The ePub has landed! The ePub has landed!

Sarah O'Keefe / News3 Comments

Our Technical Writing 101 book is now available in an ePub edition. You can purchase it from our online store or get it from Apple’s iBookstore.

Kudos to Ryan Fulcher, who spent his first weeks here immersed in the niceties of FrameMaker to XHTML to ePub. I think he’s still speaking to me.

The ePub edition is priced at $19.99 in our store and available worldwide. Via the Apple store, it’s $19.99 in the U.S., €13,99 in France and Germany, and £12.99 in the United Kingdom. (And yes, we realize that there’s an opportunity for currency arbitrage here. We can’t make the prices match exactly.)

The ePub has all the content from the original print and PDF editions. Cross-references are live, and we did some work to make the content look good in a variety of ePub readers. The file clocks in just under 4 MB, which isn’t too bad for 328 printed pages with lots of graphics and tables.

Are you interested in ebooks? Are you already reading them? What book would you like to see as an ePub next?

Purchase Technical Writing 101, ePub edition

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Content strategy consultant and founder of Scriptorium Publishing. Bilingual English-German, voracious reader, water sports, knitting, and college basketball (go Blue Devils!). Aversions to raw tomatoes, eggplant, and checked baggage.

3 Comments on “The ePub has landed! The ePub has landed!”

  1. That’s good news, but I already bought sometimes ago the pdf version.
    I’m interested in how you created the ebook. Was it a transform from the DITA sources?

  2. Hi Ben,

    We do have content in DITA, but the TW101 book is in unstructured FrameMaker. (When we got started with the first edition, DITA wasn’t really an option, and we’re too lazy/busy to convert it over.)

    So, from unstructured FrameMaker, we went to XHTML via MIF2GO. We tried out a variety of ePub packaging tools, but ended up doing most of the manifest work by hand with some scripting. It was a bit time-consuming to figure everything out the first time around, but not particularly technically challenging.

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