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what is an ebook?
an     ebook      is anelectronic book
it is not..
a print book on an electronic device
pdf
reproduces a printed page        exactly
you can zoom             butcannot change text appearance
may have limited searching
an     ebook      is anelectronic book
it is not..
a print book displayed on a          screen
formats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
http://xkcd.com/927/
epub
reflow     orflowing text
text and imagesno/minimal layout
what is epub?
epub             is afree & open e-book standard
an     epub      is abundled website   (sort of)
an     epub      is azipped website   (sort of)
epub 2.0
epub 2.0    is readable by most ebook readers(“most” = “not kindle”)
epub 2.0     isxhtml 1.1 (c. 1999)
epub 3.0
epub 3.0 is readable byone ebook reader     (iBooks)
epub 3.0     is   html5(multimedia)
the epub toolbox
1. word processor
save as html
1a. commercial publishing        (indesign)
2. calibre
calibrereally wants to be your     ebook library
calibreprobably won’t be your    ebook library
calibreconverts yourebook library
Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ,LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML,     RB, RTF, SNB,...
metadata
3. sigil
wysiwyg
code
css
file structure
table of contents
epub t.o.c. versus.html t.o.c.
metadata
validate
4. reading apps & devices
Image attribution: eBook Readers Galore by Michael Porter https://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/5052936803/ CC BY-NC-SA...
publishing/distribution
amazon kindle direct    publishing
amazon KDP Select
distributor/aggregator
“Real” publisher
Questions?
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  1. 1. what is an ebook?
  2. 2. an ebook is anelectronic book
  3. 3. it is not..
  4. 4. a print book on an electronic device
  5. 5. pdf
  6. 6. reproduces a printed page exactly
  7. 7. you can zoom butcannot change text appearance
  8. 8. may have limited searching
  9. 9. an ebook is anelectronic book
  10. 10. it is not..
  11. 11. a print book displayed on a screen
  12. 12. formats
  13. 13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
  14. 14. http://xkcd.com/927/
  15. 15. epub
  16. 16. reflow orflowing text
  17. 17. text and imagesno/minimal layout
  18. 18. what is epub?
  19. 19. epub is afree & open e-book standard
  20. 20. an epub is abundled website (sort of)
  21. 21. an epub is azipped website (sort of)
  22. 22. epub 2.0
  23. 23. epub 2.0 is readable by most ebook readers(“most” = “not kindle”)
  24. 24. epub 2.0 isxhtml 1.1 (c. 1999)
  25. 25. epub 3.0
  26. 26. epub 3.0 is readable byone ebook reader (iBooks)
  27. 27. epub 3.0 is html5(multimedia)
  28. 28. the epub toolbox
  29. 29. 1. word processor
  30. 30. save as html
  31. 31. 1a. commercial publishing (indesign)
  32. 32. 2. calibre
  33. 33. calibrereally wants to be your ebook library
  34. 34. calibreprobably won’t be your ebook library
  35. 35. calibreconverts yourebook library
  36. 36. Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ,LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ Output Formats: AZW3, EPUB,FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ
  37. 37. metadata
  38. 38. 3. sigil
  39. 39. wysiwyg
  40. 40. code
  41. 41. css
  42. 42. file structure
  43. 43. table of contents
  44. 44. epub t.o.c. versus.html t.o.c.
  45. 45. metadata
  46. 46. validate
  47. 47. 4. reading apps & devices
  48. 48. Image attribution: eBook Readers Galore by Michael Porter https://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/5052936803/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  49. 49. publishing/distribution
  50. 50. amazon kindle direct publishing
  51. 51. amazon KDP Select
  52. 52. distributor/aggregator
  53. 53. “Real” publisher
  54. 54. Questions?
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