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Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
Mastering kindle fixed layout
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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
  • 21. Kindle E Ink Support@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

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