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Creating Photography Ebooks
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Creating Photography Ebooks

with Mikkel Aaland

Video: Welcome

(music playing) In my experience, photographers are always looking for new ways to share their work, and generate new revenue streams. With the explosions of ereaders such as the iPad, Nook, Kindle, and the Sony e-reader, a new publishing platform has emerged. Now, pro photographers can publish their own photographic ePub books, and share in an ever-growing revenue stream. In this workshop, I'll take you step by step through the process of selecting, organizing, and processing your images with ePub books in mind. Then I'll show you how to layout and design your book and prepare it for the appropriate ebook format.
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  1. 1m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
  2. 7m 6s
    1. What is an ebook?
      2m 2s
    2. Applications and content used in this workshop
      2m 26s
    3. The process in a nutshell, from start to finish
      2m 38s
  3. 31m 31s
    1. Adding important metadata in Bridge
      4m 30s
    2. Cleaning up the images in Photoshop
      4m 28s
    3. Optimizing tonal values in Photoshop
      4m 31s
    4. Cropping, resizing, and saving images for EPUB
      3m 33s
    5. Watermarks to metadata: Maintaining image integrity
      7m 19s
    6. Preparing an ebook cover
      4m 19s
    7. Preparing a PNG graphic for a title page
      2m 51s
  4. 1h 0m
    1. Creating a new document
      4m 6s
    2. Placing the cover image
      5m 40s
    3. Creating a title page and previewing the EPUB document
      6m 30s
    4. Creating a copyright and permissions page
      11m 40s
    5. Placing preface, introduction, and foreword text
      7m 26s
    6. Creating header 1 and header 2 styles
      5m 27s
    7. Adding inline graphics with captions
      10m 21s
    8. Importing and placing portfolio images into InDesign
      9m 15s
  5. 9m 13s
    1. Creating hyperlinks in InDesign
      3m 8s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 12s
    3. Adding IPTC metadata to a document
      1m 53s
  6. 16m 29s
    1. General EPUB export options
      4m 25s
    2. Image EPUB export options
      4m 47s
    3. Contents EPUB export options
      2m 35s
    4. Previewing in Amazon Kindle Previewer, Adobe Digital Editions, calibre, and Sigil
      4m 42s
  7. 9m 15s
    1. Uploading EPUB docs to a distributor
      4m 22s
    2. Promoting and marketing your work
      4m 53s

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2h 15m Beginner Sep 20, 2011

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Ebooks are a photographer's dream. Easy to create and publish, they provide a simple and inexpensive way for you to share your images with the public and generate some revenue at the same time. Follow along with veteran photographer Mikkel Aaland in this course as he turns his book County Fair Portraits, published in 1981, into an ebook. Along the way learn how to select, organize, and process your images with the EPUB format in mind, how to lay out and design your book, and how to prepare it for the appropriate ebook format. Plus, see how to set up publishing relationships with Amazon and other online retailers to distribute and sell your finished product.

Topics include:
  • What is an ebook?
  • The process in a nutshell, from start to finish
  • Creating and designing an ebook in InDesign
  • Adding hyperlinks and a table of contents
  • Exporting to the EPUB format
  • Publishing and marketing your ebook
Subjects:
Design Photography Ebooks video2brain
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Mikkel Aaland

Welcome

(music playing) In my experience, photographers are always looking for new ways to share their work, and generate new revenue streams. With the explosions of ereaders such as the iPad, Nook, Kindle, and the Sony e-reader, a new publishing platform has emerged. Now, pro photographers can publish their own photographic ePub books, and share in an ever-growing revenue stream. In this workshop, I'll take you step by step through the process of selecting, organizing, and processing your images with ePub books in mind. Then I'll show you how to layout and design your book and prepare it for the appropriate ebook format.

Finally, I'll show you how to set up a publishing relationship with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Books, and Apple Books, to distribute and sell your finished product. I'll use one of my own traditional books, County Fair Portraits, published in 1981, as a real world case study for this course. At he end of the course it's my hope that you too will be able to re-purpose or create from scratch material that will give you both aesthetic satisfaction and income.

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