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EPUB Straight to the Point

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Almost overnight, EPUB has become the favored standard for displaying digital text on ereaders. The EPUB specification is a powerful method for creating gorgeous ebooks for EPUB-capable readers such as the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. Alas, it is far from perfect, with frustrating limitations, sketchy documentation, and incomplete creation tools. This extensively researched guide to creating EPUB files by best-selling author Elizabeth Castro shows you how to prepare EPUB files, make the files look great on the screen, work around EPUB weaknesses, and fix common errors. In this essential book, Liz shares her hard-earned experience for how to:

Create EPUB files from existing Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign files, or from scratch.Tweak EPUB files to take full advantage of the power of EPUB in each respective ereader.Control spacing, indents, and margins.Insert images and sidebars and wrap text around them.Create links to external sources and cross-references to internal ones.Add video to ebooks for the iPad.

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Don s.

Outstanding to create EPUBs especially for iBooks. Discussions of advanced features, font, indents, pictures.....with examples to show how to edit and modify ePub files for these and other effects. The author has a blog and often shares free examples in the form of DRM-free EPUBs. It requires some basic knowledge of file and text editing to modify files - and some experience with markup language is expected. If you are experimenting with formatting EPUBs with pictures, captions, dropped caps, inserting pictures, and defining fonts with special characteristics - this book can save you a lot of work and time. The discussions and examples are clean and accurate. With this type of material the reader will appreciate the up-to-date information. -and the author offers low cost follow up booklets in EPUB format to supplement this primer for EPUBS. Be prepared do use this material to use your own trial & error as you learn. Some basic familiarity of the structure of EPUBs (available in free instructions at many web locations) will help the reader advance EPUB techniques in this book. This book is especially helpful in the design of EPUBS for use in Apple's iBooks. Be sure to find the author's web sites where you can find followup information and related discussions.

sample is useless

None of the sample says a word about creating epub ebooks, sonthere's no telling what this book is like.

Out of Date. Recommend other books

This book does not cover EPUB version 3 or later. It was a well written book otherwise.

EPUB Straight to the Point
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  • $23.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Computers
  • Published: Jul 28, 2010
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Seller: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Print Length: 191 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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