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