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Is there any software out that makes a normal ebook read like book style, where you can flip the pages?

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This is the source code of the recently launched 20 things I learned online book from google. Its using html5 so the browser must be recent.

This code makes it possible to open the book and flip the pages. Example here:

Update: If you want to read your pdf files flip style you could try Pokat:

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but where to use this code? I am looking out for some software that handles the similar way of doing this as it shown in the website – Romil N Jun 7 '11 at 6:31
This is written in html 5 and javascript so perhaps its not what you look for? – Jarco Jun 7 '11 at 6:43
No...I need software as mentioned in the question.. – Romil N Jun 7 '11 at 6:45
@romilnagrani Check update above – Jarco Jun 7 '11 at 6:47
The pokat is just what I was looking for. – Romil N Apr 18 '13 at 8:53

Have a look at calibre, a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books, which includes a viewer for most e-book formats, but also much more:

  • Library Management
  • E-book conversion
  • Syncing to e-book reader devices
  • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer image
  • Content server for online access to your book collection

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For the conversion of PDF to e-book format, which is much easier to read on an e-book reader than on a PDF reader, see the free Mobipocket eBook Creator :


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Calibre is an ebook management software..but where it has option to view/read ebook like book style (flip the pages)? – Romil N Jun 7 '11 at 7:23
I added the View icon in my answer. The viewer is shown in the 2nd calibre image. – harrymc Jun 7 '11 at 7:44
View Icon would just "view" the ebook and would open in acrobat reader... please go through my question.. I want to open in book style..something like (courtesy: Jarco).. Is that possible with this software?? – Romil N Jun 7 '11 at 8:04
I said that you needed Mobipocket to convert pdf to ebook format in order to read it like an ebook. Pdf can not be formatted to fit the screen except via zoom, while ebook text can be reflowed at any text-size. Please go thru my answer. – harrymc Jun 7 '11 at 8:19
Ok.. I have downloaded the software but not sure how to convert Pdf to ebook?? Can you please guide me.. thanks! – Romil N Jun 7 '11 at 8:43

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