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R. L. Copple, author of “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software,” updates his recommended methods for the creation of the epub, mobi, and pdb ebook files based upon recent updates to Calibre and testing.
Author R. L. Copple tops off his How to Make an Ebook series with what will be the Appendix A of the book, Creating the PDB Ebook as an added bonus. Of course, using only free software.
Out of the popular ebook formats, the hardest to create without buying an expensive program is the Ereader.com’s pdb files. Epub has Calibre, prc/mobi has MobiCreator, but pdb only has Dropbook. Whereas the others take an html formatted file, easy to do from Open Office or Word, and creates an ebook in those formats, Dropbook requires that you take your book, add in the tags designating chapter headings, italics, bold, etc., and then save it as a text file and “drop” it into the box. If all your tags are valid, it will spit out a pdb file.