Yeah, I can't seem to find a clear set of guidelines/tutorial for ePub -- they all (so far) seem to assume a level of familiarity with XML that I don't have. I'm never happy if I just mimic without understanding -- and that takes a while.
I think I might use this thread to teach myself how to do it (ePub) properly, and modularly, with great metadata, and good in-book navigation. Just do it a piece at a time, and hope folks chime in when I'm screwing up.
It's the XML spine, etc. where I start to get truly lost. 'Course, if I figure it out once, I can just macro the heck out of it.
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