What is this?
This is collection of free books in epub format, which I wanted to have on my reader, but can't find in appropriate format. Most of them converted from GNU texinfo.
How to convert book from texinfo to epub?
There is a good paper on epub and epub creation process [here:] (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/tutorials/x-epubtut/)
In short, to convert texinfo to epub you shold do the following:
Convert texi file to docbook format, using makeinfo:
makeinfo --docbook /path/to/your/file.texi -o file.docbook
using any XSLT-processor and docbook.xsl for epub convert docbook to unpacked epub
xsltproc /path/to/your/docbook-xsl/epub/docbook.xsl file.docbook
xsltproc http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/epub/docbook.xsl file.docbook
create mimetype file
echo "application/epub+zip" > mimetype
pack mimefile to epub (mimetype MUST be first file in archive and it MUST NOT be compressed!):
zip -0Xq my-book.epub mimetype
pack the rest of content to the same file:
zip -Xr9D my-book.epub META-INF OEBPS
If you are lucky my-book.epub will be valid epub file.