Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks, ePublishing with InDesign

Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks, ePublishing with InDesign

by Pariah Burke
     
 

Often referred to as "children's ebooks," "picture ebooks," "photo books," and similar monikers, fixed-layout ebooks are visually-rich layouts that offer much more than standard EPUB and KF8 format ebooks for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and more.

Fixed-layout ebooks behave very much like PDFs or even digital magazines,…  See more details below

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Often referred to as "children's ebooks," "picture ebooks," "photo books," and similar monikers, fixed-layout ebooks are visually-rich layouts that offer much more than standard EPUB and KF8 format ebooks for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and more.

Fixed-layout ebooks behave very much like PDFs or even digital magazines, displaying the design, typography, and page geometry exactly as designed on all devices. This specialty type of ebook tends to be very reliant on imagery, either or both as inline graphics or page background images, and sometimes even as spread-spanning images. They support advanced typographic control and pixel-precise layout, and they can contain read-a-long, on-demand, or ambient audio. Limited interactivity may also be achieved through JavaScript integration. Objects can be placed anywhere on the page, aligned relative to one another, with absolute precision, and type control goes far beyond standard, flowable EPUB in the forms of support for any font (with embedding), accurate line wrapping, hyphenation, leading control, tracking (letter spacing), and even multiple columns. Fixed-layout EPUBs may have real sidebars, note or tip boxes, and live text image captions. And, like flowable EPUBs, all the text—even in such special features—is searchable, live text.

All of these features make fixed-layout ebooks ideal for such projects as children’s books, cookbooks, travel journals, photography and design books, game guides, and any other project where page presentation is important to reader experience and sales.

ePublishing with InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks will teach you:
Understanding Fixed-Layout eBooks
Planning a Fixed-Layout eBook
Creating Fixed-Layout in InDesign
Adapting the HTML
Editing the CSS
Adding Advanced Features
Creating Read Aloud Narration
Creating Fixed-Layout for Kindle
Converting Fixed-Layout for Nook
Creating Fixed-Layout for Sony Reader
Creating Fixed-Layout for Kobo
Other Fixed-Layout Creation Tools

Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks by Pariah S. Burke is a companion to ePublishing with InDesign CS6 by Pariah S. Burke (ISBN: 9781118305591, Dec. 2012, Sybex), which is a prerequisite title, and is part of the ePublishing with InDesign series of books, videos, and instructor materials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016348070
Publisher:
Pariah Burke
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Pariah Burke is a creative professional trainer and a design, publishing, and digital publishing workflow expert and consultant whose passion is empowering, informing, and connecting creative professionals around the world (http://workflowCreative.com). Pariah has over 20 years’ experience as a graphic and publication designer, is an Adobe Community Professional, and was the trainer and technical lead for Adobe’s technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop. A prolific author, Pariah literally wrote the book and the curriculum for learning and teaching digital publishing from InDesign, ePublishing with InDesign (http://iamPariah.com/books), wrote the first book for experienced InDesign users, Mastering InDesign for Print Design and Production, has authored and co-authored other books on epublishing, Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXPress, and has published more than 450 tutorials and articles (http://iamPariah.com/articles). He is the co-author of InDesign, InCopy, and Illustrator Adobe Certified Expert exams, the tests Adobe administers to gauge the skill levels of InDesign and Illustrator instructors and experts. Pariah is also the host of a series of digital publishing, epublishing, and the business of design webinars (http://iamPariah.com/webinars) and the publisher of a network of websites for creative professionals, the Workflow: Network (http://workflownetwork.com). When not traveling, Pariah lives in the greater Boston area where he writes (a lot) and creates (many) projects and publications Empowering and Informing Creative Professionals™.

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