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Old 11-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Aptara eGen: high-volume ebook conversion Software

Aptara just announced their latest SaaS product, eGen. It's a large scale Epub creation software aimed at major publishers.

I'm sure it's nice and all, but even with a large number of titles to convert I'd still stick with calibre. I have had a few conversion runs of two hundred or so titles. Calibre was more than capable of the task. And this was on my 1.8GHz Pentium M laptop, too.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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How do you know they aren't using calibre behind the UI anyway
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Kovid,

Are you implying that they'd rip off your code?
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Are you implying that they'd rip off your code?
Well, Calibre and Sigil are the best products out there for ePub, aren't they?

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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Wouldn't exactly be a rip off I think the calibre license allows this. Only people being ripped off are their customers.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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Kovid,

Are you implying that they'd rip off your code?

Err ... A smiley face usually implies a joke or a lighthearted comment.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:13 AM   #7
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I have one of my Calibre instances running on my Acer netbook with Ubuntu 9.10 and Atom processor. It's a good team!

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:14 AM   #8
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Calibre does not do the job correctly. But the guys at Aptara didn't do it right neither last time we checked them.

Converting formats, and digitizing books is a burden for publishing companies.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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Converting formats, and digitizing books is a burden for publishing companies.
Not too worry, I'm sure authors will be happy to take that (and other) burdens off you soon enough
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Not too worry, I'm sure authors will be happy to take that (and other) burdens off you soon enough
That wasn't really nice.
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