="7">
<navLabel>
<text>+ each of the Haitian photographers and Kickstarter donors</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _8" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-8" playOrder="8">
<navLabel>
<text>all of whom made this book possible.</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _9" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-9" playOrder="9">
<navLabel>
<text>For more information about Friends of the Children of Lascahobas, Haiti visit:</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _10" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-10" playOrder="10">
<navLabel>
<text>www.fclh.org</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _11" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-11" playOrder="11">
<navLabel>
<text>Created by Emerald City Arts</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _12" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-12" playOrder="12">
<navLabel>
<text>www.emeraldcity-arts.com</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _13" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-13" playOrder="13">
<navLabel>
<text>Photos edited by Jaimie Milner</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _14" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-14" playOrder="14">
<navLabel>
<text>www.jaimiemilner.com</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _15" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-15" playOrder="15">
<navLabel>
<text>Cover designed by Meghan Suszynski</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _16" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-16" playOrder="16">
<navLabel>
<text>www.cloudcarvings.com</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _17" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-17" playOrder="17">
<navLabel>
<text>Ebook designed by Altivex Creative Foundry</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _18" />
</navPoint>
<navPoint id="navPoint-18" playOrder="18">
<navLabel>
<text>www.altivexfoundry.com</text>
</navLabel>
<content src="Text/Haiti%20Sun-Dried%20and%20Illuminated%2014feb.xhtml#heading_id _19" />
</navPoint>
</navMap>
</ncx>

Toxaris
02-15-2012, 02:44 AM
The TOC button in Sigil uses headers to generate a TOC. Looking at your TOC, the header tags have been misused to achieve certain layout. Layout should been done via stylesheets, not header tags.

I would advise to only use headers for Chapter titels and so on.

mjmutuma
02-20-2012, 04:33 AM
We don't have any chapters as it's on big photo/text book...

Toxaris
02-20-2012, 09:24 AM
You can always create hidden empty chapters.