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Old 01-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel View Post
particularly since the "standards epub" can also be used for archival purposes and as a source format for conversion to other formats as needed.
Exactly. There are people out there who want to use epubs purely for storage.

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the users of this tool as i see it are very much the *latter* case you describe : they are the same kinds of people using BookDesigner or ETI's eBook Publisher or Mobipocket Creator today, but who want a good tool for making epub files. so really closer to dreamweaver than to word or any writing tools. i imagine they would *already* have the finished text, either PD texts or their own manuscripts, and just want to turn them into ebooks. so, yes, a wrapper around a good html editor with a wysiwyg mode. but i think there are some particularities specific to epub that would need to be addressed (creation of the different file types, creation of the epub container...).
Again, I agree completely. This is exactly how I see an epub editor: a tool that facilitates the manual creation of an epub book from pre-existing text. BD for epub... without the suck.
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