InDesign CS5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad

with Anne-Marie Concepción
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InDesign CS5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad
Video duration: 0s 5h 56m Intermediate


In this course, author Anne-Marie Concepción shows publishers, designers, and production staff how to use the software they already use to create print books—InDesign—for the emerging ebook market. Beginning with an overview of digital publishing for the ebook marketplace, the course demonstrates how to prepare existing InDesign files for optimal EPUB and Kindle conversion. The course covers applying professional text formatting, validating EPUBs, and incorporating search-engine friendly metadata, as well as setting up publisher accounts at the major ebook distribution channels and selling ebooks directly to readers through an e-commerce site.

Topics include:
  • Understanding ebooks and ebook publishing
  • Examining the EPUB format
  • Creating customized navigational TOCs
  • Using layout order, the Articles panel, and XML tags to manage content flow
  • Formatting with paragraph and character styles
  • Creating a cover image
  • Optimizing images
  • Exporting InDesign content to an EPUB
  • Including drop caps, pull quotes, and text wraps
  • Acquiring an ISBN for ebooks
  • Converting an EPUB to Kindle, iBookstore, and Nook formats
  • Distributing ebooks with resellers and aggregators
InDesign EPUB Kindle


- [Voiceover] Hi. I'm Anne-Marie Concepci?n, and this is InDesign CS5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and the iPad. This course covers the complete e-book 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 and a variety of utilities, like Text Wrangler and oXygen Author, 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 and other graphics for best presentation in an EPUB, adding and editing metadata and alt tags to your files, and building custom table of contents and covers for your final presentation. E-book publishing is a great way to get your work to your waiting audience, so let's get started with InDesign CS5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad.

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