7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2010 11:09 AM by Jon Walker
papilonv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi All,

Is there any specific document or guideline available for ePUB which shall be read on iPad?
OR
It is enough if the ePUB file follows "EPUBBestPractices-103" and is valid against "epubcheck-1[1].0.5"?

Please share the information, waiting for response.

Cheers
Vikas
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    I don't think Apple has published anything yet. Regarding iBooks this article for some info:

    http://blog.threepress.org/2010/04/05/ibooks-and-epub/

    But you don't need to use iBooks to read ePub.
  • d0csp33d Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I had a few pdf books which I converted into epub with Calibre and worked fine. I also created epub ebooks with Adobe InDesign and worked awesome. No flash support.
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,965 points)
    I also created epub ebooks with Adobe InDesign and worked awesome.

    Any samples of InDesign output posted online? Didn't like the results of my initial tests last year but now see that a few tutorials have since been posted which seem to clear up my previous problem areas and re-kindled my interest in this application.




  • d0csp33d Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    You have to format fonts within InDesign (as CSS in html) and create a different document for each chapter. I have transferred some personal projects and looks as any other ebook sold in the store. I hope to publish a few in the iBookstore. I know Kindle accepts books from everyone.
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,965 points)
    You have to format fonts within InDesign (as CSS in html) and create a different document for each chapter.

    I realize all that plus a number of other things you've not mentioned from consolidating Adobe TV videos, Gabriel Powell's videos, articles, white papers, how-to's, etc. What I want to see are some samples of various CSS style outputs to see how well formatting can be controlled with regard to indents, justifications, paragaraph spacing, etc.

    I have transferred some personal projects and looks as any other ebook sold in the store. I hope to publish a few in the iBookstore.

    I only wish to create a personal library of about 1,000 custom formatted public domain ePub volumes over the next decade. I simply do not like the way others have formatted theirs and do not want extraneous material (like Project Getenberg's license and/or list of typographical corrections) included in my files.




  • Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)
    I understand that Calibre is an excellent tool for converting material to various e-book formats, including the ePub standard. (I haven't personally used this app, however.)
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,965 points)
    I understand that Calibre is an excellent tool for converting material to various e-book formats, including the ePub standard.

    Tried it. Didn't like the default settings. Spent a month playing with the various user settings using various source files. Very few were acceptable and none provided consistency. Also tried Sigil and eCub work flows. Would have tried some others but most state up front that they don't handle images. Am hoping InDesign CS4 will arrive today and wondering how CS5 will differ from it when released later this year.