With eBookBinder you can create your own eBooks using your existing text-documents in a fast and covenant fashion. There are just three steps to your very own eBook:
1. Enter book details:
Name of the book and its author, add an image for the book-cover, webpage of the publisher and other details can be entered. There is no need to fill all fields, at least you have to enter a name for your book.
2. Add text-files as chapters to your book-project:
Every single text-file you add to eBookBinder is treated as a single chapter. Give your chapters a name and order them by drag'n drop to your desired sequence of chapters.
3. Create your ebook:
Just hit the "Bind Book"-Button and eBookBinder will compile the ebook for you. That's all!
# What can be added to eBookBinder?
eBookBinder supports several different types of text-files. Next to plain-text files also doc-, odt-, rtf-, rtfd-, html-, Textbundle- and Textpack-files are supported by eBookBinder. But that's not all!
# Support of markup-languages
eBookBinder also accepts plain-text files as input with markup-formatting of following languages: Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, BBCode, Smark
Those will be converted on the fly when adding them as chapters to your book-project. Visit the preferences of eBookBinder to set the file-extensions which should be treated for conversion. All files with appropriate file-extensions will be automatically converted when imported.
# The Output-format
Your compiled eBook-project will be saved as an ePub-File. ePub-files can be read by a variety of ebook-readers among them the iBook-application for iOS-Devices and Mac-Computers.
In addition, eBookBinder can create mobipocket-files, which can be read by Kindle devices and applications, by setting up the kindlegen-tool.
On the left of the eBookBinder main-window all your book-projects are being listed. You can add and remove as many book-projects as you like.
# In-built editor for your chapters
eBookBinder also features an in-build editor which offers some basic editing features like setting text bold, inverse or underlined and alignment of text. However, the best feature of the editor is the "Reduce-Feature": Select the text you want to keep and hit the reduce button, everything not selected will be removed. This is convenient for editing web-articles to remove all the advertising- and navigation-stuff quickly.
# Advanced features
Advanced features are the adding of custom HTML-heads to the chapters and custom CSS-stylesheets. Also take a look at the preferences and add some basic values, so you don't need to write them down every time you create a new book-project.
# Other notable features:
- international character-set support (Chinese, Russian, Greek etc.)
- Image-, Video-, Audio-files in chapters (only RTFD, Textbundle and Textpack)
- import of DRM-free ePubs
- suitable for VoiceOver
- export of projects to share them with others
- sort-functions for chapters
- automatic (optional) creation of a table-of-contents page
- automatic splitting of Markuo-formatted texts into chapters using headlines as new chapter-beginnings
For more information about eBookBinder, visit Xelaton.com. There you can also send me a message in case of problems or questions via the contact form!
- new internal markup interpreter with improvements for all Markup languages supported by eBookBinder
- internal adjustments to improve the chapter read-in process
- improvements when adding chapters via drag'n drop