[OS X TeX] LaTeX conversion to eBook?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 18:33:38 CEST 2012

On Apr 25, 2012, at 11:48 AM, David Derbes wrote:

> Some years ago a friend and I retyped, edited and otherwise  
> modernized an old book in LaTeX (to PDF) for its subsequent reissue  
> (The Einstein Theory of Relativity by Lillian and Hugh Lieber). The  
> firm that reissued it, Paul Dry Books of Philadelphia, is thinking  
> about doing it as an eBook. They have a firm that converts their  
> books to ePub format and has done their non-technical stuff for a  
> fee. The firm wants three times their usual fee for this one. I am  
> hoping to find a much cheaper (or even free, with my sweat equity)  
> solution.
> I suspect that someone (or several someones) on this list have a  
> very simple solution. Is there a package for turning a LaTeX'd book  
> into ePub format?
> The free program Calibre can do PDF to ePub, but they say that PDF's  
> are just terrible for conversion.
> My hope is that there is a better approach than LaTeX->PDF->ePub via  
> Calibre.

Been wondering about that myself last year.

I did a bit of googling but eventually gave up as it did not look too  

As I seem to recall, about the only route I found was LaTeX ––>html /  
OpenOffice? ––> ePub (via Calibre).


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