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latex - Getting chapters to start on a new page in a pandoc-generated PDF - Super User
With the EPUB, each level 1 header is automatically set at the top of a new page (lesser headers aren't). With the PDF, this isn't the case - and I wouldn't expect it to be by default, since that would be contrary to the main goals of markdown. However, I'm having trouble finding a pandoc option to enable this behaviour.
pandoc  pdf  LaTeX  ePub 
4 weeks ago by Jswindle
One-Step Creation of Digital Books
In this guided hands-on workshop yo will learn how to use the automation tools of OS X to quickly transform existing text, text files, and digital media such as images, and audio/video clips, into digital books, saved in standard EPUB format viewable on computers and mobile devices.
publishingWorkflow  ePub  automator  textconvert 
11 weeks ago by Jswindle
InDesign to EPUB: Controlling content order
Although earlier versions of InDesign have had support for Digital Editions Export (EPUB), up until the most recent release of InDesign (CS5), we would have had to change the way in which our documents were laid out in order to best prepare them for EPUB output. This was primarily due to the fact that the content order of the EPUB would be based on the document’s Page Layout. InDesign CS5 enables content order creation based on Page Layout or XML Structure.
indesign  authoring  ePub  XML 
april 2018 by Jswindle
Good Enough: A Meditation on the Past, Present and Future of EPUB – EPUBSecrets
Build, then specify
Yes, let’s imagine and then create great new features. But let’s make sure they work first, that people want them, that they’re well designed, that reading systems can support them. EPUB has been a field where dreams are crushed—we built it, and they didn’t come. The web community learned a long time ago that a specification isn’t real until it’s implemented, and you can’t discover all the problems without using it. We must learn this lesson, and require multiple interoperable implementations before specifications are final.

EPUB has evolved, but largely in ways we don’t recognize. CSS Flexbox now works in iBooks, because the underlying browser engine was updated. How can our specs recognize when things like that happen? The state of the art will evolve, no matter what we do.

What Do You Think?
How can EPUB move forward without abandoning existing books? How do we create specifications that match reality? How can we get our community more involved in shaping the future of ebooks? I would love to hear your thoughts, in comments, on twitter, in the community group, anywhere!
ePub3  ePub  tests  W3C 
february 2018 by Jswindle
Jump in the Convertible: Ebook Conversion Tools - Stillpoint Digital Press
Over the last few months I’ve discussed preparing your manuscript and your images for conversion into ebook form. This month, I’m going to look more closely at a subject that I’ve touched on: choosing an ebook conversion tool. Just to review, I suggested that there were four basic ways to convert your manuscript into ebook format:
ebooks  ebookProduction  ebookAuthoring  ePub  publishingWorkflow 
december 2017 by Jswindle
Building Publishing Workflows with Pandoc and Git | Publishing @ SFU
This fall, I subjected some MPub students to working out a book publishing workflow, using Pandoc, the amazing document processor tool created by Berkeley philosopher John MacFarlane.

Pandoc is a remarkably flexible document conversion tool. It takes text input in a variety of open input formats (most usefully markdown and HTML) and can convert to more than a dozen outputs, including a variety of web-based formats (HTML, EPUB, markdown, and other blogging markup), word processor formats (RTF and OpenOffice’s ODT), and to a couple of TeX-based typeset outputs (that is, to PDF). That’s useful, but what makes PanDoc really great is that it works bloody well. It’s solid as a rock, totally well organized and documented. In short, the attention to detail in it is really superior.
publishing  markdown  ePub  ebookProduction  pandoc  git  workFlow  wiki  gitit  publishingWorkflow 
august 2017 by Jswindle
HTML to EPUB: Calibre Conversion Settings and How to Preserve Indents
In which the protagonist prepares an HTML document for Calibre conversion to EPUB format. Our story begins as the hero has completed the treacherous journey from InDesign, which is not designed to design ebooks at all, to clean, ebook-worthy HTML and CSS. And what a journey it has been, with action and romance and stylesheet declarations and dragons.
calibre  ePub  html  textConvert 
may 2017 by Jswindle
GitHub - miyagawa/epubify: make epub out of longform post (via IFTTT + Dropbox)
This is a tiny web app that does:

