Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (December 3, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Buyers of this book ought to read its intent before buying. This book's purpose is to teach you about how to use InDesign for ePublishing, which includes many types of graphic production, not just eBooks. Those ePublishing goals include eMagazines, web pages, pamphlets, mailings, etc. The author is informative and knowledgeable. I would urge the author to write something focused on eBooks, which I perceive as the main interest of most buyers of this type of book.
I've already formatted a couple ebooks, but I needed info on interactive publications and this fit the bill perfectly. The best thing I can say is that this author explains every option for creating an ePublication, factually stating the pros and cons, without trying to persuade the reader to his opinion of what he believes is best.The book is thorough and covers not only the process of creating it (screenshots of InDesign panels) but the differences of how the your readers can use the interactivity. He also differentiates the technology of ePub used for ebooks and Digital Publication creation. Even after all the reading I've done on the subject I came away with a much more clear understanding of the two.
Pariah Burke has a way of giving a broad overview about the technology, and then giving step-by-step instructions, tips, and critical details to get you started. Lesson files are available online, and instructor materials, too.It's especially helpful that this book covers not only Adobe's InDesign tools and Adobe's proprietary Digital Publishing System (DPS), but also third-party software for making EPUBs and tweaking the files. Addresses all types of ePublishing, including the opensource EPUB format, Kindle's MOBI and KF8 formats, EPUBs, PDFs, and interactive publications with DPS.I've used Pariah's other books in many of my computer classes and my students love them. With this latest book on ePublishing, I'm sure my students will appreciate this book as much as his other titles.If you're serious about developing ePublications, then this is the book to get.— Bevi Chagnon, PubCom.comTrainer and Digital Media Publishing Consultant
I have been through quite a large number of instructional books like this one and have been extremely impressed with the quality! It is written well, with great care put into giving you enough background and just pure knowledge about the subject of epublishing, that when you come out on the other side, you really feel like you know the world. Certainly a great addition to anyone's library if you are even considering getting into digital publishing!
I believe this is "the" foundational book for creating ebooks with InDesign CS6. There are a number of excellent books (and a number of crap books) on the topic, but this is both an exhaustive compendium of technique and a discussion that starts at A-B-C. It does require some foundation in InDesign, but anyone using InDesign for print will have no problem using this as a launch pad for ebooks. Though I should also add that the ebook author/designer with little interest in print can also use this book to explore e-publishing. If you are at all serious about ebook publishing, this book should be front and center in your library.
Found what I was looking for in this book—an appraisal of which kinds of e-publication formats best fit which kinds of documents. Plenty of tips, hints, and work-arounds too. Not just another rehash of the same old basic instructions for building an .epub.
Well written, clear instructions, including files to work through the process along with the instructions in the book, so there's no guessing whether your project is turning out how it should. This book got me over hurdles no other resource did. I still had some trial and error frustrations, but I'm grateful to Burke for this text. I'm sure I'd still be banging my head against the eWall if not for ePublishing with InDesign.
Great to have instruction in BOOK FORM. Yes, I realize the irony of an ePublishing hard copy book but it's great to be able to have something in my hands to reference back to and mark up. The writer knows his stuff and also has a great sense of humor. Sometimes that is needed when writing computer tutorials.Well done!
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