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Generalized Container Format. More general form of the IDFP Open Container Format. Introductory article by Jon Noring and Draft of Specifications (currently in progress).

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  • DPP Press: Upload, and Receive 60% Royalties
  • Smashwords, an ebook creation site that lets readers preview books before buying it.

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  • bowerbird 8/23/2006, 6:38 pm


    i’ve got an e-book format called
    “zen markup language”…

    it’s a no-markup form of markup.

    z.m.l. — it’s two steps better than x.m.l.


  • rjnagle 8/23/2006, 7:52 pm

    Thanks. I browsed at the site before, but probably should look again.

  • bowerbird 8/29/2006, 4:48 pm

    um, nope, that’s not my site.

    it appears to be someone who
    is using the very same name for
    a concept that’s not quite the same
    (since my z.m.l. is _not_ targeted at
    the goal of creating x.m.l. output),
    which is rather unfortunate…

    at any rate, my z.m.l. website is at:
    > http://www.z-m-l.com
    and though there is nothing there
    quite yet, there will be soon…

    for now, try these:
    > http://snowy.arsc.alaska.edu/bowerbird/test-suite/zml11rules.txt
    > http://snowy.arsc.alaska.edu/bowerbird/test-suite/test-suite.zml


  • Lee 4/14/2008, 1:17 pm

    I think you ought to add Feedbooks to your list of ebook sites. It’s very well-run, and the formatting of the books is excellent. You can even download to the Kindle.

  • Robert Nagle 4/17/2008, 5:29 pm

    Whoops. I forgot. Now added.

  • Make your own Website 8/18/2008, 11:44 am

    Excellent resources. You have made my day. I have a sideline interest in old fairy tale renderings from the 20s 30s and 40s and have been toying with the idea of creating ebooks to store my faves into perpetuity. Now I have everything I need to make it more than just a thought. Thanks heaps.

  • anape 5/19/2010, 7:05 pm

    There are quite many eBook creation tools available on the Web, both free and paid:

    Calibre (used for library management, conversion, and transferring to devices)

    eCub (a cross-platform tool for creating EPUB and MobiPocket books)

    Sigil (can edit existing EPUBs)

    Atlantis Word Processor (converts any document to EPUB; supports multilevel TOCs, font embedding, and batch conversion)

    There are also plugins for OpenOffice.

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