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#11  oxen 10-01-2012, 06:39 AM
EpubSTAR is an epub format e-books generator, and now supports "WORD to EPUB" conversion and "TEXT to EPUB" conversion. You can use EpubSTAR to convert your Word document (doc, docx) or plain text file (txt) into the EPUB format eBooks automatically.

#12  xrm0 01-25-2013, 10:11 AM
ExplodeImplodeEpub makes the process of uncompressing / editing / compressing an epub easier.

Forum post
Download link and help

#13  DaleDe 03-16-2013, 06:43 PM
glyphIgo is a swiss Army Knife of fonts in ePub. It can do:

1. List all Unicode characters used in an EPUB file or a plain text UTF-8 file.
2. List all Unicode glyphs present in a TTF/OTF/WOFF font file.
3. Check whether a given font file contains all the glyphs needed to properly display the given EPUB or plain text file.
4. Minimize a given font file, that is, create a new font file containing only the subset of glyphs of a given font that are contained in a EPUB or plain text file.
5. Convert a font file from/to TTF/OTF/WOFF format.
6. Export one of the above lists of Unicode characters as an EPUB file, for quick testing on an eReader.

For more see:

#14  elibrarian 04-27-2013, 06:29 AM
epubcheck (the "official" java tool)

EPUB Validator (online, idpf)

ePub Check Batch (Windows)
(Windows Batch file wrapper for Drag&Drop)

epubcheck for Mac OS X (AppleScript wrapper by pdurrant)

FlightCrew (standalone version, also built in Sigil) (MacOS, Windows, Linux)

Pagina EPUB-Checker (Windows/Mac/Linux)

There are other tools out there (some commercial, but IMHO they're not any better than those listed above, just because they have a price tag!) - generally, check the file dates, many, if not all of them are old and not maintained!



#15  Toxaris 05-20-2013, 03:09 PM
e-Book Tools is a Word add-in with a collection of all kinds of procedures that will help you in the process from OCR to ePUB. One of the procedures actually creates an ePUB for you directly from Word. It must be touched-up, but gives a solid base. It can be discussed at

#16  DaleDe 01-04-2014, 02:46 PM
ePubPack, a quickie ePub zip utility for Windows (GPL) is an open-source utility to help quickly create a proper ePub zip container from a folder.

#17  AlPe 01-04-2014, 05:22 PM
EPUB3Reader (Android app)

This proof-of-concept Android app lets you easily read and navigate complex EPUB 2/3 eBooks (internal/external links, parallel texts). In the GitHub repo you can find the APK, the source code, screenshots and some EPUB eBooks with parallel texts.

This is an academic project, under active (if slow) development at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova, Padova, Italy --- I co-mentor the students involved in the code development.


MR thread:

#18  AlPe 01-04-2014, 05:28 PM
Menestrello (Android/iOS app)

Menestrello is an iOS/Android app for enjoying EPUB 3 Audio-eBooks with Media Overlays, that is, with audio and text in sync. The app can be freely downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. Please visit the Menestrello Web page for a video introduction, screenshots, free demo EPUB 3 Audio-eBooks, and more.

Note: this free app is being developed by ReadBeyond, Padova, Italy --- company which I co-own and for which I work.


MR Thread: existed in the "Reading and Management" section, but some overzealous mod deleted/moved it because of "self-promotion". I hope this post is ok.

#19  chilliboy999 04-14-2014, 03:27 PM
EpubVnoc is a converter that converts PDF files to EPUB format.
(LaTeX support is planned!)

#20  eBookLuke 07-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Writer2ePub is a free extension for OpenOffice/LibreOffice/NeoOffice that creates EPUB files from .odt files and all other text files readable by *Office suites.

It is not a file conversion utility, but a real EPUB development tool for Publishers and Self-Publishers. The goal of W2E is to create a ready-to-publish EPUB that needs no further editing at XHTML-CSS-XML level. Anyway, the generated code is very clear and easy-readable.

Metadata and other settings are editable and stored inside the .odt document, making simple the correction and interchange of the source file, saving time and cost for eBook development.

Version 1.x is downloadable from W2E site:

A version 2 is planned soon, with many improvements including EPUB3 output, editing window, source cleaning and correction tools and more.

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