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How would you publish a textbook that would be readable across many platforms? Some examples might be to publish it in a format readable on a Kindle which has readers for many devices or use the Book module in Moodle which would be web based or write it in Word and use utilities to convert it to various formats. How would you go about this?
Thanks,
Robert


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I'd use the epub format. Probably from Pages or inDesign

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How would you publish a textbook that would be readable across many platforms? Some examples might be to publish it in a format readable on a Kindle which has readers for many devices or use the Book module in Moodle which would be web based or write it in Word and use utilities to convert it to various formats. How would you go about this?
Thanks,
Robert


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********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.


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Message from jrobinson@ghostshell.com

I echo Mike.  Use .epub format and then if other formats are needed use Calibre (free to convert them).  Calibre could also be used as a server-based distribution center where your students could download any of the formats available right to their device.

Regards,

Jesse


One benefit to ePub (over PDF): It's BASED on PDF but has more features (you can imbed audio and video, for example, if that is supported in the app you are using to create the ePub).

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On Nov 5, 2012, at 11:56 AM, Jesse D Robinson <jrobinson@GHOSTSHELL.COM> wrote:

I echo Mike.  Use .epub format and then if other formats are needed use Calibre (free to convert them).  Calibre could also be used as a server-based distribution center where your students could download any of the formats available right to their device.

Regards,

Jesse