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Andy Young
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EBW vs eBook Pro vs eBook Compilers
« on: Jun 3rd, 2003, 5:50am »
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Hello  
 
Sorry to be mentioning one of the competition e-book writers, but does anyone have any knowledge / experience of e-book pro (EBP) compared to EBW?
 
I have checked out their website but don't have as much interractivity as on the EBW site.  
 
As I have yet to purchase software, I need to decide between these two.
 
On the basis of what I have seen though, I think it will be the EBW - just need reassuring!
 
Comments from moderators also gratefully recieved!
 
Regards  
 
Andy
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Re: EBW vs eBook Pro
« Reply #1 on: Jun 5th, 2003, 11:08am »
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To be frank I've never tested it (I should ask to someone else here), from the home page it seems to me an "HTML compiler" so it's likely you need an external editor and then this will "compact" external files in an ebook.
It seems it have some additional features for distributing delivering the ebook if you bought another software of them.
 
Of course just a fast read so I might be wrong.
 
In my work at the support staff I remember an email from a customer that said that he tried (or if I am right he actually bought) ebook Pro then decided to purchase EBooksWriter, but I can't find who...
 
If you are that guy and you are reading, please post a comment here
 
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 6th, 2003, 2:32am »
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Yes, the e-book pro software is an HTML compiler. As far as I can make out, you have to format . compile your e-book in MS Word, save the content as an HTML file, then offer this file up to the e-book pro software which then makes the e-book.
 
The additional software, which can work alongside thet of e-book pro, is mailloop. In using the two together, you can distribute your e-book automatically whilst gathering information for future marketing purposes.
 
If anyone (especially the person mentioned who has used / bought this software) has any info on it's usability, I would be grateful for the feedback.
 
Still think I'll go for the EBW though, but you never know!
 
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 3rd, 2004, 3:10pm »
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I just found enough time to wander through the forum, so I'm late. But I figured that others would be looking for substance on this subject, and the date becomes unimportant.
 
After spending a small fortune buying hypertext applications for "full-field" testing, I came to this conclusion: Most vendor's ebook products lack certain features and/or require supporting products; their own or that of others. Put together a package that does everything VV packages do, and you will find that VV's stuff is more economical in the end.  
 
Want to put together an ebook (for example)? The VV product takes you from the beginning to the end product as a standalone. Turn on the computer, bring up the VV product and have a deliverable ready to go when you shut the computer down! It's a standalone and it does it all.
 
No...I have no connection or interest in VV, except using their  products.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 9:49am »
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I have actually purchased e book pro and mail loop and haven't been able to use them yet. It is a compiler and you have to create your document to be HTML friendly to work in e book. I have 6 manauls in a .ppp extension that I've been trying to convert over without re-doing them and have found e book to be very finicky. Aside from that, their support has been less than helpful - but, their talking to someone who has NO experience (and doesn't want to) in HTML.  Looking like I can at least copy and paste into e Books to facilitate what I want to do. Gonna return e book pro and invest in e books writer soon.
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 29th, 2004, 6:43am »
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please if anyone has experience with mailloop i would be greatfull to contact me in my email.
I really need help how to use it and i can even contribute for your time to explain me.
regards,george
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 18th, 2007, 3:12am »
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I've in the process of comparing your ebookmaker with others and imho you are one of the most expensive with the HyperPublish program.  
 
Let's say I already have my ebook written with all of my formatting already completed and my pages are HTML pages.  
Most of the other programs compile my pages, Create Table of Contents, add security to the book, and add some other features like book covers, and splash pages. I've tried them and they seem rather simple and straightforward.
 
It seems that your program assumes that no pages have been written and that the user is starting from scratch.
 
What are the some of the advantages of using your text editor or word processor rather than just using WORD and then converting ?
 
Maybe you could point out the advantages of using your program versus a.) using WORD in conjunction with another simpler, less expensive ebook maker software or b.) using frontpage.
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Re: EBW vs eBook Pro vs eBook Compilers
« Reply #7 on: Sep 18th, 2007, 3:22am »
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First of all, you don't need HyperPublish / 1Site in case you already have your own website / website software.
To put your ebookswriter's ebook on a web site you just need a FTP program (like any other file).
 
For the rest, EbooksWriter is not just a trivial ebook compiler. When you use a ebook compiler, the protection is weak and can be easily forced as they rely on HTML to store data and they need to pass the data to the Internet Explorer engine to display them - this means two big vulnerabilities.
EBooksWriter do not use/incorporate Internet Explorer and do not use HTML to internally store the data.
 
Also, they cost less as with a ebook compiler you need an external editor. EBooksWriter has an internal editor that is optimized for creating hypertext, and it is 10x faster than html creator products - you care about content and you visually link pages. For a 400 pages ebooks, you never have to manage files and to remember file names, and you act on a single file (the ebook): with a normal html creator you get crazy with all these scattered files.
And there are 5000+ features....
 
Of course this costs more than a trivial program that takes something already made and adds a weak protection. But it "costs" more a $80 bottle of water, or a $120 bottle of good old Brunello di Montalcino or good Champagne ?
 
 
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> It seems that your program assumes that no pages have been written and that the user is starting from scratch.
> What are the some of the advantages of using your text editor or word processor  
 
the easy visual linking, to say one. The fact you can easily move around the pages with CTRL+ and CTRL- and lots of other ways... you have all the work under your control. The fact links are already active in the editor (double click) so you can test them quickly. It's a user interface 10x faster than the competition...
Of course you can copy / paste existing text.
 
But once you realized the power of the internal interface you will no longer use external editors....
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