Towards Commercial eBook Production in Small Publishing Houses

Eduardo Rodríguez López, Ángeles Saavedra Places, Jose Antonio Cotelo Lema, Oscar Pedreira Fernández, Nieves Rodríguez Brisaboa


In this paper we present the rationale behind e|ditor, a tool for online edition of digital contents aimed to small publishing houses. Its goal is to provide them with a user-friendly tool for creating (autonomously and at a commercially viable cost) a wide variety of device-independent enhanced e-books, including pocketbooks, pop-up e-books, school textbooks and extracurricular activities e-books. E|ditor is content-centric, focused in the content creation process. The standard export formats currently supported are EPUB (specially indicated for pocketbooks), SCORM (for LMSs) and HTML5 (for more powerful contents, aiming specially to school textbooks). This provides publishing houses with an appropriate spectrum of formats to cover a wide range of e-book types. This paper describes the main requirements of e|ditor and the design decisions taken to guarantee platform-independence and content reusability whereas providing a general purpose enhanced e-book creation tool.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Rodríguez López E., Saavedra Places Á., Antonio Cotelo Lema J., Pedreira Fernández O. and Rodríguez Brisaboa N. (2013). Towards Commercial eBook Production in Small Publishing Houses . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 116-121. DOI: 10.5220/0004384201160121

in Bibtex Style

author={Eduardo Rodríguez López and Ángeles Saavedra Places and Jose Antonio Cotelo Lema and Oscar Pedreira Fernández and Nieves Rodríguez Brisaboa},
title={Towards Commercial eBook Production in Small Publishing Houses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Towards Commercial eBook Production in Small Publishing Houses
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Rodríguez López E.
AU - Saavedra Places Á.
AU - Antonio Cotelo Lema J.
AU - Pedreira Fernández O.
AU - Rodríguez Brisaboa N.
PY - 2013
SP - 116
EP - 121
DO - 10.5220/0004384201160121