ePublishing Resources

Here are some useful tools for epublishing.

Companion Tools
Name/Download LinkVersionSize RequirementUse
ePubCheck 4.03.4MB JRE needed epub validating
Adobe Digital Editions 4.58.0MB for Win 7 to Win 10 epub preview
Adobe Digital Editions 1.713.5MB for Win XP epub preview
KindleGen 2.92.5MB necessary for Mobi Maker
Kindle Previewer 2.9180MB JRE included mobi/kindle preview

JRE, Java Runtime Environment should be installed on Windows and Java path should be configured properly. This is a basic requirement for all programs developed with Java language.

epubcheck and Kindle Previewer are developed with Java, so JRE is needed.

Adobe Digital Editions(after 1.8) needs DotNet Framework to run, for old Windows as Win XP without DoNet Framework please use ADE 1.7

Technology Blogs

Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis by Liz Castro

Three Press Blog by Three Press

Books

Online Tools

ePub Validator by IDPF

Discussion

Mobile Read Forum

Online Course

At last, there are two online course about using MS Word, there are many books and courses about MS Word, but no special for epublishing, these two are closing it.

Word 2007: Formatting Long Documents by Lynda.com

Word 2010: Styles in Depth by Lynda.com