Creative professionals are designing more and more e-books and e-zines as digital publishing increasingly gains market share. This book pulls together a wide range of essential information to help them maximize the versatility of InDesign for e-publishing. If you need to know how to build, deploy, and manage digital publications using InDesign, here's your guide to the process, from understanding the platforms and devices and how best to design for them to creating media-rich content for multiple formats using a variety of technologies.
ePublishing with InDesign is a valuable tool for designers seeking to boost their skills and create cutting-edge e-publications.
Pariah Burke is a design, print, and epublishing workflow consultant and trainer. In addition to Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production, he is the author or coauthor of five other books and more than 350 published articles. He is also a coauthor of the InDesign and Illustrator CS4 and CS5 Adobe Certified Expert exams, an Adobe Community Professional, and a freelance designer with twenty years' experience. Pariah is the host of a series of digital publishing, epublishing, and design-business webinars, as well as publisher of a network of websites, communities, and tools for creative professionals, the Workflow: Network (www.WorkflowNetwork.com).
In this chapter, you will learn about the following:
Designing for Devices
In this chapter, you will learn about the following formats:Reflowable EPUBFixed-LayoutKindle FormatsPDF
Whether you are an aspiring self-publisher or the CEO of a major publishing house, a freelance designer or sales person, this book provides you with the insight, background, statistics, figures, and examples to help you make sense of the business, economic, and marketing concerns of epublishing, and help you plot your future for a successful year in digital publishing. Whether your intent is to sell yourself, your boss, or your clients, or if you just want to educate yourself about the realities of the world of epublishing, you’ll find in this book a cornucopia of important, relevant data.
In this chapter, you will learn about the following:People and Their Device UsageThe Business of eBooksThe Business of Children’s & Young Adult eBooksAuthors and Their IncomesThe Missing 30 Percent of DataSelf-PublishingThe Business of eTextbooksThe Business of eMagazinesEnewspaperEtextbookDigital Comic Book
In this chapter, you will learn about the following publication types:eBookFixed-Layout eBookEmagazineEnewspaperEtextbookDigital Comic Book