EPUB ebooks is supported by most of Ebook Reader devices. Want to share or sell your books on eBooks sites? Here we introduce you some free softwares to create ePub files!
ePub Builder Freeware List:
# 1: Sigil
# 2: eCub
# 3: Calibre
# 4: iBooks Author
# 5: ePubee Maker
If you want to publish & promote your eBooks, this list contains 8 sites to publish & promote your eBooks.
Method 1: Create ePUB files by Sigil
Sigil is the best epub editior and ePUB creator, developed by Strahinja Markovic, it's an open source freeware helps you create ePUB files with easy, Edit ePUB like HTML Editor, anybody can use it build a Rich-TEXT ePUB.
Open the Sigil ePUB Creator, then you create a ePUB object, the content files are list in left side, you can edit epub on right side, it's a rich-text editor, you can easy add/copy text or insert images.
When contents finished, click "Tools"-->"Meta Editor" to edit the ePUB's Meta, like Author, ISBN, Coverage etc
Save the object, your epub created!
Method 2: Build ePUB by eCub
eCub is another great free ePub Creator Software. It supports Windows, Mac, Linux and Portable Device.
Download eCub 1.12 (3.17MB) here: http://www.juliansmart.com/ecub
This software has integraded many functions:
- Creates unencrypted EPUB files from text or XHTML files;
- Creates MobiPocket files if you have the mobigen application;
- allows editing of the text or XHTML files with a simple internal editor or designated external editors;
- helps you create a simple cover design image;
- optionally creates title, content and cover pages;
- can be run from the command line as part of a build script;
- can be used in portable mode (data and settings are stored locally);
- can convert your book content to audio files (WAV or MP3).
Open the software, the interface is very simple & clean.
Click "New", we can start a new task, this is the beginning of creating an eBook.
Then you need to choose the mothod to create ePub eBook. We recommend you the first method. It's much more simple and convenient than the second method.
You can write your story in TXT format, and put every chapter in one single txt file, then make ePub from them by the first method.
A series of settings, just make the option as the description.
After these preparation, it's time for editing the content, you can customize the chapter name, you can adjust the pattern, you can also change the cover & meta information you've set before.
When all the edit jobs are done, click "Compile" in the top bar, your own ePub eBook will be created! Let's read it on computer!
What a perfect eBook! They read like the books in eBookStore!
Method 3: Creat ePub eBooks by Calibre
Calibre is a super eBook software. It can manage your eBook library, transfer eBooks to eReaders, what's more, it can creat ePub eBook by convert other formats to ePub! It supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and Portable Devices.
Download Calibre (44.7) here: http://www.calibre-ebook.com/download
Our site has written some articles about Calibre, therefore, there is no need to introduce this software again here.
If you are interesting about this software, please read our articles below:
Method 4: Build ePub eBook by iBooks Author
iBooks Author is no doubt the greatest ePub builder on Mac OS. Apple even specially held a launch event for this software. You can have a One-Stop eBook publishing experience if you use this software to create ePub eBook.
You can edit your eBook's every tiny detail on Mac, add colorful widgets provided by Apple to your eBook to make it splendid, and you can also publish your book to iBooks Store!
Download iBooks Author (184M) here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?ls=1&mt=12
For this software, Apple has illustrated a detailed using guide, we think that it is displaying our slight skill before an expert if we show you how to use this software here.
Method 5: Convert word documents to epub by ePubee Maker
As a large number of writers prefer to write books and save them as word documents, so this tool ePubee Maker will be very convenient for them. What's more, it is totally free to download, easy to use.
As the image shows, it is an add-on of our word, after we finished writing, we can click on the "Quick Publish" button to convert our books to epub format, without any contents or quality losing.
Download ePubee Maker:
List of ePub supported devices:
ePub books created by this software will Compatible with most e-Readers devices and software.
- Apple iPad (using iBooks)
- iPhone and iPod Touch (using iBooks)
- Sony Reader
- Android devices (using WordPlayer, FBReader, Aldiko)
- Barnes & Noble nook
- Hanlin eReader
- Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Cybook Opus
- iRex Digital Reader 800, 1000
- PocketBook Reader
- Ctaindia's eGriver Ebook Reader
Keywords: ePUB Builder Freeware, ePUB Builder, PDF to ePUB, Word to ePUB, Doc to ePUB, TXT2ePUB,ePUB Creator
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Ada Wang works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.