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Converting to Epub format

1398 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 8:14 AM by Alpini RSS
Alpini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 27, 2012 2:30 PM



I am preparing to publish my book on iBooks. What I wrote is on Word documents and also on PDFs. Converting them to Epub was so expensive to outsource so I want to try it myself.


My question is, what is the best Epub software can use on my Mac? There are some options on the Mac app store but I wasn't sure which one is a complete package for someone who will publish a book on iBooks.


I would appreciate your help for finding a sofware that can achieve everything needed for iBook standards.



iBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to Alpini)

    Apple's solution is Pages.  Pros often use Adobe Indesign.


  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to Alpini)

    Pages generates epub.  Beyond that and the link I gave you already, best search/ask in the Pages forum.



    iBooks Author does not do .epub.  It generates a special format, .ibooks, which can only be read on an iPad (and can only be distributed via the ibookstore if you want to charge money for it).


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