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Old 10-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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epub for android?????

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i had created a fixed layout epub for ipad,iphone and ipod touch and it works well on all three devices but when i had synced it in android (using ibooks,kindle and in nook) found that it had distorted completely(with the back ground image on the one side of the page and text on another page)
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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can any one provide me with an epub sample that works fine on android device????
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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What did you use to create it? I use Sigil. It has options to validate, check for errors, check for well-formed format, etc. Give it a try.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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i had???

i didnt used any tool to create it ,i had hand coded the entire epub
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i didnt used any tool to create it ,i had hand coded the entire epub
Wow. That is something.
Way out of my league.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:14 AM   #6
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Its not out of your league ,you too can do that ,i had learned it from here.
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i have to publish my book to kindle

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i was little confused of amazon kindle(as it have many products),i really wanted to publish to kindle direct publishing platform,i really wanted to know do we want the kindle fire or some version of kindle hardware reader to test whether our epub is correct with its alignment
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There is a Kindle Previewer program for Windows, but if buying an actual Kindle is feasible then yes, that's the best way to see exactly how it will look. I would get the eink Kindle rather than the Fire if you already have access to a tablet, because you can install the Kindle app on the tablet.

Something that concerns me are the phrases "fixed layout" and "background image". Trying to get the same layout on different devices, of differing sizes, and with different formats (Kindle mobi & epub)... you might find it impossible to get the results you are looking for in all cases. It worked on iPad, etc because iBooks handles things the same way on all iOS devices, but I've seen what happens when someone designs a book based on how it looks in iBooks then tries to release it to other platforms / formats. It wasn't pretty. It was basically like you described - background image went one way, text went the other, among other messes.

I wish you luck.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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the android devices can only support .mobi file,i had published my book to amazon ,thanks to all who participated with me in the discussion and feel free if you have any queries ,i am always ready to help
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Something that concerns me are the phrases "fixed layout" and "background image". Trying to get the same layout on different devices, of differing sizes, and with different formats (Kindle mobi & epub)... you might find it impossible to get the results you are looking for in all cases.
I concur. I've noticed that the pagination on my TF300 in landscape is vastly different from that of an iPad in portrait, and neither is quite the same as a Kindle or iRiver device. The result is something like a website designed to be displayed at a specific size; if your screen is too narrow everything gets wrapped onto the next line and the layout breaks.

You might want to try going back to HTML 2- era design with simple tiled background images (if you use them at all) and removing formatting codes that require a specific page width or height.

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the android devices can only support .mobi file,i had published my book to amazon ,thanks to all who participated with me in the discussion and feel free if you have any queries ,i am always ready to help
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Do you mean your device, or all android devices? Cause I can get a shot of an H. P. Lovecraft ePub on FBReader on my tablet, which is running Android. It isn't even rooted. Maybe your device is locked in to one specific app store that can't download a proper ePub reader, but that isn't all devices.

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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my device is samsung tablet with icecream sandwitch version,in have kindle,kobo,ebook and many app installed
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Try using the already mentioned FBreader, or Moon+ Reader or many, many other apps. There's plenty of support for formats other than Mobi out there.
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