View Full Version : How to make personal EPUBS compatible with Sony Reader PRS-505

08-13-2008, 05:34 PM
With sony releasing the update that allows their reader to support the epub file format i have developed the desire to upload my own personal epubs to my sony reader. i upload my epubs to the reader but when i go to read one on the reader i get an error message and cannot read the book. does anyone know how i can get the epubs that i make readable on my sony reader? thanks


08-13-2008, 05:41 PM
fyi when i say personal epubs i mean epubs that i make from indesign

08-13-2008, 06:14 PM
Try this:

Producing EPUB Documents from InDesign

08-13-2008, 07:56 PM
If you get an error message on the PRS-505 and the same file works fine on DE desktop then I know the problem: you're using a single XML flow or one of your XML flows is too large. That's a common problem with the mobile version of DE.

Jim Lester
08-13-2008, 08:14 PM
I would do the following.
Check to see if your ePub file displays in Digital Editions.
The run epub check ( on your ePub to see if it turns up anything interesting.

Also you may want to read our "EPUB Best Practices Guide" ( one is on our dev center ( which has other good info as well)
Of particular note is a memory problem we have on the Sony Reader, if you have a single chapter (the XHTML document not including the images) that has a size of greater 300K (uncompressed). (I see Hadrien beat me to this one :) )

If after that you think there is still a problem email me and I'll start up a bug report for you.