Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Making Fixed Layout Ebooks for Children's Books

“If children are the future, then Ebooks are the future of the publishing industry,” 
- The ABC's of Kids & Ebooks

Ready to make an Ebook? 
Fixed-layout seems to be the best format for children's books because they contain so much non-flowable content (i.e. illustration,photos etc). The Ebook Architects give non coders a generous explaination of what a fixed layout might look like here and why you might need one.

Here's a free epub produced by BISG (Book Industry Study Group) called a Field Guide To Fixed Layout for E-Books. Published February 2013, it's a wealth of information about creating fixed layout Ebooks. You can download it here.

Field Guide To Fixed layout for E-books, published by BISG

Ebook Architects: Great information about what authors & illustrators need to consider before creating Ebooks
CircularFlo: Circular software that converts InDesign files to the fixed layout format "in one click". Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB with Anne-Marie Conception
Liz Castro: Fixed Layout EPUBs For iPad and iPhone
MobileRead Wiki: Fixed layout ePub
R. Scot Johns: Kindle Fixed layout Tutorial & Book
Tim Vandevall: Create a Fixed Layout Book Without Coding

A Fantastic Resource: Going From InDesign to Ebook
By Colleen Cunningham, ebook developer, F + W Media here.


Fixed Layout Book Design Template from Joel Friedlander $27.00
Here's a video of Joels template in use from $499.00 $199 (iPad only) + $199 standard or $299 premium packages
Ebook Architects Quotes available upon request



E-Publishing & Nimble Thinking from Publishers Weekly
Rizzoli Launches First Immersive Narrative Ebook Collection for Kids at Bologna Children's Book Fair from Digital Book World



Trajectory Inks E-book Deals with Chinese Publishers at Bologna Book Fair
Frederator Hires David Wilk To Run New E-book Unit
Scholastic Adds HarperCollin's Children's Books to Storia Platform
More Than Half U.S. Kids Reading Ebooks, New Report Shows

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