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Old 09-27-2009, 06:58 PM   #5
DMcCunney
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Due to a lack of a presence by amazon, ePub does actually seem to be the standard for new releases in europe, so hopefully that will lead to a requirement for better ePub output from that software.
Since Adobe is the principal backer of the ePub format, it's more than a bit ironic that their own markup software produces poor quality ePub output.

I'd thought of ePub as an intermediate format: it contains all the content and metadata, and it should be possible to convert it via scripted processes to other formats readable on devices that don't support ePub native. My dream is for ebooks to be created automatically as part of the work flow that produces paper books, with the ebook files simply one more output format for the markup program used to create publication files.

But first, your markup program has to generate decent ePub. Maybe in Adobe InDesign CS5...
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