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Creating an eBook in ePUB3 Fixed-Layout Format from InDesign CS6

Chris Jennings

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Fixed layout eBooks in ePUB3 are currently supported best with on the iPad. Yes, there are other ways of viewing, but the iPad seems to provide the best user experience.

Many publishers use InDesign somewhere in the process of creating print books.

How can we make use of InDesign to build fixed-layout eBooks?

The step-by-step guide will show how to use InDesign, to begin the process of building fixed-layout eBook. You will aslo need to be able to edit the CSS and other files inside the ePUB package.

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 around 3pm • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks

Chris Jennings

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Designers who work within publishing companies are often frustrated with the results when their beautifully crafted print books are converted to eBooks. Particularly if they are flowable eBooks, that can have their viewing modes and fonts changed by the user.

This eBook focuses on revealing some features that can be implemented in flowable eBooks, in order to improve the aesthetic qualities of the juxtaposition of text and image on the page.

Posted on 17 Mar 2013 around 10am • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

Megalithic Landscapes

Chris Jennings

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Cover image. This photograph is of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Mainland

At last, after 30 years, my book of photographs of Standing Stones and Stone Circles around the British Isles is now available as a fixed-format eBook and is on the Apple iBookstore.

Apple took several weeks to review the book, but I am pleased to say that it is currently on 50 stores worldwide!

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 around 8am • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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Memoirs of an Islet

Robert Louis Stevenson

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When I read this short essay by Robert Louis Stevenson, I recognised a man who loved islands, since there are references to different islands that he had either explored or invented.

I have created a few versions of this wonderful essay from RLS, partly from an interest in islands, but also because there are many opportunities to make cross references to other material from RLS himself. I have also travelled to the island described and I have included some photographs within the book.

Back in 2001, I created a Quicktime VR movie and had included this in a PDF version of this eBook. Including this in the ePub version seems impossible for the moment. Even putting a link to the QTVR online is a bit risky because recent versions of Quicktime from Apple no longer supports this format.

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 around 9am • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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The Merry Men

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson completed ‘The Merry Men’ when he lived in Bournemouth, England between 1884 and 1887. It was first published in 1887 with other short stories as ‘The Merry Men and Other Tales’.

First published in the IDLER, August 1894 and then later in a collection of essays titled ‘The Art of Writing’.

He started the first draft of “The Merry Men’ when he stayed in Scotland during the summer of 1881 and in his essay about the writing of ‘Treasure Island’ he mentions this fact.

The story takes place on the fictional Eilean Aros which Stevenson based on Eilean Earraid, a small islet near to the Ross of Mull and Iona. ‘The Merry Men’ are, in fact, the dangerous reefs known as the Torran Rocks.

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Posted on 13 Dec 2011 around 10am • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

Herman Melville

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This essay was first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854. It was collected in The Piazza Tales, Dix & Edwards in 1856.

The Encantadas are actually the Galapagos Islands. There are ten sections that Melville calls 'Sketches'. Some of them refer to individual islands in the group and some sketches cover some general points, such as pirates and castaways.

Each sketch is prefixed with a quotation from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene which was published in 1590.

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Posted on 20 Mar 2011 around 12pm • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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The Man Who Loved Islands

D. H. Lawrence

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This story was written in 1926 but then not published until 1928, after the author's death. The story was published as one of a collection of short stories; The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories, Knopf, New York.

This ebook is delivered to you in the ePub format. The epub is optimised for the iPad, but will work equally well on a number of ereaders.

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Posted on 31 Aug 2010 around 6pm • Permanent link to the page for this ebook

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