- The 2011 "Connected Summit" at ACU has a track for "The Future of the Book"
- Consider this blog from 2006: http://futureofbooks.blogspot.com/
- Social Bookmarked links on Delicious: http://www.delicious.com/tag/futureofbooks
- Institute for the Future of the Book: http://futureofthebook.org/
- Keep an eye on Adobe Digital Publishing: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing/introducing-the-adobe-digital-magazine-workflow/
- Compare e-readers (from Wikipedia.org)
- BooksOnBoard: http://booksonboard.com
- ePubBooks: http://www.epubbooks.com/
- eBooks.com: http://ebooks.com/
- Feedbooks: http://www.feedbooks.com
- Gutenberg Project: http://www.gutenberg.org
- ManyBooks: http://manybooks.net
- MyMediaMall: http://www.mymediamall.net
- Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com
- Snee: http://www.snee.com/epubkidsbooks/
- Reading ePubs (non-Amazon): http://www.epubbooks.com/ebook-readers
- Calibre by Kovid Goval: http://calibre-ebook.com/
- Create ePub from any webpage: http://dotepub.com
- Adobe InDesign: Create ePub eBooks
- Apple's iWork: Pages (supports multi-media when viewed in iBooks app) -- see "Creating ePub files with Pages" from Apple and this step-by-step tutorial
- Create ePubs (supports multi-media) and/or publish your own eBooks with ePubBud, $5 per ISBN
- Create ePub files from PDFs and other doc types "while you wait" 2ePub.com (free online converter)
- Creative Book Builder ($3.99) app allows you to create ePubs on the iPad
- From Helen Lazzaro: http://2epub.wikispaces.com
- From Lexcyle.com, Stanza Desktop
- Open source software for Mac or Windows: Bookbin
- From Google, a WYSIWYG ePub editor: Sigil
Read ePub files without a device?
- Download Adobe's free Digital Editions software -- no multi-media support.
- Firefox has a plugin (select "Add-ons" from the Tools menu) http://www.epubread.com/en/ that will read ePub files in the browser -- no multi-media support.
- Create an account to upload and read ePub files on edu.ePubBud.com -- supports embedded multi-media when viewed using Google's Chrome browser, and now Safari 5.1 on the Mac!
- Create an account to upload and read ePub files on bookworm.oreilly.com -- also supports embedded files using Chrome.
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