Accepts IFTTT Maker request with a URL
Parses the page with Readability (no API token is required)
Download EPUB from Readability and upload to Dropbox folder (optional)
Download MOBI from Readability and send to Kindle Personal Document (optional)
ifttt  readability  reading  ePub  ebook  textConvert 
march 2017 by Jswindle
Making an ePub book from LaTeX
TeX and LaTeX are well suited to producing electronically publishable documents. What is likely to be a continuing need is to translate LaTeX documents into standard electronic book format, notably ePub, which is the format adopted by most electronic reader publishers except the biggest one (you know who).
markup2epub  ePub  xhtml  LaTeX  html  textConvert  ebookProduction  publishingWorkflow 
january 2017 by Jswindle
Sorry publishers, EPUB is dying – Duff Johnson Strategy & Communications
As it became clear to the IDPF that publishers weren’t going to give up on a crafted, beautiful, printable page, they added support for fixed-layout pages to EPUB.

Publishers had said they wanted a single deliverable format that did it all – reflow AND fixed-layout AND be capable of driving a press (after all, print isn’t dying).

Adding fixed-layout support in EPUB allowed proponents to go back to publishers with the best-possible pitch. Or so they thought.

The hype is proving… excessive.
ePub  reflowable 
january 2017 by Jswindle
Welcome to EPUBReader!
How it works

Go to the webpage where you want to download the ePub file and click on the download link. If you already downloaded the ePub file to your PC, just open it via the "File/File ope...
ePub  firefox  extension  ebookProduction  publishingWorkflow  from notes
august 2016 by Jswindle
How to Publish Your eBook from Word to Kindle in under Ten Minutes by Ed Ditto
How to Publish Your eBook from Word to Kindle in under Ten Minutes by Ed Ditto provides a detailed and illustrated walk through of this quick method for creating ebooks
ePub  publishing  kindle  generate  scrivener  ebooks  ebookProduction  publishingWorkflow 
june 2016 by Jswindle
Fiction University: Formatting Your Book With Scrivener
By Katrina Archer, @katrinaarcher Part of the Indie Authors Series Are you about to indie publish a book but can
scrivener  workflow  ePub  kindle  publishing  generate  ebooks  ebookProduction  publishingWorkflow 
june 2016 by Jswindle
Using Automator with Calibre to Automate Tasks - Dear Author
I’ve set up Automator to “watch” the folders where I download my ebooks – either in epub, pdf, or Kindle – and move them into a separate folder. From there, every time a book is added to that folder, Calibre knows to add it into my Calibre library, will delete the book (to avoid duplicates) and if it is DRM free, Calibre will convert it into my preferred format. The only thing I do to set this Rube Goldberg-esque sequence into motion is to download a new book using either Adobe Digital Editions or Kindle for Mac. The rest of it happens automatically. Onto the Tutorial.
automation  calibre  kindle  automator  drm  ePub  adobe  watchedFolder 
june 2016 by Jswindle
How To Read Kindle Books In iBooks, And Keep Your Library In The Cloud [How-To] | Cult of Mac
love e-books. I love them so much that I’m considering buying a double-sided, sheet-feed scanner, chopping the spines of all my dead-treeware books and having an OCR frenzy on their asses.

What I don’t like is DRM. Not for any idealistic reasons (well, maybe a few) but for practical ones. My bookseller of choice is Amazon, as it has the best range and Kindle books work on any device. But the Kindle app for the iPad sucks, and with an update this week it is almost unusable. If only I could read my Kindle books in the beautiful iBooks app. Well, it turns out that I can. And what’s more, I can keep all of my books in a DRM-free format in the cloud, ready to be downloaded to any device, whenever I like. Here’s how.
ebooks  drm  kindle  mac  hazel  automation  ePub  calibre 
june 2016 by Jswindle

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