A collection of eBook related links I have come across whilst learning to create ebooks. There is a lot of rubbish out there, my aim is to collect the most useful and good resources on ebook design and production.
Design & Formatting
- Yakas Design - graphic design for web and print, ebook formatting and ebook covers.
eBook Apps & Tools
- ePubChecker - check formatting of your ePub.
- ePub Validator - this uses ePublCheck (different from above).
- Sigil - ePub Editor.
- Calibre - e-book library management and editing application.
- Kindle Previewer - converts your ePub to Amazon format. Also shows you what your files will look like on the different Kindle platforms.
- Adobe Digital Editions - Adobe’s free desktop ePub reader.
- Epubreader (for Firefox) - an addon ePub reader for Firefox, can also be used for testing.
- iBooks - Apple’s built-in ebook reading app, download from iTunes.
- Kindle Apps - let you read kindle books on various devices and platforms.
- Kobo - a desktop version of the Kobo eReader, for browsing, purchasing and reading eBooks.
- Ibis Reader - read ebooks on your computer or mobile devices.
- DropBox - great for giving you access to files from multiple devices and for backups.
- ePub Samples - a collection of sample documents, intended to showcase features of the EPUB 3 standard.
Tutorials & Tips
Web Development / Frameworks