- Accessible EPUB 3 — Best Practices for Creating Universally Usable Content
Accessible EPUB 3 by Matt Garrish, O’Reilly Media / Tools of Change, February 2012, demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices.[FREE]
- Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage PDF and EPUB eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline.
Anthologize is a free, open-source, plugin that transforms WordPress into a platform for publishing electronic texts. Outline, order, and edit your work into a single volume for export to PDF, ePUB, TEI.
- AZARDI ePub3 Reader
- BISG EPUB 3 Support Grid
With the rapidly evolving world of digital publishing, BISG has developed the EPUB 3 Support Grid a handy reference to what enhancements and features of EPUB 3 render correctly on which devices, apps, and reading systems.
- BlueGriffon EPUB Edition
BlueGriffon EPUB Edition is a standalone cross-platform Wysiwyg editor able to natively create and edit EPUB2 and EPUB3 ebooks based on the popular BlueGriffon web editor and powered by Mozilla.
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features including library management ebook conversion, and syncing to ereader devices.
- Digital Book World — Resources: Going from InDesign to Ebook
A dedicated e-production resources page updated with Resources, the best learning materials; Tools, popular software in ebook production; and Quality Assurance, advice for ebook developers and those who outsource their digital production.
- EPUB 3 Best Practices
EPUB 3 Best Practices — Optimize Your Digital Books by Matt Garrish, Markus Gylling, O’Reilly Media / Tools of Change, January 2013, a concise guide with best practices and advice to help you navigate the format’s wide range of technologies and functional
- EPUB 3 Boilerplate
An EPUB 3.0 template maintained by Markus Reiter to help you get started with your ebook. (Includes iBooks display options.)
- EPUB 3 Sample Documents Project
This is a repository of EPUB 3.0 sample documents with open Creative Commons license hosted on Google Code. The collection is intended to showcase features of the EPUB 3 standard, and to provide testing materials for Reading System developers.
- EPUB Straight to the Point
EPUB Straight to the Point—Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders by Elizabeth Castro, Peachpit Press, 2011, on generating the files necessary for creating an EPUB format ebook using Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, and code.
EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files in the browser, and EPUBReader-App is an app that enables reading ePub-files in manyh browsers with no installation.
ePUBsecrets.com is the world’s best resource for all things EPUB. Created by David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, and hosted by Matthew Diener, who has spent years focusing on eBook contracts, content conversion, metadata, and digital distribution.
- HTML5 for Publishers
HTML5 for Publishers by Sanders Kleinfeld, O’Reilly Media, October 2011, covers HTML5 support as a part of the EPUB 3 standard and how publishers can take full advantage of HTML5’s rich feature set to add rich media and interactivity to ebooks.[FREE]
- IDEAL Group Reader
Beta of EPUB3 compatible reader for Android OS, with text to speech in many languages, accessibility features, and support for audio and video.
- IDPF EPUB Validator
This site uses EpubCheck to provide validation information for EPUB 2 and 3 documents. If you are creating commercial EPUBs in volume, you must install EpubCheck instead of using this site.
- International Digital Publishing Forum
The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption. The key IDPF standard is EPUB®, the current version is EPUB 3.0.
- oXygen XML Editor
XML Editor is a cross-platform application available on all the major operating systems used either standalone or as an Eclipse plugin with support for creating, transforming and validating documents composing the EPUB package.
The Readium Foundation develops technology to accelerate adoption of EPUB 3 and the Open Web Platform with Open Source projects for EPUB 3 rendering engines including a Chrome browser extension and a rendering engine SDK.
Sigil is an open source multi-platform EPUB ebook editor with WYSIWYG and code views and supports some features not in the EPUB 2 standard (such as audio, video, and various HTML 5 tags).
- The Indesigner — EPUB Changes in Adobe InDesign CS6
Blog post by Michael Murphy of The Indesigner podcast. Want to know what’s changed in EPUB-related features in InDesign CS6? Here’s the complete list…
- Tobi DAISY Multimedia
Tobi is an open source multimedia production tool that supports DAISY Digital Talking Books designed to ease the process of synchronizing a text document with human narration, including page numbers, hierarchical table of contents, images, footnotes, etc.
- What Is EPUB 3?
An Introduction to the EPUB Specification for Multimedia Publishing By Matt Garrish, O’Reilly Media, explains why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks with features like embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity.[FREE]
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