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code that we implement in
creating each of our
clients' ebooks is
independently checked
and verified by the W3C as being fully compliant


Operating Systems

We guarantee that our conversions are 100% compatible with the major operating systems used
by desktop and laptop
computers and mobile

eBook formats and apps

Free apps available to download from Amazon make it possible to read Kindle ebooks on a laptop or desktop PC; a Mac desktop computer, iPad; and on a number of mobile devices—including smartphones and tablets that run under the Android operating system.

All the official free Kindle apps currently available are described at and can be downloaded from Kindle Stores. We have found all the Amazon Kindle apps to work well on the various hosts for which they are intended.

Kindle Fire Tablet Fixed Layout
Kindle Fire tablets are (like iPads) capable of displaying fixed-layout ebooks where the author requires text, illustrations, photographs and other elements to appear as they would on the printed page – not be subject to the repositioning that flowable-text ereaders and apps provide to enable the reader to select the typeface and size.

The .epub file format was the original ebook standard, so is the most widely adopted among ebook producers, distributors and retailers—being the weapon of choice for downloads from iTunes iBookstores, Kobo Books and other leading online retailers.

Probably the most widely used third-party app for reading epub-format ebooks is Adobe Digital Editions for Windows and Mac OSX laptops and desktops. It's also pre-installed on some mobile devices. ADE allows you to purchase and download ebooks; manage your library of free or DRM titles; borrow, and transfer your library to other computers or devices.

The ADE reader is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional versions and supports ePub books in several languages. Display and functionality are first rate. There's also an online help guide in several languages.

Other Android-platform choices can be found in the Google Play store: type ebook reader as the search term. Note that not all Android-system devices (particularly budget tablets of the kind one might find on eBay) support third-party apps and/or pay-for DRM-protected titles, so do check before you buy.

ePub fixed layout
(Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone)
Apple's free iBooks app for offers, downloadable from the Apple Store, offers exciting possibilities for publishers and authors. Fixed-layout ebooks can largely replicate their printed counterparts when viewed on any of Apple's three principal mobile platforms.

Fixed layout mode offers pixel-specific page sizing to control the precise positioning of images and text; true two-page spreads and the use of embedded fonts. The technique is thus ideal for producing ebook versions of children's books and cookery, travel and art books; graphic novels; and technical manuals or guides where text must appear at specific locations alongside illustrative content.

See also our section on reflowable and fixed layout illustrated books.

Comic books and graphic novels
If an ebook comprises wholly illustrative content (in which case the word search and other functions of a conventional ereader are not required), it can be produced in the form of a compressed RAR, Zip or PDF file. The work can then be viewed on a laptop or desktop, as well as on some mobile devices for which content-specific apps are available.

For laptops and desktops running Windows, the most popular (free) ecomic readers include Comic Reader.

Apps for the iPhone, iPod and iPad include the Zeal Comic Reader.

Details of other free apps, including Linux devices are available at Best Comic Book Readers.

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Our clients' ebooks
can be assigned a unique
ISBN identifier issued by the official licensing
authority. They may also
be registered with the Nielsen BookData database, which serves booksellers and
libraries in more than
100 countries.

Our clients' ebooks
are registered with the BowkerGlobal database,
which serves more
than 100 countries.

Our Kindle and ePub-
format ebook conversions
conform 100% to the official coding protocols specified by Amazon and the International Digital
Publishing Forum

We are a London firm
and all work is produced
in-house. To ensure confidentiality and consistency, we do not outsource coding or
other work to
parties in the UK or overseas.