July 21, 2010
We’ve been talking to publishers this week in New York City about their publishing workflows and the new opportunities they see on the horizon for digital publishing. As part of these conversations, I’ve heard excitement about Creative Suite 5 and the new features InDesign offers in its latest release. Along with this feature set, we’ve developed a new document that details the enhancements to the EPUB eBook workflow for InDesign CS5. These new features, including the ability to structure the reading order of exported content via XML and the option to include custom-built CSS for styling, allow for improved production and greater control in creating eBooks.
Read the details in the whitepaper (PDF, 656K)
March 19, 2010
I haven’t mentioned this on this blog before, but wanted to point out the resources on Adobe.com on how to create EPUB eBooks using Adobe InDesign. We’ve produced some guides on creating eBooks in InDesign, including an overview of the EPUB workflow in the software, answers to commonly asked questions, and how to work with images. These how-to EPUB authoring guides are available on Adobe.com. While you’re there, check out the tutorial videos on Adobe TV that explain how to create EPUB, information about the EPUB specification, and where to find information about eBooks elsewhere on Adobe.com (like the InDesign help pages and the Digital Publishing Technology Center)
EPUB authoring resources:
- Create eBooks with the Adobe eBooks software platform
- Producing EPUB eBooks from InDesign: How-to guides
Also – I’m looking at developing more guides on creating EPUB eBooks and would like your feedback. What topics would you like to see covered? What is most challenging about authoring EPUB for you? Leave a comment on this post and I’ll review it for possible inclusion in our next set of guides on how-to create EPUB.