This is a lightweight implementation of realistic books that emulates a range of properties associated with physical books—analogue page turning, bookmarks and annotations—and combines it with the advantages of digital environment—hyperlinks, multimedia, full-text search over terms and synonyms, automatically cross referencing documents with an online encyclopedia, and producing a back-of-the-book index.


Although the focus of this project is to implement functionalities that will increase user’s reading experience, we have also created a book editor where readers are able to convert their HTML and PDF documents into Realistic Books, and edit the appearance of the book.


This project was developed as part of Veronica Liesaputra’s PhD research. Please view some samples in the Book Gallery, read the user manual or Veronica's thesis, and create your own e-book by downloading the program or by using our online bookmaking service.