Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
dpapathanasiou
Enthusiast
dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.dpapathanasiou writes the songs that make the whole world sing.
 
Posts: 29
Karma: 40000
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NYC
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:

http://denis.papathanasiou.org/?p=286

I used Sigil and Calibre for the demo.
dpapathanasiou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
leebase
Karma Kameleon
leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.leebase ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
leebase's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,516
Karma: 4070107
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: iPad, iPhone 4S
Thanks for sharing.

Lee
leebase is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 04-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #3
Fat Abe
Man Who Stares at Books
Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fat Abe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Fat Abe's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,514
Karma: 9749652
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.
Fat Abe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 04:09 PM   #4
prophet5590
Junior Member
prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.prophet5590 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 8
Karma: 587860
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado
Device: Samsung Charge, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Abe View Post
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
If you don't mind me asking, what app are you using on your Droid? I am using Aldiko, but I'm not entirely happy with it. Mostly happy, but, wondering if I am missing something better...
prophet5590 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATT: Nearly 900K "Connected Devices" Activated (Kindle, Nook) kjk News 2 07-23-2010 11:11 AM
I've had enough with this "iPad killing Kindle" thing Geppetto General Discussions 35 04-23-2010 09:50 AM
New "E-Book Devices" "Bookeen Opus" forum desired ericch Bookeen 3 08-06-2009 06:31 PM
Amazon Launches Optimized Kindle Store Seamlessly Integrated with "Kindle for iPhone" yagiz News 3 05-11-2009 10:58 AM
Forbes: "IPhone steals lead over Kindle" Robotech_Master News 10 10-11-2008 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.