How do you make an EbookWhat is the best way to make an ebook?
Most ( but not all) e-Readers, trays, laptops, telephones and PCs can be used to view PDF documents. If, however, you want to resell your eBook through one of the popular e-shops such as the Amazon Kindle Store or Google Play, you must often offer the eBook in EPUB file form ("electronic publication").
We will look at the first of two types of ETUB releflowable and solid layouts in section 2 of the intro. Let's start by looking at how you can design your InDesign documents as an interactive PDF. I will use the free Tuts+ Business eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Inbox Zero Mastery, to showcase the design automation experience.
If you have a long scanned in InDesign or a long multi-page scanned in InDesign, the procedure is largely the same, with some small differences according to the InDesign CS6 used. GraphicRiver also offers a range of easy-to-edit eBook template options to help you get into ePublishing.
I' m a big Interactive PDF enthusiast - they allow you to keep the initial look and feel of your InDesign documents, along with your selection of typefaces, text formats and masters. Let's go through the process of creating an example of interactive output to your InDesign documents before proceeding with the import.
In this page (page 6) I would like to insert a single mouse click on a crosslink that takes the user directly to page 10 of the eBook. I already added a plain hypertext to some text words above (see emphasized amber in the picture below) by right-clicking (Windows) or control-clicking (Mac) and selecting Interactive > New Actions.
They can be extracted in a different colour (Window > Colour > Pattern) to make it clear to the user that the text is clickingable. If the text is still selected, right-click (Windows) or Control-Click (Mac) > Interactive > New Hyperlink Target. Select Page in the opening dialog at the top of the Type submenu.
In the Page field, select the page to which the eBook should jump, in this case 10. Press OK to use the link and go back to the InDesign file. After you have set up your interactivity items such as links and cross-references, you can start exporting your documents as an interactivity PDF.
Go to File > Exports. Name your eBook and store it in a location you can find it in. On the Formatting menu, select Adobe PDF (Interactive) and click OK. Make sure that Pages is in space in the opened Exported to Interactive PDF dialog box (unless you only want to select a few pages from your document).
When your documents are on individual pages, like my Inbox Zero eBook, you can review pages. Once you have generated a paper that, like a traditional printed manual, consists of opposite pages, you can choose to have the paper exported as a pair of opposite spreadings, while preserving the look of your initial artwork.
It may look very good, but please keep in mind that smaller units like eReader, trays and telephones make the page look even smaller, which can make for an unpleasant readability. Activate Post-Display to get a post-doc visual of your theme. In full-screen mode, the eBook can also be opened, so the full screen is focused on your eBook.
Notice that this can be uncomfortable for people using multimedia equipment such as laptop PCs and PCs who want to search other things and open other applications while the eBook is open. This way, your eBook tells the viewers that text segments are ordered as paragraphs or whole words, not just unordered text so that when text is inserted from your existing layout, the text remains intact.
The Editing section lets you customize the picture in your Adobe Acrobat Reader to either enhance the picture resolution for a shiny finish or reduce the picture resolution to store the pictureize. To distribute eBooks on-line, a high JPEG resolution of 72 pixels should suffice, but you can raise one or both if you want to minimise blur or pixel formation.
Or you can include additional options for your eBook as well. It is not suitable for all situations, but can be useful if you want to keep your eBook confidential or if you want to publish it with a small number of persons. In the lower lefthand corner of the screen, click the Safety tab to specify a passcode to open the file or a passcode to limit edits (a convenient little function if you want to split a design with others).
When finished, click OK to build your eBook. You can open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat while maintaining your interaction preferences. Test your links and cross-references to make sure everything is properly configured before you share your eBook. Once you have your text-only design, it is easy to adapt to EPUBs.
When, like my Inbox Zero manual, your layouts are more detailled, with pictures, uneven text flows, colors and colors, the ultimate EPUB results become more foreseeable when you take the extra amount of effort to make your books easier to use. You can also choose to have your books exported as EPUB with a hard copyed out. InDesign CC has the ability to be exported to a static lay-out, but the results can be somewhat inconceivable.
To keep the format of your well-designed books, I suggest you export your designs as an interactively generated PDF or invest in an InDesign plug-in or a special application for converting hard layouts. More of them are available on the open source and they are constantly being improved, so it's a good idea to check if you want to make an EPUB document with the advantages of PDFs.
