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BlueGriffon EPUB Edition released

I am happy and proud to let you know I just released BlueGriffon EPUB Edition, the very first Wysiwyg cross-platform editor for EPUB2 and EPUB3 ebooks offering full UI-based control on EPUB packages, including all of EPUB2 and EPUB3 metadata. A more complete list of features and screenshots are available. Implemented with a permanent requirement of conformance to the IDPF specifications, it took more than a year to emerge from the original BlueGriffon Web editor because it's not only some light zip-package management over (x)html editing. EPUB metadata are complex to author and edit, very complex, and it's not a surprise to me if BlueGriffon EPUB Edition is alone right now in that segment of the market.

On the Mozilla side, this is quite good news I must say. Most current EPUB readers and authoring tools are based on WebKit or the rendering engine inside Apple Pages. BlueGriffon EPUB Edition shows that Gecko is a 100% viable solution as a rendering engine for EPUB. It also shows that XUL is still a superb technology allowing very complex consumer- or business-oriented applications.

To celebrate the launch of BlueGriffon EPUB Edition, a discount coupon is available until the 25th 00:00am Pacific time, giving you a 25€ discount per license purchased.

Comments

1. On Tuesday 23 October 2012, 12:35 by Leif Halvard Silli

Congratulations. I might buy this, later on.

But I wonder: From and (X)HTML5 point of view, does BlueGriffon EPUB edition behave any different from the way BlueGriffon "Web edition" behaves? Does it contain improvements, and not only new features? Example: Nesting of lists in BlueGriffon (often) works contrary to the spec. The spec demands nesting via <li>:

<ul><li>Foo <ul><li>Nested foo</li></ul></li><li>bar</li></ul>

But BlueGriffon tends to end up with nesting via <ul> – as if the nested <ul> is a kind of list-item:

<ul><li>Foo </li><ul><li>Nested foo</li></ul><li>bar</li></ul>

2. On Tuesday 23 October 2012, 13:00 by Herman

Daniel,

no offense but I recommend that you hire a graphic designer for your website. Since you are selling design tools, your website should be really professional and not only average.

H

3. On Wednesday 24 October 2012, 23:05 by Will

Hi Daniel,

seems like a great application! I really hope Mozilla realizes their platform is an excellent foundation for EPUB3, way better then Webkit, and we get to see EPUB reading capabilities with MathML soon, maybe in B2G?