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InDesign CS6 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad

with Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: Welcome

Shows publishers, designers, and production assistants how to use Adobe InDesign CS6 to create print books for the exploding ebook market.
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  1. 4m 27s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
    3. A word about software versions
      2m 12s
  2. 21m 26s
    1. What is an ebook?
      13m 41s
    2. How do I find and sell ebooks?
      7m 45s
  3. 32m 17s
    1. Examining the EPUB file format
      6m 39s
    2. How does an INDD file become an EPUB?
      5m 52s
    3. Understanding what can and can't be converted from INDD to EPUB
      10m 20s
    4. Setting up an EPUB workspace
      5m 13s
    5. Installing scripts
      4m 13s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Naming files for EPUB compatibility
      14m 34s
    2. Creating a navigation table of contents (TOC) with a TOC style
      6m 47s
    3. Creating chapter breaks based on a paragraph style
      5m 24s
    4. Creating a navigation TOC with an InDesign book
      4m 19s
    5. Using a TOC style in combination with an InDesign book
      5m 27s
    6. Managing the sequence of content
      8m 12s
    7. Using the layout order to manage content flow
      11m 30s
    8. Using the Articles panel to manage content flow
      15m 36s
  5. 1h 16m
    1. Maintaining text frame spacing
      7m 2s
    2. Cleaning up text with Find/Change and the FindChangeByList script
      10m 44s
    3. Converting local formatting to styles
      9m 1s
    4. Using free scripts to automate text formatting
      8m 5s
    5. Mapping paragraph styles to CSS tags
      8m 15s
    6. Preparing tables for optimal conversion
      10m 20s
    7. Adding a custom TOC as the first page of an EPUB file
      8m 24s
    8. Including fonts in an EPUB
      8m 9s
    9. Adding metadata to the InDesign file or book
      6m 51s
  6. 58m 2s
    1. Adding alt tags to images and objects
      9m 36s
    2. Converting InDesign objects to images
      6m 48s
    3. Specifying image resolution and appearance
      10m 6s
    4. Setting image position controls
      8m 27s
    5. Working with PNG and transparency
      8m 3s
    6. Creating a cover image
      7m 29s
    7. Adding video to the EPUB
      7m 33s
  7. 19m 13s
    1. Choosing general export options
      7m 6s
    2. Choosing export options for images
      5m 53s
    3. Choosing advanced export options
      6m 14s
  8. 26m 21s
    1. Previewing EPUBs on your computer
      9m 3s
    2. Previewing for the iBooks app
      9m 50s
    3. Validating EPUB2 and EPUB3 files
      7m 28s
  9. 39m 43s
    1. Getting inside an EPUB file
      4m 52s
    2. Understanding the anatomy of EPUB2 and EPUB3 files
      7m 39s
    3. Choosing an EPUB editor
      7m 25s
    4. Using Dreamweaver to edit EPUBs
      5m 38s
    5. Modifying the navigational TOC
      4m 57s
    6. Adding and editing metadata
      4m 2s
    7. Creating a guide section for iBooks
      5m 10s
  10. 41m 0s
    1. Editing the XHTML files and using GREP
      11m 40s
    2. Editing the CSS file to tweak formatting
      8m 52s
    3. Setting up line, margin, and paragraph spacing
      5m 41s
    4. Creating pull quotes and text wraps
      7m 51s
    5. Creating internal and external links
      6m 56s
  11. 35m 20s
    1. Exploring the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) portal
      5m 36s
    2. Designing for the Kindle MOBI and KF8 formats
      9m 41s
    3. Using Kindle Plugin for InDesign
      9m 52s
    4. Converting with KindleGen and Kindle Previewer
      4m 43s
    5. Converting EPUB for other resellers
      5m 28s
  12. 21m 41s
    1. Getting an ISBN for each edition
      3m 29s
    2. Getting your ebook into the Kindle Store, iBookstore, or NOOK Store
      9m 47s
    3. Using third-party aggregators
      4m 14s
    4. Selling from your own website or ecommerce site
      4m 11s
  13. 4m 52s
    1. Next steps
      4m 52s

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InDesign CS6 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad
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In this course, author Anne-Marie Concepción shows publishers, designers, and production assistants how to use Adobe InDesign CS6 to create print books for the exploding ebook market. Starting from an overview of how ebooks are bought, sold, and read, the course shows how to prepare existing InDesign files for optimal EPUB conversion, and how to design new projects for a dual print/EPUB output. Anne-Marie also demonstrates how to embed video and fonts in reflowable ebooks, and how to customize the internal markup for various devices, including converting files to the Kindle format. Finally, discover how to set up publisher accounts at the major ebook distribution channels, such as iBookstore, or even sell ebooks directly to readers on your own ecommerce site.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the differences between ebook formats
  • Best practices for InDesign file preparation
  • Managing the content flow with Layout order and the Articles panel
  • Using free InDesign scripts to automate EPUB productions
  • Optimizing images, charts, and tables
  • Opening and examining EPUB files
  • Editing important CSS and HTML tags
  • Including drop caps, pull quotes, and text wraps
  • Enriching your EPUBs with video and embedded fonts
  • Acquiring an ISBN for ebooks
  • Converting EPUBs to Kindle format (MOBI and KF8)
  • Distributing ebooks with resellers and aggregators
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Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and this is InDesign CS6 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad. This course covers the complete eBook workflow for getting your InDesign contents into a number of devices and EPUB reading software. From determining which format you're planning on using, then setting up the original InDesign file to make it EPUB friendly to tinkering with the final EPUB in a variety of utilities like TextWrangler and Dreamweaver to putting the final file out there for publication through Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBookstore, and plenty of third-party sites and options, I'll show you some specifics like setting up the images, fonts, and video, for best presentation in an EPUB, adding and editing metadata and alt tags to your files, and building custom table of contents and coverage for your final presentation.

eBook Publishing is a great way to get your work to your waiting audience. So let's get started with InDesign CS6 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad.

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