Here is my eBook Publishing handout.
As part of my Director’s Brief, I tried my hand at digital self-publishing. This is a multi-media guide with text, pictures and videos. (So if you have a black-and-white eReader, the content will be limited.) Here is one of my attempts, created on Apple’s iWork Pages:
Please try it out! It’s a little buggy yet with line return formatting (and I suspect that all of the video clips are showing the same thing somehow, at least on my device), but I’m moving on for now. You have a couple of options for access:
- download the file (39.6MB) and load it to your device manually
- open the link in a browser on a device enabled to read EPUBs
- download it and use something like www.magicscroll.net or the Firefox add-on called EPUBReader
If you have an Apple device, this is easy…
a) import it into your iTunes library and then sync it with your books.
b) open the link in a Safari browser and iBooks will take care of the rest!
It is published as an EPUB, which according to Wikipedia, can be read on the following platforms (pretty much everything, except Amazon devices):
- Apple’s iBooks app running on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
- Barnes and Noble Nook
- Sony Reader
- Kobo eReader
- Blackberry Playbook
- WordPlayer on Android
- Freda on Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7
- the Mozilla Firefoxadd-onEPUBReader
- Bookeen Cybook Gen3 (with firmware v. 2 and up)
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Lexcycle Stanza
- Moon+ Reader
- Several other desktop reader software programs are currently implementing support for the format (such as dotReader, Mobipocket, uBook).
Unfortunately if you are a Kindle user, as I am, you are out of luck for the moment. Amazon’s eReaders do not support the EPUB format quite yet. (There are rumors that they will someday…)
So, what do you think…?