Posts tagged "EPUB"

ePUB and the iPad

Following up on a great post by Brian Chau on epublishing from InDesign.
I’d like to direct you to Terry White’s Tech blog. His recent tutorial is a fantastic overview on using InDesign CS5 to publish books in the ePub format and distribute them to iPhones and iPads.
The ePub format is supported by a number of devices, including the Nook, Sony Reader, and iPad.
Adobe Digital Editions can be used to view ePubs on any computer and preview an eBook during the creation phase or for students to view an ePub library.
If the Kindle is your target device the ePub format can be converted. I’d suggest visiting Adobe’s Labs site to download an interesting technology call Workflow Lab. One of the workflows outlined is creating eBooks for the Kindle. A step by step guide for publishing from InDesign to the Kindle.
A great place to start building a unit on ePublishing.

Publish eBook with InDesign

There seems to be increasing interests in eBook in my conversation with teachers. I have recently started experimenting with publishing eBooks using InDesign. The process was easier than I thought. Yes, there are some guidelines to folllow, like how to layout images and text, how to create chapters and TOC, etc…The docs at: http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/epub/howto/ are excellent reference materials.
I then tested and published a sample eBook in EPUB format. It displayed well in my laptop running Adobe Digital Editions. And when I connected my HTC Touch Pro 2 phone which runs Windows Mobile 6.5 to the laptop, the Digital Editions let me sync (copy) the eBook onto the phone. The phone comes with the HTC eReader which registered the eBook and displayed it perfectly! Wonderful.
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Updated: I have been testing with the various settings in InDesign CS5 and found that you don’t have to create books to have chapters appear in new page. The TOC settings at the EPUB dialog let you specify each chapter to appear in a new page. So one InDesign CS5 doc will do.