With eBookBinder you can create your own eBooks using your existing text-documents in a fast and covenant fashion. There are just three steps to your very own eBook:
1. Enter book details:
Name of the book and its author, add an image for the book-cover, webpage of the publisher and other details can be entered. There is no need to fill all fields, at least you have to enter a name for your book.
2. Add text-files as chapters to your book-project:
Every single text-file you add to eBookBinder is treated as a single chapter. Give your chapters a name and order them by drag'n drop to your desired sequence of chapters.
3. Create your ebook:
Just hit the "Bind Book"-Button and eBookBinder will compile the ebook for you. That's all!
What can be added to eBookBinder?
eBookBinder supports several different types of text-files. Next to plain-text files also doc-, odt-, rtf-, rtfd-, html-, webarchive-, Textbundle- and Textpack.files are supported by eBookBinder. But that's not all!
Support of markup-languages
eBookBinder also accepts plain-text files as input with markup-formatting of following languages: Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, BBCode, Smark
These will be converted on the fly when adding them as chapters to your book-process. Visit the preferences of eBookBinder to determine the file-extensions which should be treated for conversion. All files with appropriate file-extensions will be converted when imported.
Additionally there's the cool splice-feature for markup-formatted documents. If activated (option within preferences), eBookBinder can automatically split (by using headlines as new chapter-beginnings) large documents into small chapters.
Your compiled eBook-project will be saved as an ePub-File. EPub-files can be read by a variety of ebook-readers and by the iBook-application for iOS-Devices like iPhone or iPad.
On the left of the eBookBinder main-window all your book-projects are being listed. You can add and remove as many book-projects as you like.
In-built editor for your chapters
eBookBinder also features an in-build editor which offers some basic editing features like setting text bold, inverse or underlined and alignment of text. However, the best feature of the editor is the "Reduce-Feature": Select the text you want to keep and hit the reduce button, anything not selected will be removed. This is ideal for editing web-articles to remove all the advertising- and navigation-stuff quickly.
Advanced features are the adding of custom HTML-heads to the chapters and custom CSS-stylesheets. Also take a look at the preferences and add some basic values, so you don't need to write them down every time you create a new book-project.
Other notable features:
- optional dark-mode
- international character-set support (Chinese, Russian, Greek etc.)
- Image-, Video-, Audio-files in chapters (only RTFD, Textbundle and Textpack)
- import of DRM-free ePubs
- suitable for VoiceOver
- Export of projects to share them with others
- sort-functions for chapters
- automatic (optional) creation of a table-of-contents page
Note - Changed System-Requirements: eBookBinder requires macOS 10.10 or higher
Note - Changed internal save-structure: eBookBinder 1.4.0 uses a new internal save-structure. When using eBookBinder 1.4.0, you should avoid further use of an older version of eBookBinder
- Textbundle- and Textpack-files have been added to the list of supported files which can be imported
- support for embedded video- and audio-files in RTFD- and Textbundle-/Textpack-files
- rearranged preferences
- chapter-files can now added to the chapter-table using drag'n drop
- new appearance for the dark-mode
- when using the dark-mode, the chapter-editor also gets a dark appearance
- new markup-transformation-engine implemented
- several elements of the user-interface adjusted to match the appearance of the laters macOS versions
- many internal elements of eBookBinder optimized or reworked
- website-links in the menu-bar have been updated
- improved saving when adding chapters to a project
- help-files updated
Ratings and Reviews
This developer “gets it”!
Open standards. Open formats. Keep It Simple Sam. I have every one of this developers’ products and couldn’t be happier.
I sync all my notes on my Synology DiskStation. I don’t use “the cloud”. Everything works flawlessly. Plus, I have the peace of mind knowing that all my data is in an easy to migrate format (markdown usually) and not housed in some proprietary database “locking me in” to a specific Company or software package.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! (Danke schön!)
Brilliant Simplification of ePub Generation
I have spent a lot of time grappling with ePub generation, so the speed and simplicity of eBookBinder comes as a huge relief. As the description says, you enter the name of your book, you add your markdown and other text files, you push the button, and BANG, you’re done.
I personally would like ePub to replace PDF as my standard document format, and simple tools like eBookBinder might make this feasible.
no updates or fixes….any body home...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.