Episode 18 – TOC and NCX

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Episode 18 – TOC and NCX

We discuss what TOC and NCX are and why they’re needed.
Chris tries out lending with Len Edgerly from http://www.thekindlechronicles.com/

Listener feedback

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  • we’re awesome
  • iFlow Reader update

News

  • CES: tabletfest 2011 http://www.betanews.com/article/Tablets-look-to-steal-the-show-at-CES-and-beyond/1294087238
  • completely unrelated: Amazon announces Kindle for tablets and Win Phone 7 http://homedailynews.com/amazon-announced-apps-for-android-and-windows-based-devices/2209/
  • Amazon App store developer portal. Who’d have thought? https://developer.amazon.com/
  • NookKids for iPad released, Kobo for iPad updated
  • Writers without Borders: http://www.evilreads.com/blog/2011/1/3/writers-without-borders-charity-anthology-call-for-submissio.html
  • Cool Mirasol video: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2011/01/05/first-look-at-the-new-mirasol-e-reader/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter-publisher-main&utm_campaign=twitter

TOC/NCX

Why to eBooks need TOCs?

  • Fiction books still need them?
  • Do ePubs need them even with the NCX?

What’s an NCX, and how is it different than a TOC?

Sections of the NCX

  • NavMap
  • PageList
  • NavList (like tours)

How devices use the NCX

  • Kindle requires visible TOC, NCX useful for navigation
  • iBooks removes visible TOC in NCX TOC

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