ePublishing & Digital Publishing Training & Professional Services

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  • Very thorough!…[Pariah] clearly knows a ton about the whole world of eBooks. The InDesign work will help me produce my first eBook with the “enhanced” features that I didn’t know how to do.
    —Tali, Astrostyle

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Class Length?2–3 Days
Delivery?This class may only be delivered on-site. Remote training is not available for this course.
Price ? $2,095-2,495 per Day*

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Prerequisites?Prior experience working with Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or a similar image editor is strongly encouraged. Students should have already taken eBook Creation and Publishing and InDesign Advanced or be able to complete the tasks described in those class descriptions.

Picture books. Full-page image children’s books. Fixed lay­out ebooks. These are all the same type of ebook (see exam­ples below), and their impact in the mar­ket is phe­nom­e­nal. Apple’s iBook­Store sells fixed lay­out ebooks like hot­cakes; read­ers can’t get enough. Most peo­ple, how­ever, are com­pletely mys­ti­fied about the tech­niques of their cre­ation. This course will solve that, tak­ing you hands-on through the cre­ation of fixed lay­out ebooks for sale in the iBook­Store (and, in the near future, other ebook sell­ers’ stores and devices). You will learn the process and tech­niques of cre­at­ing fully illus­trated (full-page image) pic­ture books and children’s books using indus­try stan­dard desk­top lay­out soft­ware Adobe InDesign. We’ll also use Photoshop to pre­pare images for publication.

The fol­low­ing are exam­ples of fixed lay­out ebooks. By the end of this course you will be able to make fully illus­trated ebooks just like these.

Image cred­its: Image 1 from the ebook Plug & the Paddywhacks by Scholar & Saint. Images 2, 3, and 4 from the book The Secret Museum of Mankind, design by Pariah Burke. Image 4 from The Cat in the Hat ebook by Oceanhouse Media.