It is certainly possible to embed custom fonts and have them be used in iBooks, as well as on other EPUB reading systems. The process is known as embedding. Embedded fonts are simply included in the .zip archive that comprises the EPUB file, and then referenced properly in all the relevant content files. Places you will need to reference them include:
You may give a try to some book specific social network like Goodreads; you don't need to register to view its contents, so if you look at a book page you can see that it shows many sections like "other books from the author", "readers also enjoyed", "lists with this book" and so on.
Of course if you choose to register you will have more options, like rating ...
What Should I Read Next is a decent service. It doesn't require an account, which is an added bonus. You simply type in a title or author and the service will recommend books by the author or similar to the title you entered. The links provided will point you to Amazon for further information, so it is not ebook specific (and may take a few manual steps to ...
You've pretty much sussed out "frontlist"--the older titles, by comparison, are all "backlist". And yes, digital rights are similar to copyright. Basically (and IANAL), the author has copyright to the created work, and can then assign/give/sell some or all of those rights to other people. So "digital rights" means that you either have copyright, or the ...
is the attribute that prevents a file in the spine from appearing in iBooks. In your case, you would simply remove it from this line which appears in the content.opf file:
<itemref idref="cover" linear="no"/>
If you sync your phone to your computer, you should be able to see all your files in this location:
Use a terminal to go there, or press CMD+Shift+G in Finder and paste in the path.
Note that your books will not be named as titles but rather the hash of the file. With some basic plist ...
To extend on Tom's answer I have to disagree with how the media type is written for Truetype and I would also like to show how its written for Opentype.
In the .opf file <manifest>:
<item id="Roboto_Regular" href="fonts/Roboto_Regular.ttf" media-type="application/x-font-ttf" />
media type for Truetype is: "application/x-font-...
I don't think text-align left and Justify text have anything to do with one another. Justification is usually controlled by the reading system, while text-align left is the default behavior for text. The css property text-align mainly has to do with alignment inside of a box (usually a single line). You could use another css property to scoot the text to the ...
Assuming that you've got a reflowable epub formatted semantically, it should do this automatically. I've seen some conversions that used tables to lay out text rather than simply putting each paragraph in a <p> tag, and that can have the result you describe. To be any more specific, I'd have to have a look at your code. If you update your post with a ...
Try the book recommendation tool on Zolabooks.com/recommendations. You enter a title, it recommends four others. If you click on one of the recommended books, it re-enters the search using that book as the seed. The service was built from the foundations of Bookish, a company that was founded by several of the large publishers.
I found the answer to this on stackoverflow. You can target different iBooks reading modes using these special CSS selectors:
Here's an example. I was using an <hr> below my chapter heading. I set the color to black, but in Night ...
Wouldn't you just be able to use iTunes to copy the file from your tablet/phone onto your desktop?
It's been a while since I've done it, but after you connect your device and it appears in itunes, you just have to sync it. (I don't think it's going to the cloud, but maybe I'm wrong).
This might not apply in your case, but my response was getting too long for comments.
If you have an epub3 and you have access to the files, you can set the page progression direction.
If you look here at the section titled Global Direction you'll see that you can set the direction globally in content.opf:
<spine toc="..." page-progression-direction="...
This is a case where a very user-friendly tool works well on only one platform.
Before I say anything else, you should have learned how to create and edit links in HTML. Also, it might help to use css which allows you to force a new page. Sample code here: http://www.paulsalvette.com/2012/04/adding-page-breaks-for-your-kindle.html (Keep in mind that ebook ...
I have not used it but this program claims to be able to remove DRM without affecting the book. http://www.remove-drm.com/ibook-drm-removal-mac.html
If this can be confirmed as working you have your answer (yes)
Yes, this happens automatically.
During the publishing process, you specify whether the book is new or
an update to a previously published version. If it is an update, you
must provide a new version number. Readers who downloaded your book
are notified in iBooks that a new version is available.
This is what I've found thus far.
The most cross-platform solution to providing an accessible glossary would be using hyperlinks (styled so as to be somewhat unobtrusive) that link to a glossary in the back. Only the first occurrence of a word would be hyperlinked in this way, and the glossary entries would contain links that send the ...
First of all, note that iBooks for OS X is very very buggy, and its behavior differs from iBooks on iOS with respect to many functions.
Said that, note that "iBooks hiding <aside> elements" is an Apple quirk; any other reading system, in absence of relevant CSS rules or if they don't have a specialized behavior on elements carrying an epub:type, will ...
Newest version (as of 8/2/2016) v5.2.5 is on itunes connect.
iBooks Asset Guide 5.2.5
iBooks Store Formatting Guidelines
Tried editing the url from @Tom's answer and found this: