[scribus] epub from sla? or Scribus versus Lyx

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jun 23 14:12:15 UTC 2011

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 09:45:56 am Ed Keith wrote:
> --- On Thu, 6/23/11, John Culleton 
<john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> > I push for the wider adoption of pdf as an e-book 
format. I
> > 
> > don't use anything else. But you can't sell gadgets 
> > on pdf. And you can't control the market a la Kindle 
> > Amazon. So my plea will go largely unheard.
> The downside of PDF is that it can not reflow if you use 
a different screen
> size or fount size. This can be a real pan.
>     -EdK
> Ed Keith
> e_d_k at yahoo.com
> Blog: edkeith.blogspot.com

Agreed for a handheld device. For a conventional computer 
screen using e.g., Acrobat Reader resizing the whole page 
is easy. Or with my e-book you can just print out the whole 
thing, I don't use DRM and the page size is 11 x 8.5 

The markets are different. For a novel or memoir the html 
based format works fine. For a technical work full of 
tables, lists, figures etc. Epub or Kindle are apparently a 
John Culleton

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