dotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-book

dotEPUB is software in the cloud that allows you to convert any webpage into an e-book.

For content consumers (readers), we have developed a bookmarklet for modern browsers (desktop or mobile). And, if you are a Chrome or Firefox user, you can install the dotEPUB extension in your browser.

For content producers (editors, authors), we offer Creator and a widget. Creator lets you make an e-book from a text of your own. The widget helps your users getting the content of your website in e-book form (see the tips for webmasters).

For more customizable results, developers can use our API (read the documentation).

PressBooks: simple book production

Easily create ebooks for any device, webbooks for accessibility and promotion, and PDFs for printbooks and print-on-demand. Use our distribution services to get your books into Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook and other retailers — or do it yourself. PressBooks is built on WordPress, so it’s as easy as blogging.

Choose from our design templates for ebooks that look great in Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Nook, and other ereaders.

Papertrell – a new way of creating and experiencing books and content

A scalable and cost effective solution for publishers to re-purpose books as apps.

Apps are a dilemma and they are expensive to build. Ebooks are very limiting. And what about marketing? These are common refrains from publishers of illustrative non-fiction, cookbooks, how-to books, reference books etc.

Papertrell solves these problems. It is the result of over 3 years of pioneering work in book apps in partnership with some of the world’s leading publishers.

Aerbook Cloud Publishing

Create, share, and sell graphical eBooks and apps made in your browser without writing any code.

It’s the easiest, most inexpensive way to make tablet-worthy titles for all major formats and devices.

Make finished eBooks and SDK-ready apps in your browser.

Kindle, and iBookseBooks. iOS, Fire, Nook app projects.

End users can share any page on any social network.

Aerbook Maker radically reduces the cost and complexity of building next generation, graphical eBooks and true native apps, for multiple formats and devices.

Not fully or officially supported until iOS 6, but much of Maker works on the iPad today.

Booktype

Booktype makes it easier for people and organisations to collate, organise, edit and publish books. Delivering frictionlessly to print, Amazon, lulu.com, iBooks and almost any ereader, Booktype facilitates collaborative production processes. No more lost manuscripts, overwritten Word files, awkward wikis or cumbersome CMSes.

Want Sourcefabric to take care of your own platform’s installation, hosting, upgrades, and security? Look no further than Booktype Pro.

Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: Quickest, easiest, cheapest way to create an ebook?

I’ve been writing about creating ebooks for a while and it occurred to me that I’ve tried to cover a lot of the edge-case scenarios: nice formatting, drop caps, special fonts, audio, video, fixed layout, poetry, and more. But what if you had a drop-dead simple book and you wanted to create an ebook in the quickest, easiest, cheapest way?

Here’s what I’d recommend. First, download OpenOffice. It’s free and available on multiple platforms.

Next, download the Writer2ePub extension. It is also free. It was written by Luca “Luke” Calcinai, and like a good European, he offers documentation in several languages. Install the extension by choosing Tools > Extension Manager from inside OpenOffice and then clicking the Add button and finding Writer2ePub.

How to Easily Write and Publish eBooks With Sigil

With the growing popularity of ebook readers like the Kindle and iPad, more and more people are reading on a screen rather than from printed books. And more and more authors are getting into the act. Why not you?

Maybe you’re a budding author who wants to self publish. Or maybe you’re a software developer who wants to distribute documentation in a slightly different way. You could be a blogger who wants to collect a bunch of their best posts into an ebook.

There are several ways to do that. You could fire up your favorite word processor, start typing, and then create a PDF file. Or you could go straight to a format that just about every electronic device can handle. The easiest way to do that is to write an publish using SigilSigil is an Open Source WYSIWYG ebook editor that produces ebooks in the popular epub format. You can read books in epub format using just about any dedicated ebook reader, on most smartphones and tablets, and even on desktop or laptop computers.