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Its big downside is the lack of native reflowing. Reflowing is the term used to describe when a file can adapt its presentation according to the size of the screen or the settings a user selected. All the dedicated ebook formats offer reflowing based on the sequence of objects in the content-stream. The PDF format can circumnavigate the lack of regular reflowing by using tags to define the underlying structure of a document.
However, tagged PDFs are still not well supported by ebook readers.
They were proprietary formats that Sony created for use on its own range of ebook readers. It is common among ebook collectors thanks to its ability to store metadata within the ebook file itself. It also heavily used as a storage format due to the ease with which it can be converted into other formats. In , Microsoft discontinued the LIT format. Reader vanished earlier this year. It has an advantage over TXT because of its ability to retain special characters and its support for reflowing and text formatting.
EPUB vs. MOBI vs. For epub3 Kobo platforms populate the table of contents with the items listed in the toc nav element of the epub navigation document. The toc nav element is a nav element with an epub:type attribute that has been assigned the value toc. If a page-list nav is not available either, the TOC will appear blank, but will still function as a list of links to each file listed in the epub's OPF spine.
Android falls back to the next available nav element in the order in which they occur: either a page-list nav or a landmarks nav. If neither a page-list nav element nor a landmarks nav element exists, the TOC will be empty. The OPF spine is not used as a fallback on Android. Please note: If an NCX is included in an epub3, it will be ignored. It will not used as a TOC fallback on any Kobo platforms. Landmarks will display as TOC items but will not trigger behaviour on the apps.
So most fields in the metadata section of the OPF file are not read. The one exception is the dc:identifier. Content creators are also advised that the dc:identifier in the OPF should be identical to the identifier in the. Kobo uses external metadata files to populate the various metadata fields on the Kobo website.
The OPF file can be named however the content creator chooses [filename]. Content creators are advised to use tags for manifest items , specifically the cover tag. Special characters and spaces should not be used for file names within an ePub. This can result in naming inconsistencies with the items listed in the OPF manifest. File names containing non-alphanumeric characters are not fully supported, and their use may lead to undefined behaviour, which may be inconsistent across clients.
Background colors may make the content difficult to read when the user has selected the sepia or night modes or when reading on eInk devices.
The impact is particularly noticeable when the value used for this property is set to x-small or small. Content creators are also advised to embed a font that contains Small Caps glyphs for optimal rendering. Style locations Kobo strongly advises against the use of inline styling for all content types reflowable and Fixed Layout. Inline style elements may not be rendered as intended across Kobo's reading platforms. Styles should instead be contained in a linked stylesheet.
Choosing Selectors Kobo advises against applying styles to type selectors alone, like the div or span selectors. It is safer to style and easier to debug CSS that is as specific as possible.
Increase specificity by selecting for type and class, or by selecting for nesting structure. In addition, Kobo inserts div and span tags during processing to enable user functionality ex. As a result, any content contained within the added tags will inherit the styling applied in the CSS. On the Kobo iOS platform, this may result in the background image overlapping with the text.
When users on mobile devices select a large font-size, it will also increase margins set in ems. This can make the content nearly unreadable as the margins increase on each side. Instead, use a fixed unit like px for margins. In this example the margins will always be 4x the size of the font selected and each line will only fit a few letters or words. Creating a new file is the best way to establish page breaks across all Kobo apps.
Support for other page-break methods is not consistent. Page-breaking CSS is only partially supported across Kobo's reading platforms. Support for page-breaking CSS is limited at this time becasue pagination isn't implemented in a way that supports its use across all of Kobo's reading platforms.
Work is underway to add support for all platforms in future releases. Current support across all platforms is as follows: Page Break Type.
My writing evolved and ebooks seemed to fit what I wanted or rather HOW. Some people are critical of those who give their work away for free and they say that it undermines our profession and makes people feel they should get everything for free. How would you respond to this?
Facebook seems to have quite a few people representing companies who are quick to either defend them or attack you if what you are doing seems to tread on their toes.
You can make and share what you want. And also, as far as I see it, there really are not many self-pub ebook writers out there.
Few publishers seem interested but the British Council does do some great free ebooks and nobody questions them. My other response might be that if new and unpublished people can write ebooks that seem to detract or compete with professional ones, maybe the latter should be better.
Healthy competition is always good though and it sometimes disappoints me that there is this kind of attitude. What platforms and tools do you use to publish your ebooks? Why did you choose these platforms? Just Word Nothing else.
I just open Word, write then publish. Oh, I add a cover page too. Personally, I find Word very boring.
It really does not inspire you to be creative. My current trick is to write on my phone or even on paper and then transfer it. How do you market your books and make sure people find them? I soon get tired though.
I do a few posts and then sometimes I make fun images but soon get bored. How important are awards and prizes for you? This is just a hobby. I generally finish a book and then move on.
I never read them again.