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The slides for a presentation that I gave to the GTA Linux Users Group on creating ebooks with Open Source tools.

The slides for a presentation that I gave to the GTA Linux Users Group on creating ebooks with Open Source tools.

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  • 1. Adventures inModern Publishing Scott Nesbitt
  • 2. vs.
  • 3. ● Open standard ● Widely supportedWhy EPUB? ● Reflowable and resizable text ● Perfect for text- heavy books
  • 4. ● Open standard ● Widely supportedWhy EPUB? ● Reflowable and resizable text ● Perfect for text- heavy books
  • 5. ● Open standard ● Widely supportedWhy EPUB? ● Reflowable and resizable text ● Perfect for text- heavy books
  • 6. ● Open standard ● Widely supportedWhy EPUB? ● Reflowable and resizable text ● Perfect for text- heavy books
  • 7. ● Open standard ● Widely supportedWhy EPUB? ● Reflowable and resizable text ● Perfect for text- heavy books
  • 8. ● Not meant for books with complex layouts ● Weak support forDrawbacks scientific publishingof EPUB ● Poor support for linking into and between books
  • 9. Taking a peek inside an EPUB file
  • 10. Taking a peek inside an EPUB file
  • 11. An example contents.opf file
  • 12. An example toc.ncx file
  • 13. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 14. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 15. Example of a DocBook file
  • 16. Transforming DocBook to EPUBxsltproc /path/to/docbook-xsl-1.74.0/epub/docbook.xsldocbook.xml
  • 17. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 18. Example of an AsciiDoc file
  • 19. Transforming AsciiDoc to EPUBa2x -f epub --stylesheet myCSS.css myFile.txt
  • 20. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 21. Setting metadata with Writer2EPUB
  • 22. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 23. Sigil in action
  • 24. ● DocBook● AsciiDoc● OpenOffice.org /LibreOffice● Sigil● Booki
  • 25. Writing with Booki
  • 26. &
  • 27. Validating online with epubcheck
  • 28. Validating with Sigil
  • 29. Final Thoughts
  • 30. Questions?
  • 31. Want to connect?Webhttp://scottnesbitt.netTwitter / identi.ca@ScottWNesbitt / @scottnesbittGoogle+http://wrtr.me/qRcUqlBloghttp://weblog.scottnesbitt.netSlidesharehttp://slideshare.net/Scott.Nesbitt