June 19, 2013 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Bluezbox Software today is pleased to announce Text2Epub 1.1 for Mac OS X, an update to its utility application that offers drag n' drop conversion of plain text documents into the EPUB file format. EPUB files are especially designed to accommodate eBook publishing, and they are easily displayed on a wide variety of readers, computers, and mobile devices. The app is ideal for self-publishing, and it offers fast, high-quality conversion with user selectable meta-data, font, source encoding, book cover, and export to the iTunes eBook Library. The update adds Russian-language localization.
* Convert plain text (.txt) to EPUB (.epub)
* Fast and high-quality conversion
* Set cover image for EPUB
* Supports 36 encodings
* Embed one of 6 fonts
* Automatically add EPUB books to iTunes
The explosive growth of Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other eReaders has conclusively demonstrated the acceptance of eBooks by publishers and consumers. Text2Epub allows users to drag any manuscript in plain text format (.txt) onto the application's simple control window, click Convert, and quickly produce a file (.epub) ready for online distribution.
The EPUB standard was carefully designed for interoperability between dozens of readers, computers, and mobile devices. Specifically, "EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. EPUB also supports fixed-layout content. The format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale. It supersedes the Open eBook standard," according to Wikipedia.
Users of Text2Epub simply drag n' drop their plain text file into the TXT window. Users may also drag n' drop a graphic into the EPUB Cover window. Next, users may enter the author's name and the book's title into the appropriate fields. Font choices include: None (default), Charis, DejaVu Serif, Droid Serif, Linux Libertine, PT Sans, and PT Serif. Finally, users may choose any one of the Mac's 36 Source Encodings, including: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Cyrillic, etc. A checkbox stores the finished title in the iTunes eBook Library.
"Convert plain text manuscripts, reports, letters, notes, lists, and messages to the EPUB file format," stated Oleksandr Tymoshenko of Bluezbox Software. "Now you can read eBooks and documents anywhere, and gain complete control over text - font size, font style, and more."
* English and Russian
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 8.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Text2Epub 1.1 is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available on request. Also available for $2.99 is Fb2Epub 1.1, which converts .fb2 text files to .epub format.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Oleksandr Tymoshenko of Bluezbox Software is a developer who has been writing software for fun and profit since 1998. His recent projects include Audiobook Binder, Fb2Epub, KnockOnD, and MLSwitcher. Copyright (C) 2013 Bluezbox Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.