Just a quick/early review to anyone who may be on the fence about purchasing Bookmaster. After purchasing Bookmaster SE today and playing around with the settings, here are my thoughts:Until today, I never heard of Bookmaster. I came across it lurking on another apps page and someone mentioned it so I decided to check it out. After a Google search led me to the developer's website and after lurking on this forum, I liked what I saw.Questions asked were answered in a friendly, professional and timely manner by user sbaylor (who I hope keeps up the excellent customer support). Suggestions for improvements are highly welcomed and the suggestions that had a lot of support on the boards were already implemented into the app. This was a big selling point to me.Importing: The main selling point to me was the apps compatibility with Calibre. I have a library of 1175 books in my library and was able to import the books using the apps PC Upload very easily by clicking and dragging all my .epub files (and all without even opening up Calibre). The whole process took no more than 45 minutes.I have no complaints so far while reading a book. Tapping the middle of the screen brings up your options on the top of the screen. As some one who isn't considered tech savvy, I knew what 7 out of 8 options were just by looking at it. (the one that I didn't know what it was at a glance was the scroll options). I like all the theme and font options that are available that were included and not having to be purchased. The ability to create your own theme is a bonus.
This happens because of an Amazon bug. They try to download a cover for thebook from their servers and when that fails, they replace the existing coverthat calibre created with a generic cover. For details see this forum thread. As of version4.17, calibre has a workaround, where if you connect the Kindle to calibreafter the covers have been destroyed by Amazon, calibre will restore themautomatically. So in order to see the covers on your Kindle, you have to:
Google 'epub editor'...Or find the thread (including suggested editor Sigil) about this issue: -forum/post/8545-re-english-workbook-issue-missing-digging-for-spiritual-gems-part-week-of-22-11-2021.htmlIncidentally you could change the epub with Visual code: change epub file extension to zip, unzip, find the affected file in the unzipped folder and modify. Zip up the whole lot again and rename back to epub. With epub editor this is way faster and way more user friendly.
Is the forum format important, with the separation between posts and the profile pic and info on the side of each post Cause if not I would love to have an epub version of this so I can read it on my kindle, might even find a way to create it myself if it doesn't exist yet.
Here is an alternative for generating the epubs, adapted from a version I wrote a few weeks ago. The format is similar to Glowfic, but with images/characters to the right. This way (imo) the text flows better, and the image hints at who is talking in the corner of the eye without having to read their name. 153554b96e