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#1  AliceWonder 08-22-2019, 01:05 PM
I'm typesetting the printed / PDF version with LaTeX - typesetting software common in the academic world. Plan to use tex4ht to export from LaTeX to HTML and then import into Calibre to properly format it in ePub, imagine I have a lot to learn.

Plan to publish both as ePub w/o DRM and export to Amazon's format, even though I personally am very much opposed to DRM philosophically (pirates always find a way around it, DRM almost always only hurts the honest people)

Probably will buy a kindle device, part of the magazine will have reviews of books in same genre that often are *only* published via Kindle, I won't always be the one writing the review but I at least need to read them so I can make sure the review that has been written is accurate.

Well, thank you ahead of time for the welcome wishes, hopefully what I learn reading here will help me produce the best ePub version of my coming periodical as possible.

I'll be using Calibre to test what I produce, and probably send it to my phone too (Android) to double check it there.
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#2  michal.h21 08-23-2019, 06:45 AM
Hi Allice, I am tex4ht developer. If you want to produce ePub or Mobi files from LaTeX, you can try tex4ebook, which can produce them directly. It uses tex4ht in the background and apart from automation of the process, it can also include the cover image, document metadata and table of contents from your LaTeX document.
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#3  AliceWonder 08-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Quote michal.h21
Hi Allice, I am tex4ht developer. If you want to produce ePub or Mobi files from LaTeX, you can try tex4ebook, which can produce them directly. It uses tex4ht in the background and apart from automation of the process, it can also include the cover image, document metadata and table of contents from your LaTeX document.
In the LaTeX itself I'm actually usually tocloft to produce several custom tables of contents - one for short stories, one for essays/poems, one for interviews, one for the back pages (content submission guidelines, artistic credit, etc.) and where the content appears is mixed - e.g. an essay may be between two short stories.

So I suspect manual modification of the resulting output will still be necessary, but I will definitely look at tex4ebook. Thank you.
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