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KoopaOne
04-28-2008, 03:13 AM
I must admit, i have searched all over the place, tons of websites and i cannot find a program which converts my Doc, HTML, txt (whatever) files to ePub-Format.
Since ePub will be the format of the future (hopefully) i want to standardize my library, thus converting them to ePub.

Anyone know such a Utility?

HarryT
04-28-2008, 03:57 AM
What are you going to read these ePub format books with? Do you have a program to read them on your N95? If or unless ePub actually DOES become a popular standard, I'd stick with the formats you've got, to be honest.

KoopaOne
04-28-2008, 04:34 AM
No, i don't have a Reading-Software, neither for PC nor for my Nokia.
But a Reading-Software is fast developed, i am sure i could do it myself, even for Symbian OS, a converting Utility is much more work...

kovidgoyal
04-28-2008, 08:30 AM
Writing one is on my TODO list :)

KoopaOne
04-28-2008, 02:01 PM
good news :)

pilotbob
04-28-2008, 02:34 PM
I must admit, i have searched all over the place, tons of websites and i cannot find a program which converts my Doc, HTML, txt (whatever) files to ePub-Format.
Since ePub will be the format of the future (hopefully) i want to standardize my library, thus converting them to ePub.

Anyone know such a Utility?

The good thing is that ePub is basically XML. So, all you need is an XSLT file for each format you want to put it into and run a transfor. To create a reader all you need is an XSLt file and an HTML renderer... something like the webkit library would work fine.

BOb

DaleDe
04-28-2008, 03:34 PM
I must admit, i have searched all over the place, tons of websites and i cannot find a program which converts my Doc, HTML, txt (whatever) files to ePub-Format.
Since ePub will be the format of the future (hopefully) i want to standardize my library, thus converting them to ePub.

Anyone know such a Utility?


Adobe InDesign

Openberg Rector - in development. The reader (Lector) is pretty far along.
http://openberg.sourceforge.net/

Dale

KoopaOne
04-29-2008, 02:47 AM
Adobe InDesign istn't really an option, because of the price.
The OpenBerg Rector isn't for Download anywhere, just the Lector ...

DaleDe
04-29-2008, 10:44 AM
Adobe InDesign istn't really an option, because of the price.
The OpenBerg Rector isn't for Download anywhere, just the Lector ...

There is a download for Rector in source form but it is pretty primitive so far I think. Good place to start to help if you can program.
http://openberg.cvs.sourceforge.net/openberg/projects/rector/ look in the org directory.

If you can assemble your own files then any editor that can generate xhtml would be a good starting point. Otherwise you can upload your eBooks to http://www.feedbooks.com/ and then it will generate the ePUB for you. Be careful with copyright.

Dale

wallcraft
04-29-2008, 10:57 AM
I assume you have seen the thread .epub format (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11784). Your best bet may be MishaS's oeb2epub.py (post #10). If you have a Windows PC, one way to get an OEB document (HTML, images and a .opf metafile) is MobiPocket Creator. HarryT's Tutorial - How to Create a MobiPocket eBook (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17914) builds an OEB using MobiPocket Creator on the way to MOBI. It is relatively easy to convert OEB to EPUB, but not all EPUB features are available in OEB.

KoopaOne
04-29-2008, 01:47 PM
thanks a ton, i will try that ...

DaleDe
04-29-2008, 04:55 PM
thanks a ton, i will try that ...

Be sure and grab the latest version. It is at oeb2epub (http://codebrowse.launchpad.net/~mishas/+junk/ebook-tools/download/mss%40mawhrin.net-20071118154253-yp8n4r87d6tuirq4/oeb2epub-20071117163354-w7j1br3qofyzd48a-2/oeb2epub)


Dale

Hadrien
04-30-2008, 08:23 AM
If you can assemble your own files then any editor that can generate xhtml would be a good starting point. Otherwise you can upload your eBooks to http://www.feedbooks.com/ and then it will generate the ePUB for you. Be careful with copyright.


Well, you don't have to hit the "publish" button. Just edit your text, and download the ePub preview.

DaleDe
04-30-2008, 11:38 AM
Well, you don't have to hit the "publish" button. Just edit your text, and download the ePub preview.

Good point about converting to ePub without publishing. This is a great way for people to explore the ePub format.

Dale