eBook authors eBook Software - create and publish your own ebooks
Create your own eBooks
Learn How To Create, Publish & Market E-Books
E-Book Creation Software
Add sophisticated multimedia to your E-Books
Create E-Book covers in minutes
E-Book Marketing & Promotion made easy
Search engine for E-Books
Interviews with eBook authors
Tools for building better eBooks
Archived Message:

Firefox, Opera any non-IE support?

jaxz Dear all, I'm very new to this site. It looks like what i've been trying to find for weeks...

I run a web site where I'd like to sell ebooks that I write. BUT, many of my visitors prefer Firefox or Opera to the IE software.

I see that most ebook creators rely on IE 4+ being installed. Which ones do NOT require the reader to have any microsoft products installed? (Other than win-XP)


The cost for the software is not an issue, but I do need some rather strong security features.

I've seen the "ebookpro" (197USD) - it looked OK, but requires IE...

PDF (adobe acrobate) just doesn't seem to provide any reasonable security, but perhaps there are add-ons that might be useful? Don't know.

Hoping for feedback!

Posted on: 10:54 am on October 11, 2005
Storyman jaxz,

Unfortunately, just about all of the ebook compilers depend on IE being installed. The user doesn't actually open IE, it's just that certain elements of it are used.

I'd suggest downloading the demo and making a small sample ebook that you can send to a few friends that use Opera/FireFox. Chances are they won't have a problem because few (very few) people uninstall IE from their system.

As far as the end user is concerned they won't even know that they are using IE.

Posted on: 12:49 pm on October 11, 2005


List All Archived Forums

Copyright © 2000-2021, Answers 2000 Limited.

With any business, it is up to the individual owner of said business to ensure the success of the business. You may make more or less than any sample figures or results that might be quoted on our web sites or other publications. All business involves risk, and many businesses do not succeed. Further, Answers 2000 Limited does NOT represent that any particular individual or business is typical, or that any results or experiences achieved by any particular individual/business is necessarily typical.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us    About and Terms Of Use    Privacy    Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures