Length: 3 Days

Cost: $1575

Time: 9am - 4pm

Free Retakes: 8 Months

Upcoming Dates:

  • Oct 15 - 17
  • Dec 4 - 5

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Adobe InDesign ePUB: Creating and Publishing eBooks

Class Description

This 3 day class will teach you to use Adobe InDesign to create ePubs for iPad and Kindle. Setting up paragraph and character styles, working with CSS, creating links and the entire process of creating ePubs will be covered. You will also learn how to work with XHTML, XML and CSS files.

Class Prerequisites

Adobe InDesign Level 1 or solid InDesign skills.

Class Description

This 3-day class will teach you to use Adobe InDesign to create eBooks for iPad, Kindle, desktop and other reader devices. Setting up paragraph and character styles, working with CSS, creating links and the entire process of creating both reflowable and fixed-layout eBooks will be covered. You will also learn how to create and edit XHTML, XML and CSS files.

Class Prerequisites

Adobe InDesign Level 1 or solid InDesign skills.

InDesign CC: Creating and Publishing eBooks

*Students should have InDesign skills prior to taking this class

What is an Electronic Book?

  • Understanding the pros and cons of electronic books
  • Differences and similarities between popular electronic book formats and other digital publishing formats
  • Using Adobe InDesign to create electronic books
  • Overview of workflow for electronic book creation and editing

The art of Repurposing Content for eBooks

  • Understanding how InDesign generates code for EPUB
  • The technical side: Basic HTML, XHTML and CSS
  • A designer's approach to learning basic code
  • Limitations of electronic book formats

Using Adobe InDesign to Create Reflowable eBooks

  • Setting up Presets and templates
  • Utilizing InDesign styles for eBooks
  • Creating an eBook-aware layout
  • Importing and placing graphics
  • Adding links and cross-references
  • Creating automatic Chapter Breaks
  • Developing navigational Table of Contents
  • Creating Table of Contents styles
  • Creating book meta data
  • Mapping InDesign styles to HTML tags and classes
  • Creating an index (InDesign CC only)
  • Exporting to eBook formats

Advanced eBook Content Creation and Formatting

  • Inserting and formatting video for eBooks
  • Inserting and formatting audio for eBooks
  • Adding animation and interactivity
  • Adding and embedding custom fonts
  • Creating and formatting tables

Using Adobe InDesign to Create Fixed-Layout eBooks

  • Overview of fixed layout eBooks
  • Differences between reflowable and fixed-layout eBooks
  • Pros and Cons of fixed layout eBooks
  • Setting up fixed-layout eBooks
  • Inserting text and images
  • Inserting video and audio
  • Alternative methods for creating fixed-layout eBooks
  • Exporting to fixed-layout eBooks

Advanced eBook Formatting and Editing

  • Unzipping and inspecting files
  • Overview of eBook file structure
  • Working with XHTML, XML and CSS files
  • Understanding CSS for eBooks
  • Using Adobe Dreamweaver to edit HTML and CSS
  • Optimizing images for eBooks with Adobe Photoshop
  • Ensuring ereaders honor your CSS
  • Reading and editing eBook XML files and metadata
  • Cleaning up and trouble-shooting InDesign XHTML and CSS
  • Controlling text alignment and keeping elements together
  • Creating sidebars, borders and backgrounds
  • Creating, editing and formatting tables
  • Accommodating screen sizes for different readers
  • Creating section splits within chapters
  • Creating hyperlinks and cross-references
  • Re-compressing EPUB files properly

eBook Deployment

  • Differences between publishing to iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle tablets
  • Accessing different online stores
  • Converting EPUB files to Kindle format
  • Exporting Kindle-formatted eBooks directly from InDesign
  • Using third-party services to convert to Kindle formats
  • Validating EPUB files
  • Validating Kindle files
  • Publishing your electronic book to iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle
  • What's next in electronic books