KF8 and iBooks Author: Up and Running

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  • 1. KF8 and iBooks Author: Up and Running Adam Witwer Sanders Kleinfeld
  • 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. Fixed Layout of Content
  • 4. “Pop-up” text…
  • 5. …and “pop-up” panels
  • 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. @media queriesKindle eInk Kindle Fire
  • 8. WHEN GOOD MEDIAQUERIES GO BAD
  • 9. O’REILLY’S KF8WORKFLOW
  • 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. 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. !!!“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. A SHORT TOUR
  • 14. LANDSCAPE
  • 15. PORTRAIT
  • 16. iBooks Author Workflow
  • 17. iBooks Author Workflow: What’s Missing?