xelaton_logo
English   Deutsch
eBookBinderHead

eBookBinder is the super-easy tool to create your own eBooks using your existing text-documents. There are just few major steps to your very own eBook.


ebookbinderIcon Available at the Mac App Store

               

eBookBinder - Feature-Overview


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 per 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:

  • plain-text files
  • doc-documents
  • odt-documents (OpenOffice and alike)
  • rtf- and rtfd- documents
  • html-documents
  • webarchive-files (Safari)

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

These will be converted on the fly when adding these as chapters to your book-process. Visit the preferences of eBookBinder to determine the file-extensions which should be treated for conversion. All files with appropriate file-extensions will be converted when imported.

Additionally there's the cool splice-feature for markup-formatted documents. If activated (option within preferences), eBookBinder can automatically split (by using headlines as new chapter-beginnings) large documents into small chapters.

Qutput-formats (ebook-formats)

Your compiled eBook-project will be saved as an ePub-File. EPub-files can be read by a variety of ebook-readers and by the iBook-application for iOS-Devices like iPhone or iPad.

Additionally, eBookBinder can create mobipocket-files. Therefore the free tool kindlegen (available at amazon.com) has to be installed and set within the preferences. eBookBinder takes care of the rest.
Mobi-files are especially used for Amazon Kindle-devices and -applications.

Project-Manager and automatic saving

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 to.
All your project-details are being saved automatically, you don't need to care about that (exception, in-built chapter-editor, you'll be asked, if you want to save changes).

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, anything not selected will be removed. This is ideal 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.

Furthermore eBookBinder offers convenience-features to rename and adding enumeration to your chapters quickly.

Importing ePub-files

eBookBinder can read in ePub-files, which are not DRM-protected, and creates of its contents a new book-project which can be edited just like the normal projects.


International character-set-support

eBookBinder supports a wide set of character-sets. Texts written for example in Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese or Russian can be used with eBookBinder.

New Features introduced with version 1.1.0

  • complete new epub-compiling engine
  • option to remove inline CSS-Styles from chapters in the advanced pane, turned on by default
  • added Metadata-field for General subject of book, optional
  • automatically adds title-metatag to chapter-heads if it is missing
  • option to add a Table of contents with clickable items
  • notices-page is now optional and can be renamed to whatever you like for the navigation
  • new "Add Numbering"-Options: Roman-style numbers I II III and i ii iii
  • small overview of book statistics, use CMD+Shift+i to call up
  • some metadata can be added to the notices page. To do so, change the css-template values of noticesDescription, noticesPublisher, noticesISBN, noticesCopyright from hidden to visible

eBookBinder-Icoon Demo-Version Download ebookbinderIcon Available at the Mac App Store