The world of publishing and writing has almost always been related to the Apple company or, if not Windows. applications such as Quarkxpress or Adobe Acrobat Pro have been the most popular options in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they are the only tools we have to create an ebook. Fortunately, there are many applications for creating ebooks that have been developed for installation and use on Ubuntu. Here are some of the tools from free software which work very well in Ubuntu for publish an ebook.
Caliber and Stealth, the ‘prehistoric’ tools for creating an ebook
Until recently Sigil it was the only good tool to create an ebook. It was a free software tool and could be installed on Ubuntu as well as on any GNU / Linux system. However, the Sigil project is stopped and possibly disappears, in the face of this bad news, the Caliber development team has decided to take over the project and has incorporated an ebook editor in its latest versions, so if we have the latest version of Caliber, We can have a good tool to create an ebook.
Jutoh, the business option
Jutoh is a program that we can use in both Ubuntu and Windows or Mac, is a free program but also limited, unless paid, so you will not have any limitations. The limitation of this program lies in not being able to edit more than 20 documents, so for a short ebook it is ideal. It is also a program that stands out for creating ebooks very compatible with major publishing platforms such as Amazon Publishing or iBooks.
Booktype, the choice for many authors
Maybe instead of having a single author for a book, we have several authors or we need help from other authors, for that, the ideal is Booktype, An application that can be installed on a server. Booktype it allows us to create a book between several authors, synchronizing the text and corrections, as well as indicating which part has been written by each of the authors. It is a very popular option because in addition to being a collaborative tool, it gives a lot of play to small publishers.
Calligra Author and LibreOffice Writer, the basics can work
If we do not want to complicate our lives, or learn new tools, it is best to use a word processor such as LibreOffice Writer or Calligra. From the first we have several plugins that allow us to save a document in ebook and from the second we have a program specialized in publications, Calligra Author. As you can see there is no excuse for not using Ubuntu as up to the creation of an ebook can be done with Ubuntu. Does anyone give more?