Learn how to create an ebook in Adobe InDesign.
This course helps you convert an InDesign publication to a reflowable EPUB, the open-source ebook format that is the standard for most distribution channels, including Apple iBook Store, Barnes & Noble Nook book store, Google Play Books, Kobo, and OverDrive, and is the basis for Kindle ebooks. I explain exactly what an EPUB is, and then I take you through the process of editing and proofing in easy-to-follow stages.
Learn how to prepare your InDesign file for EPUB conversion, convert Word manuscripts, optimize text and images, embed fonts, use free scripts, and add special features for accessibility and cleaner HTML and CSS. I review the many different export options, providing recommendations on which to choose. I also show you how to validate and proof your final export on mobile e-readers, and explain how to set up publisher accounts at resellers like the iBook Store and Amazon Kindle Store.
Finally, I’ll show you how to convert an EPUB to the Kindle format and preview it on the desktop before uploading it to your Kindle Direct Publishing account.
- Fixed-layout vs. reflowable EPUB
- EPUB workflow, from manuscript to final upload
- Preparing the InDesign file for EPUB conversion
- Using styles for text formatting
- Mapping styles to HTML and CSS tags
- Adding a TOC
- Embedding fonts
- Optimizing images
- EPUB export options
- Previewing and testing EPUB files
- Converting EPUBs to Kindle format
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