Basically just a collection of links here related to several projects I’m working on (or planning to in the near future) focusing on online learning/training content. Hoping to explore mobile, love some of the ideas about how new devices and browsers will change navigation… more to come but here’s the start.
http://www.adobe.com/epaper/tips/acr5ebook/pdfs/eBook.pdf instructions for how to make an adobe PDF book
http://jkontherun.com/2010/02/18/ipad-e-books-have-no-part-in-adobes-story/ ebooks on iPad will stay on the iPad
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100201/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_apple_ipad_e_books more about formats
I think PDFs are okay if for free distribution but the software incompatibilities come when you want to sell the content.
http://mashable.com/2009/11/24/kindle-battery-pdf/ kindle and PDFs
PDF files are supported on the following e-book readers: iRex iLiad, iRex DR1000, Sony Reader, Bookeen Cybook, Foxit eSlick, Amazon Kindle (1, 2, International & DX), Barnes & Noble nook and the upcoming iPad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB One criticism of EPUB is that, while good for text-centric books, it is unsuitable for publications which require precise layout or contain advanced formatting. Examples of such publications are comic books and technical books
and couple of links about design: