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  • 1. Mastering Kindle Fixed Layout eBooks Joshua Tallent Chief eBook Architect @jtallent @askburnie
  • 2. What we’ll be covering: The Basics – Coding tips and suggestions Fixed Layout Children’s eBooks Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga Fixed Layout Non-fiction @jtallent @askburnie
  • 3. The BasicsNicolas Suzor -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicsuzor/2554668884/ @jtallent @askburnie
  • 4. The Basics Solid coding practices save time, money, and frustration Most of you will probably try to use this workflow: Plan your code from the beginning Consistency is King: IDs and class names @jtallent @askburnie
  • 5. The Basics Nest your <div> tags<div id="spread2" class="spread"> <div class="pageLeft"> <div id="text2" class="text"> <a class="app-amzn-magnify" data-app-amzn-magnify={"targetId":"magRegion2", "sourceId":"magIDpage2", "ordinal":2}> <p id="magIDpage2">...but they can swim.</p> </a> </div> <div id="magRegion2" class="magRegion"></div> </div> <div class="pageRight"> <div id="text3" class="text"> <a class="app-amzn-magnify" data-app-amzn-magnify={"targetId":"magRegion3", "sourceId":"magIDpage3", "ordinal":3}> <p id="magIDpage3">Gorillas can&rsquo;t swim...</p> </a> </div> <div id="magRegion3" class="magRegion"></div> </div></div> @jtallent @askburnie
  • 6. The Basics Less is more (complex eBooks will not work well) Consider the size of text Remember there is no page zooming Embed your fonts (don’t call iOS fonts) Use percentages, or have a consistent conversion process from pixels/ems @jtallent @askburnie
  • 7. Children’s eBooksCow’s Can’t Jump, by Dave Reisman -- http://www.jumpingcowpress.com/ @jtallent @askburnie
  • 8. Children’s Fixed Layout eBooks Introduction: Functionality  Spreads  Magnification Limitations  No Page Zoom  No audio/narration  No video @jtallent @askburnie
  • 9. Demo@jtallent @askburnie
  • 10. Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga MITLRproductions --http://www.flickr.com/photos/81724558@N06/7485473674/ @jtallent @askburnie
  • 11. Kindle Comics Creator (KC2) Free, easy, and fast tool that allows authors and publishers to create comics, graphic novels, and manga for the Kindle platform You dont have to know HTML and CSS Coming Soon – Not ready for public release kindle-publishing-tools-beta@amazon.com @jtallent @askburnie
  • 12. Demo@jtallent @askburnie
  • 13. Kindle Comics Creator (KC2) Things to Remember: - Always save your work on every page - Large files may take a long time to process @jtallent @askburnie
  • 14. Non-fictionINZANOUTS Savannah -- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CFLXVU/ @jtallent @askburnie
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  • 20. Non-fiction Fixed Layout Not normally recommended Lack of zoom, different screen sizes, etc. If you do decide to make one, you will need to completely re-design your book Make it fit better in 16:9 aspect ratio Use the magnification feature well @jtallent @askburnie
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  • 35. Q&A Joshua Tallent Chief eBook Architect joshua@firebrandtech.com 512-843-1322 www.ebookarchitects.com www.firebrandtech.com@jtallent // @ebookarchitects // @askburnie