|09-12-2013, 12:23 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2013
Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab and Kindle Paperwhite
Using Sigil to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Book
Last edited by Cayora; 09-12-2013 at 12:07 PM.
|09-12-2013, 03:52 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon
You could have each "page" as a separate HTML file inside the epub, and mark all of them as linear="no" in the spine. That way, readers that respect the linear attribute will not show these files with normal page turning. Not many readers respect that, though.
|09-12-2013, 03:53 AM||#5|
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: Kindle2, iPad, KindleFire and NookColor
Sorry, but Toxaris is correct; you are seeking an app if you are a self-publisher. The type of book you wish to make is not available to self-publishers who will be pushing content through the KDP. It's also not available to content publishers through the NookPress portal. The CYOA books available on these retail platforms cannot be published unless you have a Publisher's Contract with Amazon/Nook (not via NookPress or KDP, but a Publisher's agreement like Random House has). Even most of the "Chooseco" books are actually simply made with links that are at the bottom of each "screen," not apps that prevent turning pages, FWIW.
The "format" you have seen (that actually works as you've described) is not available to self-publishers, just like embedded audio and video are not available to self-publishers on Amazon, or in regular books on Nook. Or animated gifs for NookKids'. It's like the hundreds of apps named "ebooks" on iTunes and Google and Droid, that aren't--they're apps.
There is nothing you can do with a MOBI file to force people to click a link rather than turn a page, although I suppose you could put the pages in, in such random order, that using the links would be the only viable way to navigate the book. That might work.
|09-12-2013, 06:41 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
I gave a correct answer to your question and as anybody I expect a certain knowledge level for the one asking questions. I am sorry that I misjudged you, I assumed you knew the difference between apps, ePUB, mobi and alike.
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