iBooks Author Updated With InDesign and Epub Importer

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Apple rolled out a new update for their ebook making app yesterday with a few major updates. The app is still limited to only running on OSX, but on the plus side it gained new features. According to the changelog, iBooks Author offers a new ebook template and new options for linking inside an ebook. There is ...

Sigil Updated With New Ways to Edit Your Epub Files

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Following a hiatus of close to a year, the open source Epub editor Sigil was updated this week  with new features. In addition to several minor improvements, Sigil also now features a plugin framework which will make it easier for developers to release custom modules that perform specialized tasks: Plugins support is a revision one at this point. ...

eBook Production is Hard – Especially if it is an After Thought to the Paper Book

There's a new article over on The Economist website this week which details the problems one creator experienced while trying to produce a paper book and an ebook for a Kickstarter campaign, and it's well worth a read (beware the paywall). While the article is written from the viewpoint of being frustrated with the process of ...

eBook Royalty Calculator Tells You When You’ll Get Paid And How Much

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Indie authors are used to making back of the envelope calculations on when and how much they'll be paid, but thanks to a nifty new royalty calculator a lot of the guesswork is over. Software engineer and author Deirdre Saoirse Moen has built a handy web-based royalty calculator that can tell you when each of the ...

Calibre Gains eBook Editor in New Update

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What with the news in September that the Sigil Epub editor might not be getting any major updates in the near future (or ever again, for that matter) I have been quietly looking for an alternative (free, preferably, and open source). Luckily for me, one fell in my lap this week. Calibre, the leading ebook management/reading/library/conversion ...