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How Can I Change A Writer's Name in ePub?

I just downloaded the ePub book - Antony and Cleopatra, whose author's name usually starts with the first name and ends with the last: William Shakespeare. But I prefer to organize my books by author's last name: Shakespeare, William. I have hundreds of books in my iBooks and in order to make the organization and searching easier, I need to name all of the books consistently. Then, how can I make changes in a title and an author's name in ePub book?

To change the author metatag in ePub book, you need to find a tool to help you change the metadata of the ePub. Metadata is the essential part of an ePub book because it describes how and when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and how the data is formatted. A wrong ePub metadata can let readers confused and make the managing of your library inconvenient and inconsistent. Well, you can change the metadata of the ePub by using Sigil: press the key "F8" (or go to the "Tool" menu and there select "Metadata Editor". In the dialog that appears you have a field named "Author:"; here is when you can write the correct name as you want. However, as we all know that Sigial is complicated to be used and run unstable. To ensure the security of your reading device and make the task easy, why not have a try with the solution as below:

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To edit the author metatag, we kindly suggest you have a try with Coolmuster SignPub (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) or Coolmuster SignPub for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 or later), which is the most professional ePub editing software to help ePub fans to edit the text or XHTML files in an ePub files, adjust the fonts, embed text or tables, modify the author, title, series, type and more, customize the cover for your ePub books and even insert, delete and resize the images in ePub. Different with Sigial, SignPub runs fast and you can freely perform your editing job in no time. It is totally clean without any virus, spyware or adware. It is 100% reliable that you can rest assured of using it to edit ePub eBooks and files on PC or Mac without any hassle.

Click the download button as below to get the software downloaded on your computer. Since it comes with Windows and Mac version, you should choose the right version according to your own situation. The following is the guide on how to edit author name in ePub book by using Coolmuster SignPub. The screenshots are all captured from Windows version, but please note the operations are also sutiable for Mac platform. Just read on to learn the details:

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The Process to Edit/Modify Author Metatag in ePub Books

Step 1. Open Source ePub eBooks/Files in The Program

After installing the software, there will be a shortcut icon of the program on your computer desktop. Double-click on the icon to launch the program and then click the "Open" button to import the target ePub eBooks or files to the program. Or you can directly drag and drop the ePub files to the software.

Step 2. Edit the author's name as you want

After loading the ePub book, the content will be editable at once. All the powerful editing options are listed in the above menu. Just navigate to the top menu to click the "Info" button and then you can edit the author's name in the ePub as you like.

Step 3. Save the edited ePub book

After the editing process, you can then click "Save" or "Save As" option to confirm the editing you've made for the ePub book. There will be an output choosing dialog pops up, allowing you to choose an output location from the computer where you want to save the edited ePub.

Ok, you have successfully got the ePub book with the correct author's name!

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