Introduction to eBook Creation and Publishing (Lecture)

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

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™