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Old 11-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Publishing and distribution platforms that let authors control ebook formatting

Ebook publishing and distribution platforms like Smashwords and Feedbooks require authors to submit manuscripts in an intermediate format or do editing/formatting with supplied tools, and don't provide control over output formats like ePub and Mobi.

Are there online ebook platforms or bookshops that let authors upload and sell their own ePub/Mobi files, and have complete control over formatting? I guess Amazon can do that for Mobi. What about ePub?
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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Yes, Amazon give you complete control over the formatting of your Mobi books.
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And the same is true of Apple with EPUB files (either submitted direct or via Lulu).
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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And the same is true of Apple with EPUB files (either submitted direct or via Lulu).
Apple allows format control? since when?

As they do not let pass epubs with embedded fonts, they clearly don't.
Hell it's even direct violation of the epub specs
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Apple might not give you free rein to do as you please, but they don't change your formatting. If your EPUB file passes Epubcheck, it goes through their system.
That's quite unlike Smashwords, where you submit a Word doc, and their processor creates the EPUB and MOBI files. With Amazon and Apple, you can submit the MOBI or EPUB file, and as long as it meets their requirements, it will go through unchanged.
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