Let us first look at how we can customize a mixed-media manual, such as the Inbox Zero-Layout, to a simplified theme that is perfect for being exported to a reflow-capable European publisher. I' m going to redo the Inbox Zero file to make it usable for EXPUB-exports. When you have designed a basic text-only version of the books, you just need to make sure that you are applying paragraph styles (which we'll look at in more detail in section 2 below) to all of your text and create a table of contents (ToC) that we'll discuss in section 4.
Let's begin by producing a new InDesign file for our eBook re-design. From InDesign, go to File > New > Documents In the opening pane, select the option Intent to Digital Publishing (or Web if your InDesign release does not have DP). Uncheck the option Background Pages to generate a page lay-out.
Press OK to generate your new one. We can now begin to transfer part of the text into our new lay-out. Don't be worried that the text will be perfectly formatted in your designs. You will find it much simpler to make your living if you make these different text parts paragraph styles so that you can make a to-c without headaches.
Select or place the pointer in a section that you want to set as a continuous text styles, and then go to Window > Styles > Paragraph styles. Repetition of the subheading text by writing a new subheading and renaming the subheading. You can do the same for the headings in your documents by defining a new font and calling it'Headline'.
Make sure that all the text in your text has a paragraph styles - you can do this by selecting the text and click once on the name of the styles in the Paragraph Styles area. When you want to add pictures to your page you must make sure that they are embedded on the page.
For example, if you want to insert an existing picture between two text sections, you must fix the picture at this point to prevent InDesign from moving the picture to the end of the section by standard when exporting the EPUB. Then, go to File > Place, select your picture and open it.
The InDesign text box contains the picture and anchors it, symbolised by a small anchoring icon at the top right of the picture. The text can be mixed around the picture to give it some free room and resize the picture without affecting the location of the picture in the definitive ETY.
If you have already made a content page, you must create a to-c for your work. EPUB navigates through your documents with a style-based to-c. Select Layout > Table of Content. Or you can specify the styling of your song; here I have chosen the header styling that I use throughout the work.
You' d like to see a complete content listing generated from the headings in your books without the need for any additional software. So, in the Other styles dropdown menu, click Header, and then click Append to include them in the Paragraph styles dropdown menu. I chose my Body Text Paragraph Style to keep the text size uniform throughout the entire work.
If you click OK, InDesign loads your cursors with the directory you have made up. At the top of your page, use the Page pane (Window > Pages) to make a page and click once on the page to drag the to-c to the page. When you want to refresh your content page afterwards, you can simply do so under Layout > Refresh Content Page.
You are now prepared to save your documents asEPUBs. Select File > Exports, name your eBook and select the Format option of your eBook. You can select the EXPUB option in the General section above in the Options dialog box. PRESENTER 2.0. The newer eReader 1 is for older eReader and device, while the more recent release is SPUB 3.0 (which is also the favorite of most major eBook stores).
Or you can select a sleeve for your CPU from the setup settings. Select this option to rasterise an art from your first page, or click Select Art to insert a seperate artwork to it. On the flip side of the coin in the field of electronic publication is the fact that the current state of the art is becoming more and more mature and it can be hard to.....
You will find further information for your EPOB under the Image and Extended tab pages in the lefthand area. If you pull it down to 72pi, the file sizes of your EPOb are reduced and are perfect for most readers. When you clicked the Show SPUB after export check box, the SPUB opens in a standard application (because I use a Mac, it opens in iBooks).
Otherwise, you can browse to the EPUB storage and open it from there. Before you upload the files to an eBook shop, you may want to test the preferences you have specified on an eReader or tray. Now you can sit back and watch your glossy new eBook.
You may have chosen an on-demand PDF to keep the look and feel of your initial eBook artwork, or a reflow-capable PDF to align with the latest eBook sales standard. One way or another, you have a data set that is perfect for display on your computer. To compare your work with the real thing, take a look at the free Envato Tuts+ eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Inbox Zero Mastery. eBooks are a great way to make your contents quickly and cost-effectively accessible to a broad public, and the creative, export and sales processes can be really hassle.
We' ve explored two ways to create an eBook with InDesign in this guide. Interactivity PDF: This size retains the look of your originals, making it ideal for textbooks with non-traditional themes such as manuals, photo albums, folders or journals. Or you can include interactivity such as cross-references and links to give your theme a distinctive look.
We have explored how you can build a reflow-capable XPUB that is compatible with eReaders and tables. It has the versatility to zoom in on text, mark pages and emphasize text, making it a popular choice for enthusiastic eBook-users. Are you looking for a little more help with your eBook design?
The adaptation of the EPUB and eMagazines format means that titles and journals continue to thrive in the modern world. GraphicRiver also offers a number of great eBook artwork to help you get into ePublishing.