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Old 10-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Is an epub designed for Nook viewable on iPad

I've designed two epubs of my novel. One coded specifically for Nook and one specifically coded for iPad (this one required a lot of specialized html coding to get around bugs and errors specific to iBooks). I'm trying to explain to someone that they are not interchangeable, that the special coding I did to get photos to be centered in iBooks won't look the same if you view the same epub file on a Nook device. That sort of thing. Neither of us own an iPad or Nook, so it's hard to tell.

Can someone verify this for me or prove me wrong?

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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My wife and I have viewed the same epub file on both a Nook and an iPad. My epub files have no DRM though, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. I don't know if you buy a book from B&N and put it on an iPad if it would be viewable or not.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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My wife and I have viewed the same epub file on both a Nook and an iPad. My epub files have no DRM though, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. I don't know if you buy a book from B&N and put it on an iPad if it would be viewable or not.
These are both DRM free epub files that I've created so it isn't so much an issue of being able to access the files on either device. Rather, I'm wondering if y'all have noticed that the formatting on DRM-free sideloaded epub made for iBooks is wonky when viewed on a Nook and vice versa.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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With the very small experience that I've had of viewing my ePub files (that I primarily use on my Nook) with iBooks on my iPod, they looked the same.
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Nook Classic and iPad are my two primary readers and books look pretty much the same on both, depending on my font settings and so forth across the devices.
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ePubs are scalable - They are not designed to be viewed on any particular device or screen, unlike PDF files. The screen size doesn't matter, and the formatting should be the same. The fact iBooks is terrible at ePub files is a seperate issue... Really, it's an argument over whether an ePub designed for any device is viewable in iBooks without hackery.

On the iPad, chances are that ePub would look fine in any third-party reader.

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