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Mastering Kindle Fixed   Layout eBooks         Joshua Tallent      Chief eBook Architect            @jtallent          @as...
What we’ll be covering: The Basics – Coding tips and suggestions Fixed Layout Children’s eBooks Comic Books, Graphic No...
The BasicsNicolas Suzor -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicsuzor/2554668884/                                              ...
The Basics Solid coding practices save time, money, and  frustration Most of you will probably try to use this workflow:...
The Basics Nest your <div> tags<div id="spread2" class="spread">   <div class="pageLeft">          <div id="text2" class=...
The Basics Less is more (complex eBooks will not work well) Consider the size of text Remember there is no page zooming...
Children’s eBooksCow’s Can’t Jump, by Dave Reisman -- http://www.jumpingcowpress.com/                                     ...
Children’s Fixed Layout eBooks Introduction: Functionality   Spreads   Magnification Limitations   No Page Zoom   No...
Demo@jtallent      @askburnie
Comic Books, Graphic                                                               Novels, and Manga                    MI...
Kindle Comics Creator (KC2) Free, easy, and fast tool that allows authors and  publishers to create comics, graphic novel...
Demo@jtallent      @askburnie
Kindle Comics Creator (KC2) Things to Remember:  - Always save your work on every page  - Large files may take a long tim...
Non-fictionINZANOUTS Savannah -- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CFLXVU/                                                    @...
@jtallent   @askburnie
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Non-fiction Fixed Layout Not normally recommended Lack of zoom, different screen sizes, etc. If you do decide to make o...
Kindle E Ink Support@jtallent        @askburnie
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Q&A              Joshua Tallent           Chief eBook Architect         joshua@firebrandtech.com               512-843-132...
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  1. 1. Mastering Kindle Fixed Layout eBooks Joshua Tallent Chief eBook Architect @jtallent @askburnie
  2. 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. 3. The BasicsNicolas Suzor -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicsuzor/2554668884/ @jtallent @askburnie
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Children’s eBooksCow’s Can’t Jump, by Dave Reisman -- http://www.jumpingcowpress.com/ @jtallent @askburnie
  8. 8. Children’s Fixed Layout eBooks Introduction: Functionality  Spreads  Magnification Limitations  No Page Zoom  No audio/narration  No video @jtallent @askburnie
  9. 9. Demo@jtallent @askburnie
  10. 10. Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga MITLRproductions --http://www.flickr.com/photos/81724558@N06/7485473674/ @jtallent @askburnie
  11. 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. 12. Demo@jtallent @askburnie
  13. 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. 14. Non-fictionINZANOUTS Savannah -- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CFLXVU/ @jtallent @askburnie
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  20. 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. 21. Kindle E Ink Support@jtallent @askburnie
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  35. 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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