After using 2 for a space of time I think the editor has made things more trouble than its worth, so i’m refining the approach by ditching the editor/xml combination in favour of a basic PHP approach. Flash functionality remaining as is using a generator html like the blackpreview for the object/embed
update: Generator 3 online for testing. Radically stripped back with PHP organising the stories, chapters, page counts and page sizes automatically. All that is required is pressing the generate button. Dropped rss feeds from the xml for this version.