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whats the 'default' e-book format? I was thinking of a basic html like all the HOWTO's you see on the internet but is there somethign different thats considered the "e-book standard" would like to do some e-book for for the local school district and offer the work over the web aswell...
using the GNU Free Documentation License. Tho, I haven't looked into alternative licenses, perhaps theirs something better fitting?
these e-books would be treated like GPL programs pretty much, add to them, modify, print, redistrobute, etc.
I have "acquired" copies of quite a few books. A few of them are plain text, but the majority is .pdf Depending on the type of book, I prefer both formats. If it's a reading book (a novel) I prefer .pdf because I can see chapter's in the side bar. If it's a how to, I prefer html if it's long, and txt if it's short. If it's something like a dictionary type, html because of the linking to ther terms. Encyclopedia, I prefer html also for linking, but also because I like to have the "find" abilities.
But back to the point, most of my e-books are .pdf
Originally posted by bkeating
What kind of PDF authoring tools are available for Linux?
htmldoc is a good one, it takes a single html file and converts it into a pdf file. I've had good luck with it. There's also the round about way of installing DocBook and using openjade and pdfjadetex. This is a good way to build a standard document that can be transfered around and not have to worry about people writing in different formats because DocBook can go to them from a single source file.
Have you downloaded any of those $97 ebooks recently? All this bit looks like spam to me. E-Books haven't cost $97 since 1578 (this ignores the period of March to August 1845 when e-Books were in short supply and the price went through the roof). Stop wasting your money on hard copies of e-Books when the rest of us are reading them off the internet. All of it. - end lesson.