In which we jump through flaming hoops for EPUB and Kindle.
The ePub spec is long and very formal, but the format itself is fairly straightforward. And while building an ePub by hand is not complicated in itself, reworking content from other formats can be tricky.
Based on a quick Google search, things don’t look too hot for publishing.
What’s dying, though, is not publishing itself but the current model of distributing books. Unfortunately for traditional publishers, this also destroys their current business model, which was based on their effective monopoly on distribution channels.
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.