|04-26-2010, 10:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Nook, Sony
"How to Create an E-Book for the Kindle, Nook, iPad/iPhone/iTouch"
I realize this info may be old hat for most people here, but I wanted to share the slides of a presentation I gave at BarCampNYC5 a week ago:
I used Sigil and Calibre for the demo.
|04-27-2010, 08:36 PM||#3|
Man Who Stares at Books
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 50th State, USA. Also, PA, NY, CA, and elsewhere.
Device: All of the Above
Let's not forget the Android platforms (mobile phones today, and tablets in the future). As far as the epub standard is concerned, I find the document rendering to be more predictable on my tiny Droid, than all the dedicated e-readers. I hate paying $10 - $20 for an ebook only to discover that it can't be displayed at its fullest potential on an e-reader. As for PDF, Droid kicks a lot of bigger a**es.
Bottom line: Too many publishers develop their documents on a PC or Mac, and fail to test the end results (w/o DRM) on the major e-reader platforms. Even a Kindle-format creator has to be aware that their documents may eventually be ported to an epub environment. (Of course, they can be snitty, and put a lot of roadblocks in their native format, to prevent/cripple conversion). As usual, Mr. Marketplace, will put an end to the format wars, some day, some way.
|04-28-2010, 05:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Samsung Charge, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
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