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KF8 and iBooks Author:   Up and Running        Adam Witwer      Sanders Kleinfeld
Five Key Facts About KF8•  KF8 stands for “Kindle Format 8”, and is the latest   version of the Mobi format for Kindle dev...
Fixed Layout of Content
“Pop-up” text…
…and “pop-up” panels
@media queriesWith Kindlegen 2.3, you can use @media queries to earmarkCSS specifically for KF8-enabled devices (Kindle Fi...
@media queriesKindle eInk   Kindle Fire
WHEN GOOD MEDIAQUERIES GO BAD
O’REILLY’S KF8WORKFLOW
Five Key Facts About iBooks Author•  iBooks Author files can be read only on iBooks 2.0   for iPad.•  There is no better t...
EULAApple’s Mind-Bogglingly Greedy and Evil LicenseAgreement --ZDNetApple Unmasks the Death Star: iBooks Author           ...
!!!“If you want to charge a fee for a work that includes files inthe .ibooks format generated using iBooks Author, you may...
A SHORT TOUR
LANDSCAPE
PORTRAIT
iBooks Author Workflow
iBooks Author Workflow:    What’s Missing?
KF8 and iBooks Author: Up and Running
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  1. 1. KF8 and iBooks Author: Up and Running Adam Witwer Sanders Kleinfeld
  2. 2. Five Key Facts About KF8•  KF8 stands for “Kindle Format 8”, and is the latest version of the Mobi format for Kindle devices.•  KF8 adds increased design capabilities for complex content, and brings Mobi closer to EPUB. KF8 does not support audio/video.•  KF8 is supported natively only on Kindle Fire.•  But KF8 is backward-compatible with all other Kindle devices.•  KF8 enables distinct book design for Kindle Fire and Kindle eInk/App via @media queries.
  3. 3. Fixed Layout of Content
  4. 4. “Pop-up” text…
  5. 5. …and “pop-up” panels
  6. 6. @media queriesWith Kindlegen 2.3, you can use @media queries to earmarkCSS specifically for KF8-enabled devices (Kindle Fire) orclassic Mobi devices (Kindle eInk, Kindle for iOS)@media amzn-mobi @media amzn-kf8{ {h1 { h1 { font-size 20pt; font-size: 1.5em; text-indent: 0; font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0; font-family: "Free Sans Bold", margin-bottom: 10px; sans-serif;} margin-top: 20px !important;} } }
  7. 7. @media queriesKindle eInk Kindle Fire
  8. 8. WHEN GOOD MEDIAQUERIES GO BAD
  9. 9. O’REILLY’S KF8WORKFLOW
  10. 10. Five Key Facts About iBooks Author•  iBooks Author files can be read only on iBooks 2.0 for iPad.•  There is no better tool for creating ebooks that are digital first, use dynamic page designs, and are truly interactive.•  You cannot export a print-ready PDF or any standard ebook formats.•  You must enter into an agreement with Apple.•  You will only be able to sell your book in the iBookstore.
  11. 11. EULAApple’s Mind-Bogglingly Greedy and Evil LicenseAgreement --ZDNetApple Unmasks the Death Star: iBooks Author -- ExtremeTechThe Dark Side of Apple’s Digital Texbook Utopia -- Washington Post iBooks Author: You Work for Apple Now -- PC Magazine
  12. 12. !!!“If you want to charge a fee for a work that includes files inthe .ibooks format generated using iBooks Author, you may onlysell or distribute such work through Apple, and suchdistribution will be subject to a separate agreement with Apple.This restriction does not apply to the content of such workswhen distributed in a form that does not include files inthe .ibooks format.”
  13. 13. A SHORT TOUR
  14. 14. LANDSCAPE
  15. 15. PORTRAIT
  16. 16. iBooks Author Workflow
  17. 17. iBooks Author Workflow: What’s Missing?
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