EPUB success

To demonstrate the beauty of open-access, it was required we create a publication using either iBooks Author or Epub. Because my beautiful Macbook is over 6 years old, the software is not compatible with iBooks, and I would need to upgrade – no, thank you! So I tried Epub to see where it would get me. I used something I had written for a writing-group meeting earlier this year, so it’s not a long piece – just for demonstration purposes, to see if it would work. It did, and I’m posting the link to it here. Readers might let me know if it’s accessible to them?

Clearly Apple likes ‘walled gardens’. They require the most up-to-date systems to allow the user to run the programme – I’ve not been able to get a look at how it works, but presumably the reader would need to have an equally state-of-the-art operating system in order to read the published article?

Mission accomplished!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Niall Rynne
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 15:26:37

    I was able to get to you posting of A Martian’s Guide to the Blue Planet: on ePub fair play to you, I must give it a go myself. Apple Corp is indeed a very large, creative and expensive walled in garden; one of have frequented since 2000.




    • Lucy
      Oct 29, 2014 @ 16:04:40

      Thanks Niall, that’s brilliant news. I love Macs too, I just don’t have the money all the time to upgrade. I’ve ‘acquired’an Asus T100 or 100T for use in college, because the Mac is heavy to take around all day. So now I’m trying to get used to Windows 8 – it’s not easy 😦



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