You will learn the process and techniques of creating fully illustrated (full-page image) picture books and children's books using industry standard desktop layout software Adobe InDesign. We'll also use Photoshop to prepare images for publication. (Open this page for examples of fixed layout, fully illustrated picture and children's books.)
The best, most stylish, most interesting ebooks (ePUB, Mobi, iBooks, Kindle, more) are not those that use the default formatting and styling exported by InDesign, QuarkXPress, Pages, Word, or another program. The ebooks that people respond to most use different fonts, colored text, dropcaps, headings and subheads, embedded video, improved typography, and other enhancements we'll cover in this deep dive into ebook design.