In addition to the following features in v3.01, Publisher v3.50 released in 2014 provides support for ePub3.
Dolphin Publisher is the world's premier tool for creating human narrated DAISY talking books. Version 3.01 offers DAISY talking book producers more flexibility, with support for a number of new input formats as well as DAISY 3 output. Version 3.01 also includes a link to the Add EasyReader Express website, enabling DAISY talking books producers to add an Express version of Dolphin EasyReader to their DAISY talking books.
New Input file formats
Dolphin Publisher is now more flexible than ever, with options to input a number of new file formats. As well as the previous DOC and HTML input formats, Dolphin Publisher now inputs:
- Unprotected EPUB
- DTBook XML
- DOCX (requires Microsoft Office 2007 and later)
Output DAISY 3 as full text and audio
[Image of DAISY Consortium logo] Dolphin Publisher v3.01 now empowers DAISY talking book producers to create DAISY talking books to the DAISY 3 as type 4 full text and audio (ANSI/NISO Z39.86) standard set by the DAISY consortium, as well as DAISY 2.02.
ID3 Tags for MP3s
Dolphin Publisher v3.01 enables DAISY talking book producers to add an ID3 tag to all MP3 files in a project. ID3 tags provide the option to add Meta data tags including track names, duration and author to their MP3 files, ready for display on the reader's player. Support for ID3 versions 1 and 2 now makes it easier for readers to export their MP3 files to iTunes, or their preferred player.
Option to use your own HTML Editor
Dolphin Publisher includes its own built-in HTML Editor to edit the contents of a DAISY book. However, some DAISY talking book producers prefer to use their own HTML Editor, and with Publisher v3.01, they can.
Once changes are made in an external HTML Editor, saved and the window closed, Dolphin Publisher analyses the saved document and updates the DAISY book with the appropriate changes.
Add EasyReader Express to your DAISY talking books
Dolphin Publisher v3.01 is now directly linked to Dolphin's web-service for adding EasyReader Express to DAISY talking books.
EasyReader Express enables experienced DAISY talking book providers to "add" an Express version of EasyReader to their DAISY talking books. With EasyReader Express added, readers can instantly open the DAISY talking book in a fully accessible reader.
The option to add EasyReader Express is available to Dolphin Publisher users in the "Build Options" dialog box.
To add EasyReader Express, you must be an EasyReader Express customer and hold a valid EasyReader Express subscription.