Mobileread
Android App for editing epub's
#1  FrankJH 01-05-2022, 07:33 AM
Hi all,

I read about an app called "BookCreator" here in the forum ... this app does apparentlty not exist anymore ...

Here's what I'd like to so:

I created some epub on my desktop pc which I like to read on my tablet ... so far, I've found a way to synchronize the epub's between the tablet and the desktop PC.

I would like to correct the epub's while reading them on the tablet ... of course, I have to edit them. Any ideas how this can be realised?

Here is an app called "epub editor"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epubeditor
but it is only capable of editing the tags ...

As reader app on my Android tablet, I use "Reasily" ( -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmail.jxlab.app.reasily)

... but this app doesn't offer such an edit feature, if I read all correctly ... BookCreator was able to this, but ok ... is not available any more ...



Best wishes, Frank

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#2  feuille 01-08-2022, 09:33 AM
It has always been annoying for me that I could not correct spelling mistakes while reading a book on a tablet. (Or edit the german translation, if it seemed imprecise or not appropriate, even from professional translators.)

Writing an Android clone for Sigil seems not a solution, because you will miss the convenience and the versatility of a pure reader.

So, now I use the following procedure:
I use the "ReadEra" reader on the tablet, mark text passages that I want to change and save them with one fingertip in the reader as a "quote" with my comments. They are automatically synced with Google Drive. When I have finished the book, I start Sigil on the desktop, open the text file with the collected quotes on GDrive and make the desired changes all at once.
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#3  FrankJH 01-11-2022, 06:56 AM
Thanks for answering!

Yes, it's really annoying ...

I think I'll give ReadEra a try ...

Currently, I use Reasily, I think I can add comments there, too.

Your idea with the synchronisation is good.

Kind regards, Frank
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#4  Rbneader 01-25-2022, 11:28 AM
Epubs are just re-nammed zipped files full of XHTML or HTML files, so I change the file extension to ".zip", decompress it, and change the file extension of the chapter I want to edit to ".txt". Then I can edit the files with any text editor. I usually use which chapter is .txt to indicate which chapter I'm editing in and change the file types back and forth as I go, but you could also change all of them at once at the beginning and put them all back at the end.

To make the edited epub, I delete the original .zip file and compress the folder.

It's a little bit more tedious to do it on a phone than with a mouse and keyboard, but since I almost never sit down and read on a computer anymore editing ends up getting done faster overall.

Remembering to transfer the file from the phone to the computer is a little annoying, but otherwise the workflow all happens on the device I read on, which is nice. I only need to copy the file over and import it into Calibre when I'm done.
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