Sigil is back on track—but for how long?

Last summer when John Schember, Sigil’s lead developer, gave me the bad news that Sigil was dead, I cried. Literally. It’s the only time I have ever cried over the loss of a piece of software. Despite the cessation of development, Sigil was still the best out there for building ePubs, and so, with the threat of Sigil losing its place on Google Code a very real possibility, I asked John if I could host the program on my website. Unfortunately I then ran into the problem of this WordPress Read More …

Two more InDesign CS5 Export to ePub bugs to report

In The Global Indie Author, I illustrate how to make an ePub with InDesign CS5, and indicate there are only a few bugs to fix: the defective date code and the inability to embed fonts. Having now converted the more complex book design of The Indie Global Author, which makes use of dozens of external and internal hyperlinks, I have two more bugs to report: all internal hyperlinks will be missing their location code; and external hyperlinks that contain an ampersand (“&”) cause InDesign to stop parsing the file and Read More …