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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Making Fixed Layout Ebooks for Kids

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

Ready to make an E-book? 
Fixed-layout seems to be the best format for children's books because they contain so much illustration.

I'm starting with this free epub produced by BISG (Book Industry Study Group) called a Field Guide To Fixed Layout for E-Books. Published February 2013, it's the most up to date guide I've come across for fixed layout ebooks. You can download it here.

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

CircularFlo: Circular software that converts InDesign files to the fixed layout format "in one click".
Lynda.com: 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 CONVERSION SERVICES
publishgreen.com $499.00
bookbaby.com $199 (iPad only) + $199 standard or $299 premium packages 




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