[NTLK] eBook format?
dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Fri Mar 25 11:16:46 EDT 2016
On 3/25/2016 6:55 AM, Marisa Giancarla wrote:
> I released a dozen or so books in Newton Press format, but would it be better to use paperback format? It seems like that might make them available to more users and i am not putting in graphics anyway. What do you think?
Hmm I thought I covered this before. But anyway Newton Book (press) is
better (in my opinion) due to the problem of it not remembering your
place (as Morgan mentioned). There is another plus for Newton Book
format: speech to text option. With bernies book reader (available on
UNNA) you can have the newton "read to you" via text to speech. It
works very well. One tip though, to make sure a Newton Book will work
with Bernie's Book Reader, you need to enter chapters/table of contents.
The reason is Bernie's Book Reader reads a full chapter at a time
into memory. If you do not a table of contents, it will usually be too
big and fail to run on that book.
One tip about building a table of contents with Press, since it lacks a
search function try breaking up the book into different .RTF files
organized by chapter. This would be easy and quick to do in a modern
word processor, and as you import each file it should be added to the
table of contents automatically (if it does not simply add one before
importing the next file). It saves you from hunting though the text
Paperback was popular for a while, but losing your place when closing
the book (well if I recall does hold for a while but not past a restart)
drove me crazy. It was the one reason I abandoned the format. However
if you want a second format offering, it is quick and easy to create a
Paperback book (drag file on Paperback app and done) and would satisfy
the people that use the it. :)
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