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2011/04/14

i've written some software

i've written some software.

it makes it easy to create e-books.

it's free.  it won't cost you a penny.

if you're an author who wants to
create e-books easily, and you
want some software to help you,
for free, leave a comment here.

when there are 100 comments,
or when may 1st arrives, whichever
happens last, i will do a beta release
of my software, and we can all begin
to move ourselves into the future...

-bowerbird

104 comments:

  1. Great! I've been looking forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  2. love it! for the mac?

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  3. mac, p.c., and linux (if anyone wants it)...

    .pdf, .html, .mobi (kindle), and .epub...

    -bowerbird

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  4. I'll have another book ready for publishing soon. I'd certainly give it a try.

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  5. Looking forward to giving it a whirl.

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  6. Thank you so much! I love that this blog post is on a vintage scroll background too.

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  7. Count me in! Looking forward to your project reveal.

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  8. I'm looking forward to learning more about your software.

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  9. I will give it a go. What formats does it output?

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  10. output formats are .pdf, .html, .mobi (kindle), and .epub.

    -bowerbird

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  11. Add me to the list. The format list is perfect.

    Mikko

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  12. Sounds like a promising start - count me in!

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  13. Interesting. Is it WYSIWYG (like say sigil) or just conversion from other formats?

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  14. Hey, bowerbird -- we've corresponded about this before. Please count me in.

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  15. Sounds very interesting, please add me to the list.

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  16. I'd like to try your software. I could check whether it works for Turkish characters as I write in Turkish.

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  17. Sounds great - I'll be watching for it.

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  18. I want a Linux version please. Hope it can deal with lots of equations...

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  19. Sounds perfect, and would love a chance to try it.

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  20. I'm game, sounds like something I could use.

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  21. Dearly love to try this. I've done it myself the hard way for my book Grieving Futures, and it was hellish for a non-coder chicka like me. <3

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  22. Love to try it (though not sure the last comment went through.)

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  23. I would like to give it a try. Please include me in.

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  24. Me Me Me!!! Um, please. Novel ready and waiting.

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  25. please let me know when you need reader testers...

    Lee

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  26. I'm interested too.

    I left my Facebook page as my contact site. Just send me a private message if you need my email or other info. Thanks!

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  27. Can I count even though I'm not an author? I'm still hunting for something easy-to-use to make more of my technical and personal materials kindle-ready. (Does this let me edit, too? Or straight conversion from one format to another?)

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  28. Oh yes, a world of yes - a lot of the epub editors/converters I've tried pretend they can do the odd formatting I sometimes use, but then it disappears in iBooks & Stanza - I can get Sigil to do it, but then trying to get a pdf turns into a gigantic pain with a bunch of other software. I crave a single application that can pop out all the formats I need in one nice, clean workflow. :-D

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  29. I'll try with my catalan and spanish writings!

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  30. wow. thank you cory doctorow.
    i've gotta go polish an app now.

    -bowerbird

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  31. I'm interested... turn it loose!

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  32. Count me in! This would be a great tool.

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  33. Definitely interested, and I speak for Ann Margetson, the Poet Laureate of Temiskaming District as well (she's my mother-in-law and I'm getting a couple of books of her's ready to publish).

    Wayne Borean

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  34. Absolutely. Add my name to the list. Larry Santoro

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  36. ok, we've got 80 people. that's really good!
    but it's not quite 100 yet... can you help out?
    we need 20 more people.

    -bowerbird

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  37. I'd give it a shot. Anything that makes my life easier is more than welcome!

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  38. Sign me up, please!

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  39. Another for the pile.

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  40. bring it on...ebooks are gaining strength each day and so is self publishing...

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  41. If it works on Mac OS X, I'll give it a shot.

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  42. I'm always interested to see another e-book creator, the existing ones could certainly use the competition.

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  43. I'm a "Newbie" and willing to try, also!

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  44. I'm game to try it. What operating systems will it run on?

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  45. Nice idea. I was reading about Jaguar, but i don't find where i can download and test. Can you help me? How do you plan to follow the new ePUB3 spec?

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  46. Really curious about this... 102 comments. We're good to go!

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  47. I'm looking forward to something wonderful!

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  48. ok, folks. we've got 100 signups
    for the software, so it will be
    coming right up. check here:

    > http://jaguarps.com

    -bowerbird

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hallelujah...