Ebook Creation Links

by Robert Nagle on 8/19/2006

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Source XML

Web Standards/Ebook Standards

Mobipocket

Creation Tools

Place to Find Ebooks

Browser-Based Readers and .epub

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

Naebl (Not Another Ebook)

Amazon Kindle

Other E-Ink Devices

PDF

Wiki/Blog Novels

FBReader/Plucker

OpenOffice/ODF

RTF/MS Word

Comparison Tables

Font Usage/Selection

Debates/Controversies

Flash Player for PocketPC

HTML to print/pdf

Conversion Tools

Creation Tools/How To’s

Forums/Discussion Groups

Articles by Robert Nagle

Scanning/Public Domain/Project Gutenberg How to’s

General XML Links

Creative Commons

Business Models/Micropayments/Tipping

Dotreader/Osoft

Server Side Solutions (Integration with CMS)

Submit-Your-Own-Ebook Site

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

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

bowerbird August 23, 2006 at 6:38 pm

robert-

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.

-bowerbird
bowerbird@aol.com

rjnagle August 23, 2006 at 7:52 pm

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

bowerbird August 29, 2006 at 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

-bowerbird

Lee April 14, 2008 at 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 April 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Whoops. I forgot. Now added.

Make your own Website August 18, 2008 at 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 May 19, 2010 at 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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