In this course, you'll go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. You'll start off by learning how to convert print book layouts to an eBook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next, you'll learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their conversion and formatting during EPUB export. Then, you'll move into incorporating audio and video into your ebook. Wrapping up the course, you'll learn how to include hyperlinks and special hyperlinks, and all the final formatting options in InDesign's EPUB - Reflowable Export Options. Software required: InDesign CC.
As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Incorporating Audio and Video into eBooks Yes, eBooks can contain spoken narration, sound effects, background music, and even videos. Obviously multimedia files will increase the file size of your eBook much more rapidly than images, and it'll eat up that 2 GB maximum file size like that, but if audio and video is appropriate for your eBook, they can make for a much more engaging reading experience than text and pictures alone. In the following videos, we'll work with not only InDesign, but also Adobe Media Encoder and Photoshop, as well as the audio and video files in this course's lesson files. Please make sure you have all of these ready before you continue.