Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video IDPF, AZW, and other formats, part of Creating Ebooks for the Kindle.
In this movie I'd like to look at some of the abbreviations associated with creating EPUBs. There are a few, which it will probably be really useful to know. Especially as I'll be referring to them throughout the course. And where I guess I should start is with the IDPF. And that's the International DIgital Publishing Forum. And that's the Trade and Standards Organization, for the digital publishing industry. And I guess they're kind of what the, W3C is to the web.
And then of course EPUB itself a cunning fusion, of the two words electronic and publication. Then, relating to Kindle, we've got MOBI. Which is a shortening of Mobipocket. And that's a format for the earlier Kindle devices, such as the E Ink and Paperwhite technology devices. It's a subset of EPUB itself. It just has extra features built in. As does the newer KF8 format.
Or that's Kindle Fire 8. And that's the newer, glossier, full color devices that we can see out there now. You might also hear mention of AZW. That's the very early device format which is DRM or Digital Rights Management free. And that's essentially what Mobi and KF8 have built into them. They've got DRM technology built in to prevent unauthorized sharing and so on. Towards the end of the course, you'll also hear me mention KDP.
And that's Kindle Direct Publishing. So there you are. In this movie, you've learned some of the abbreviations we'll be using in the course. And associated with EPUB and Kindle in general.
- Reviewing ebook formats
- Converting to EPUB from Word and Pages
- Converting HTML/XHTML to EPUB
- Adding a cover image
- Editing metadata
- Building a TOC
- Adding and editing links
- Publishing to Amazon
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Formats and Tools
2. InDesign Workflows
InDesign CS4 to CC2m 47s
3. Word, Text, and HTML
4. Tools of Choice
5. Editing Your EPUB with calibre
6. Editing Your EPUB with Sigil
7. Publishing to Amazon
Where to go from here1m 36s
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