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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Planning an Interactive Publication

Although it’s quite common to adapt an existing print layout to an interactive magazine, I advocate planning, and thinking about, the interactive magazine as a completely new publication separate from any companion print edition. The reason why should become clear as soon as you read the section “Understanding the Unique Behavior of Interactive Magazines.” A little later in this chapter I will talk about a print-to-digital content-repurposing workflow, but even that must begin by planning the digital edition as a whole new publication.

Getting the Right Tools

If this and one of the next two chapters are your primary reason for buying this book—in other words, if creating interactive magazines is what you want ...

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