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EPUB 2.0 has become the de facto standard for eBook publishing. The relative simplicity of the format and the use of well-known standards make it practical to start publishing to platforms such as Apple’s iBookStore and the Amazon Kindle with a relatively low initial cost.
Our EPUB ePublishing training course examines the EPUB file format and helps you combine your knowledge of XML and web technologies such as CSS and XHTML to allow you to create and edit eBooks in the EPUB format.
In one day you will learn the practical skills needed to create and restyle EPUB files, including creating files from XML and from InDesign. You will learn the techniques needed to create fully compliant eBooks and the additional techniques used to enhance them with audio and video. We will also discuss the fixed layout extensions of iBooks (that allow children’s s and other fixed format titles to be converted). Future trends and the development of EPUB v3 will be discussed.
If you are interested in custom / on-site EPUB training for any size of team, please get in touch – we would be glad to help build a course that meets your learning requirements.
We can take into account your existing technical skills, project requirements and timeframes, and specific topics of interest to tailor the most relevant and focussed course for you.
This can be particularly useful if you need to focus on certain topics and Best Practices in creating, editing and publishing EPUB Ebooks, or need to include extra topics to help with pre-requisite skills.
What you will learn
- EPUB standards
- EPUB metadata formats
- Creating standard EPUBs manually
- Best Practices & Techniques
- Audio and video enhancements
- Creating Kindle files from EPUB
- Apple fixed layout EPUBs
- Creating EPUBs from InDesign
- Creating EPUBs from XML
- EPUB v3 Overview
Who should attend
EPUB E-Publishing Training Course Syllabus
Introduction to ePublishing
What is EPUB?
A Brief History of eBooks
XML, XHTML & CSS
The EPUB Standards
Open Container Format
Open Packaging Format
Open Publication Structure
Creating Standard EPUBs
Creating EPUBs from scratch
XHTML and CSS files
Packaging it all up
Special metadata requirements
What works and what doesn't?
Converting using kindlegen and preview
iBooks fixed layouts
Fixed layout requirements
Additional metadata files
EPUB 3 New features - what's coming in the new format