Ready to break into the publishing industry? Whether you are interested in the book or periodical industry, as a self-published author or a traditional publisher, you can get the skills you need to oversee the production and distribution process.
Learn what an EPUB file is and how it operates.
Create multimedia, standard, and fixed layout files.
Know the key players and distribution options for book publishing.
Create an ebook in InDesign. Learn how to convert an InDesign publication to EPUB.
4h 35m • COURSE
InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout EPUBs with Anne-Marie Concepción
Learn to create interactive fixed-layout EPUBs in InDesign CC, and preserve your design's integrity across multiple browsers and ereaders.
3h 36m • COURSE
EPUB: CSS with Tony Harmer
CSS is the best and most flexible way to visually present ebooks. Learn how to style your EPUBs—including text, graphics, and background elements—exactly as you want with CSS.
3h 4m • COURSE
Creating Ebooks for the Kindle with Tony Harmer
Take an existing ebook from Word, Pages, InDesign, or even a plain text editor, and convert it to a Kindle format.
2h 13m • COURSE
Creating Fixed-Layout Ebooks for the Kindle with Kevin Callahan
Create a fixed-layout ebook that's beautiful, well crafted, and enjoyable to read on a Kindle. Learn how to use InDesign to adapt a print design or create an ebook from scratch.
2h 29m • COURSE
iBooks Author Essential Training with Chris Mattia
Learn how to create your own ebooks. Discover how to import text from Word or InDesign; add images, widgets, and links; and export your book for publication as an EPUB or PDF.
6h 55m • COURSE
Ebooks: Distributing and Marketing with David Wogahn
Learn about ebook trends and tools; book distribution and marketing resources; and publishing fundamentals that will help your ebook compete with the professionals.
3h 16m • COURSE
You'll learn book publishing skills with these experts
InDesign Secrets founder Anne-Marie Concepción is a digital publishing expert and Adobe Certified Instructor.
Anne-Marie "Her Geekness" Concepción is a digital publishing expert. She owns Seneca Design & Training, a cross-media design studio that develops print, PDF, and ebook projects for clients. Anne-Marie is also a certified Adobe instructor and consultant specializing in InDesign-centric publishing workflows, InCopy integration, and publishing to fixed-layout and reflowable EPUB, Kindle, DPS, PDF, and iBooks Author formats. She has authored over 20 courses on lynda.com on these topics and others. Together with business partner David Blatner, she runs the Creative Publishing Network, which owns InDesignSecrets.com, InDesign Magazine, CreativePro.com, and two annual industry events, the InDesign Conference and the Print + ePublishing Conference. Keep up with Anne-Marie by subscribing to her ezine, HerGeekness Gazette, and contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @amarie.
Tony Harmer is an educator and illustrator. He has 160+ certifications—including Adobe Creative Suite Master.
Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over thirty years on a range of design, illustration, and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor with more than 160 certifications and one of only a few to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master, Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.
Tony has written frequently for Computer Arts magazine and is a guest author on a number of blogs, but more than anything, he still just loves to sit and draw.
As well as running design studio BNGO Books, Kevin Callahan teaches digital publishing at Pace University.
Kevin Callahan is the owner of BNGO Books, a New York City print and digital design and production studio. He has been creating publications using InDesign (following long relationships with PageMaker and QuarkXPress) since the early days of desktop. That experience with new and evolving technology—as big expectations meet real-world possibilities—gives him great perspective in creating reflowable, fixed-layout, and multitouch ebooks. He trains staffs at large publishing houses and small presses, as well as self-published authors, in print and digital workflows, emphasizing the value of early editorial, design, and production planning. Kevin is a member of the faculty of Pace University's Masters in Publishing program, teaching desktop and digital publishing. Kevin is part of the vibrant #eprdctn community.
An educator at heart, Chris Mattia helps improve learning through technology. He specializes in LMS & ed tech.
Chris Mattia is an instructional designer and educational technologist with experience leveraging existing and emerging technologies to solve complex problems and enhance education. With over 15 years' experience in the education market, Chris has a proven track record of success in architecting solutions for scalability, reliability, availability, and profitability. He is passionate about improving lives through education using technology. His uniquely broad background encompasses product management, video production, systems administration, and systems ecology.
David Wogahn is president of Sellbox Inc., the parent company of AuthorImprints.AuthorImprints—an award-winning independent publishing services company that helps authors and organizations publish books and metadata—has launched over a hundred professional imprints, enabling the successful publication of 250 books and counting. Prior to founding Sellbox in 2002, Wogahn worked at the Times Mirror Company, a media holding company that included the Los Angeles Times. He also worked for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and co-founded the first online publisher of sports team branded websites, known today as CBS College Sports Network.