Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video The benefits and shortcomings of an ebook, part of Learning Digital Publishing (2012).
EBook apps are very prevalent today because they offer so many engaging features.…Magazine publishers especially appreciate them, but other publishers are…starting to see the advantages of the eBook apps.…Creating them does not have that completely interrupt your current publishing…workflow but, you will have to make some adjustments.…Let's run down a list of the benefits and shortcomings of choosing EPUB apps as…your digital publishing solution.…EBook apps are easy to create, provided that you use a product like InDesign or iBooks author.…
EBook apps have a fixed layout format;…they can include interactive elements such as hyperlinks and rich media.…They also offer interactive features beyond those of the EPUB or PDF formats.…These features include image slideshows, 360 degree and panoramic views, embedded web…content, scrolling text frames, quizzing, and reviewing options.…With the all of these wonderful features, it's no wonder that eBook apps are so…popular, but they do have their drawbacks.…
- 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
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Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUBwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 18m Intermediate
InDesign CS6: Interactive Documentswith Mike Rankin5h 11m Intermediate
InDesign CS6: EPUB Kindle and iPadwith Anne-Marie Concepción7h 33m Intermediate
1. What Is Digital Publishing?
2. EPUB Explained
3. Fixed-Layout EPUB Explained
What is a fixed-layout EPUB?1m 22s
4. PDF Explained
5. ebook Apps
6. Digital Publishing Software
7. Digital Distribution
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