These are my notes from a roundtable discussion about eBooks and ePub Format Digital Books at the 2011 Chicago Tech Forum. This session was facilitated by Charlene Chausis:

Kindle is the only platform which currently can’t read ePub format

Project Gutenberg is a great place to find content (available in ePub, Kindle and other formats)

Advantages of ePub
– can search, change font size, highlight and annotate

IBooks for iPad let’s you email your notes

Nook app for iOS doesn’t give you free access to all Barnes and Noble books in the store to ALL available ebooks like you can on a “real” Nook when you are in the store

Harper Collins currently limits a library to 26 virtual checkouts of an an ebook title via Overdrive

Sites for creating and using ePubs

Future of the Book blog resources

Teaching,creating and sharing mobile content for eReaders using ePub format

2ePub is conversion site

Charlene’s tutorial on using Apple Pages to create ePubs…

Great website for ePub ebook content $5 ISBN numbers from ePubBud

Apple has a very nice template for creating an ebook, you can drop your multimedia in recently had published ePub examples: Making Government Tenable….

In Apple Pages when you insert media to a doc you want to export as ePub, make sure you choose “in-line object” so it will export

Charlene’s school tries to keep ePub files down to 20 MB in size Al Gore’s New book is an ebook leveraging a lot of the power of ebooks on the iPad (currently)

Great ebook and ePub resources page via @cchausis #tltechforum Tip for iOS app SimpleNote: if kids use the same account in a class everyone can share notes

recommended reading from @cchausis Al Gore Invents a Showpiece E-Book

CK12 can output created eBooks online (free)

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2 Responses to eBooks and ePub Format Digital Books: A #tltechforum Roundable

  1. Mark V says:

    As ePubs and eBooks become a more popular option for colleges as a primary text, blogs like these will provide valuable tools for moving students forward.

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