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eBook Typography at the London Book Fair 2013

My talk during the 'Love Learning' Seminars at the London Book Fair 2013, had a large audience. If any of you are reading this - apologies that I over-ran my time slot and skipped over a few slides towards the end!

So much to say on this topic - hard to fit into a 50 minite slot.

Note: I presented from a PDF inside the iBooks app on the iPad. Just sweeping through the slides but double-tapping to enlarge images within the pages. This seems a very visually rich way to present and being already inside the iBooks app means that we can demonstrate eBooks from the library easily. There is less control than with Keynote. I did use Keynote to create the presentation but then exported out to PDF.

I post here a PDF of the slides. Audio will be added when I can get round to editing this in a few days.


Posted on 17 Apr 2013 around 9am • Tagged with: Ideas | Permanent link to this article

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

Chris Jennings

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 also need to be able to edit the CSS and other files inside the ePUB package.

[Edit] Please note that InDesign CC 2014 does now include a means to export to Fixed-Layout ePub, although the markup produced is very complex and is very difficult to edit.

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 around 3pm • Read More about this eBook here