In this chapter, you will learn about the following:
Designing for Devices
In this chapter, you will learn about the following:
Exporting Images to eBooks
Preparing Images for eBooks
Adding Audio and Video to eBooks
Adding Vector Graphics to eBooks
You’ll learn to:
“I’m really thrilled to see this second edition of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign. The InDesign team is always trying to push the possibilities of digital publishing whether via ePub, DPS or PDF. This book captures that excitement and helps the reader be successful in this ever-changing field.”
Chris Kitchener, Group Product Manager, Design Segment, Adobe Systems
An electronic book (also e-book, ebook,
electronic book, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form,
consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and
readable on computers or other electronic devices. An e-book can be
purchased/borrowed, downloaded, and used immediately, whereas when one buys or
borrows a book, one must go to a bookshop, a home library, or public library
during limited hours, or wait for a delivery.
Electronic publishing or ePublishing includes
the digital publication of e-books and electronic articles, and the development
of digital libraries and catalogues.
EPUB (short for electronic publication;
alternatively capitalized as ePub, ePUB, EPub, or epub, with "EPUB" preferred by
the vendor) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital
Publishing Forum (IDPF).
Self-publishing is the publication of any book
or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an
established third-party publisher.
One of the greatest benefits brought about by
ebooks software is the ability for anyone to create professional ebooks without
having to fork out thousands of dollars to design and publish a book. People can
easily become authors overnight and earn income from selling online ebooks.
What's new in the 3rd Edition?
• Information on the new export features from InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) that allow you to export to Fixed Layout formats as well as "flowable" ePub files for eBook devices.
• an up-to-date review of the latest dedicated eBook Readers, smartphones, phablets and tablets in terms of what functionality they have for enhanced eBook files
• the best FREE conversion programs
• Step by step instructions on how to set up your book in iBooks Author, and how to prepare and add multimedia elements to your iBooks Author work
• Streamlining your workflow in Word, Pages and Adobe's Creative Cloud Suite to shorten the conversion process
• hands-on directions on how to use Sigil to edit your ePub files and Calibre to view and convert them to Kindle friendly mobi files
• how to validate your files in iBooks Author and Kindle Previewer offline before uploading them to Apple and the Kindle Store
• when to outsource conversion of your book, to whom and how much you should expect to pay
• updated social media strategies for spreading the word about your book
• and much, much more
No more packing a suitcase full of books to read on your beach vacation or lugging a heavy bag of magazines with you to visit the grandkids – your eReader holds them all. Lightweight and ultraportable, eReaders have become one of the most popular gadgets in your technology toolbox, and this one-of-a-kind For Dummies guide is filled with the know-how you need to become savvy with your eReader. From changing preferences and navigating to downloading books and magazines, you’ll be ready to enjoy your eReader in no time.
Decisions, decisions – discover common eReader features, learn different ways to navigate your device, and sync all your gadgets
Start shopping – download your old favorites, find new eBooks to explore, and get fantastic free books to read
Mine all mine – customize your eReader settings, change fonts and type sizes, and adjust the lighting
Spread your knowledge – share your eBooks with family and friends, and rate and review your recent reads
Wait, there’s more – go beyond the world of eBooks and subscribe to a newspaper or fill your eReader with your own files
Open the book and find:Explanations of different eBook file formats Tips for using touchscreen devices Advice on powering up your eReader and managing battery life How to connect through WiFi Accessories that are worth having Websites to visit for more eBook information Ten differences between a paper book and eBook
In this chapter, you will learn about the following publication types:eBookFixed-Layout eBookEmagazineEnewspaperEtextbookDigital Comic Book
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 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.