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Learning To Create eBooks

Video Description

In this video based ePub training course, Andy Anderson will teach you how to create and publish eBooks using Adobe InDesign. eBooks are a powerful way to publish your document, be it a book, instruction manual or just a personal journal for your own personal perusal. You can distribute it using a number of different methods which Andy covers in this course.
You will start by setting up an InDesign template for your ePub. You will import the text and work with character and paragraph styles for your publication. You will learn how to do basic formatting, add page breaks and a table of contents. Andy shows you how to add and optimize images in your eBook, and how to export and proof your ePub. This video tutorial covers methods of publishing your eBook to Kindle, iTunes, working with alternate ePub formats, generating externals links, and much much more.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will understand the tools and techniques that you need in order to start publishing your own eBooks. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction To Electronic Publishing
    1. Intro To ePubs 00:02:50
    2. About Andy 00:03:40
    3. What You Will Learn 00:02:56
    4. Working With The Exercise Files 00:01:56
    5. What Is Electronic Publishing 00:05:15
  2. Electronic Publishing Essentials
    1. Intro To ePub Essentials 00:01:21
    2. Creating An ePub Friendly Document 00:07:00
    3. Setting Up An InDesign Template 00:06:56
    4. Importing Text And Applying Styles 00:05:28
    5. Working With Paragraph Styles 00:04:18
    6. Working With Character Styles 00:03:10
    7. Testing The Document 00:02:47
  3. Basic ePub Formatting
    1. Intro To Basic ePub Formatting 00:01:45
    2. Converting Tables To ePubs 00:08:58
    3. Working With Anchors 00:06:48
    4. Using The Articles Panel 00:08:20
    5. Controlling Vertical Spacing 00:05:00
    6. Inserting Inline Graphics 00:07:18
    7. Determining The Viewer Application 00:02:20
  4. Page Breaks And Table of Contents
    1. Intro To Page Breaks And Table of Contents 00:01:27
    2. Creating A Cover Page 00:13:56
    3. Generating A Table Of Contents 00:05:18
    4. Breaking Pages On The TOC 00:02:55
    5. Creating Breaks With Additional Styles 00:05:38
    6. Creating A TOC With The Books Panel 00:09:01
  5. Optimizing ePub Images
    1. Intro to ePub Images 00:01:44
    2. The Coffee Table E-Book 00:07:58
    3. Creating A Non-Master Master Page 00:03:34
    4. Adding Images And Page Breaks 00:05:27
    5. Adding Alternate Text To An Image 00:03:50
    6. Directly Editing An ePub Document 00:02:16
    7. Controlling Image Placement 00:05:47
    8. Image Optimization 00:08:14
    9. Adding A Separate Cover Page 00:03:01
  6. Exporting And Proofing An ePub
    1. Intro To Exporting Options 00:01:29
    2. Export General Options 00:10:37
    3. Export Image Options 00:06:35
    4. Export Advanced Options 00:04:10
    5. Proofing The ePub 00:07:11
    6. Using iTunes And Dropbox 00:06:43
  7. Editing The ePub Document Files
    1. Intro To ePub Doc Files 00:01:32
    2. Extracting The ePub Documents 00:04:29
    3. An Overview Of ePub Documents 00:08:17
    4. Editing The ePub Documents In Dreamweaver 00:04:44
    5. Modifying The ePub Table Of Contents 00:03:38
    6. Adding A Guide Section To The ePub 00:05:46
  8. Tying Up Loose Ends
    1. Tying Up Loose Ends 00:01:25
    2. Building The Project 00:09:48
    3. Modifying The Table Of Contents 00:09:01
    4. Generating External Links 00:03:25
    5. Working With Alternate ePub Formats 00:05:30
    6. Using The Kindle InDesign Plug-In 00:07:08
    7. Validating The ePub Document 00:04:58
  9. Publishing Considerations
    1. Intro To Publishing Considerations 00:02:56
    2. Obtaining An ISBN 00:03:27
    3. Publishing Electronically 00:10:18
    4. Working With An Aggregator 00:03:57
    5. Final Thoughts 00:01:57