Category: eBook Design & Production

The Wild, Wild West of ePublishing

The Wild, Wild West of ePublishing

This course lays out for you all the for­mats, sys­tems, chan­nels, and devices you have for pub­lish­ing con­tent through elec­tron­ic means. It shows you each option’s pros and its cons, dis­cuss­es each option’s pric­ing and poli­cies, and iden­ti­fies which deliv­ery chan­nels reach which of your audi­ence seg­ments.

Introduction to eBook Creation and Publishing (Lecture)

Introduction to eBook Creation and Publishing (Lecture)

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.

eBook Creation and Publishing

eBook Creation and Publishing

In this hands-on course we’ll start with a typ­i­cal man­u­script and move start to fin­ish through to putting it up for sale (or stop­ping just shy of putting it up for sale if you like) as a pro­fes­sion­al­ly pro­duced, platform-optimized ebook.

InDesign to ePUB: Converting Print Books to eBooks

InDesign to ePUB: Converting Print Books to eBooks

This focused course is for those already work­ing in print pub­lish­ing and need to incor­po­rate epub­lish­ing into the work­flow. You will learn not only how to cre­ate new ePUB ebooks but also how to con­vert your exist­ing print pub­li­ca­tions to ebook, all while using your actu­al pub­li­ca­tions and assets rather than some arbi­trary “exer­cise files.”

Advanced eBooks: Fixed Layout eBooks from QuarkXPress

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.)

Advanced eBooks: Fixed Layout eBooks from InDesign

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.)

Advanced eBook Design

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.