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Introduction to eBook Creation and Publishing (Lecture)

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This course is part of the following workflow-oriented and product- or technology-oriented learning tracks: eBook Design & Production, ePublishing & Digital Publishing, InDesign, Writing & Editorial

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This course removes all the barriers and throws wide the doors onto ebook publishing for…

  • Book publishers ready to integrate ebook production into their printed book production workflows.
  • Authors and would-be authors ready to take the surprisingly easy leap into self-publishing for fun and profit.
  • Designers and production houses ready to capture a piece of the $3 billion annual ebook design and production business.

In this lecture-style presentation you will watch as the instructor starts with a typical manuscript from Microsoft Word or Apple Pages and from it produces a fully laid out, ready for sale ebook. You will learn:

  • How to prepare a manuscript for epublication in a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word or Apple Pages).
  • Creating and using appropriate paragraph and character styles
  • Repurposing for-print text to ebook
  • How to layout an ebook manuscript in InDesign.
  • Creating the initial ebook.
  • Unique requirements for photos, figures, illustrations, and captions in eBooks
  • How to prepare images in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Creating ebook cover images
  • Exporting ebooks and proofing live on screen and on ebook readers and tablets
  • What’s inside that ePUB file
  • Creating multi-chapter ebooks
  • Obtaining an ISBN number for books
  • Getting your ebook into iBooks, Kindle/, Nook/Barnes & Noble, and other e-tailers