Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video What is an ebook app?, part of Digital Publishing Fundamentals.
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Unlike other forms of Digital Publishing, eBook apps are more than just a file format.…They are native applications that have been compiled for a specific operating system.…Here are my ipad,…I've downloaded the Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine.…I'll tap to open, and here we get a look at the branded portal.…In this portal, I can manage my subscription, and view past issues.…I'll tab to open an issue.…You can that see we have animations.…I'll swipe to switch pages, and we can see that there's a video right here.…
You simply tap to play,…Then I'll tap to pause.…Other features include an interactive table of contents.…Tapping on an entry will take into that article.…If I rotate my device, I now get a different view.…In the case of this eBook app, I get a two-page view.…Another common feature of eBook apps is Hyperlinks.…In this case, I like the look of this sink.…If, I tap on it, I'm taken to the product page where I can get more information…about this particular sink.…
Tapping the Back button, I return to my magazine.…
- Is print dead?
- Understanding digital publishing terminology
- Comparing an EPUB to a fixed-layout EPUB
- Publishing with PDFs
- Understanding the benefits and shortcomings of ebook apps
- Working with InDesign, Word, and iBooks Author
- Understanding distribution options
- Selecting a publishing format