In this video, explore a selection of current ebook distribution options, including Amazon EPUB, iBooks Author, and Adobe Publish Online. Cara St.Hilaire explains the benefits and limitations of each and provides further resources to learn how to use them based on the needs of your project.
- Creating and distributing ebooks has become significantly easier and more accessible over time. The tricky bit is knowing which format is right for your projects. Ebooks have come a long way, in terms of developing industry-wide standards, including Epub, which is now the most widely supported formats. But if you're serious about distributing your ebook far and wide, you can't ignore Amazon's Kindle format. This is a proprietary format, that is only available on Amazon. If you're new to design, and want to produce and publish your own book, Apple's iBooks Author is a beautiful and easy to use solution, if you're okay with your book being available on Apple devices only. One more great option is Adobe's Publish Online. An easy to use tool that allows you to publish directly from InDesign, as long as you aren't planning on monetizing your book. The technology around ebooks is always evolving, so research the various platforms often, so you have the most up to date specs on each one.