October 20th, 2014
One of my Christmas presents to you this year is my video course for Practical Font Design using FontLab 5 on Udemy. It’s normally a $99 course. But:
Until New Year’s Eve: Only $19.00 USD
It would make an excellent gift also. It includes complete ebook copy of the PFD book which sells for $9.99.
October 8th, 2014
I sent my new book (see the cover to the left) to Kindle KDP. I exported it as ePUB2 with embedded fonts and so on. I converted it with Kindle Previewer.My first reader complained that all the graphics were destroyed. (A graphic 600 px wide by 35 px tall was displaying 600 px wide by
Continue reading Kindle books still require InDesign CS6 and the Amazon plug-in
August 4th, 2014
This posting is a slight expansion of a comment made by Michael Perry of Inkling Books on my “Designing ePUBs With InDesign” New Release posting this morning
Michael has been a long-time friend of The Skilled Workman, and his comments have made this a much better blog. He is much closer to
Continue reading Guest Post: Amazon has put itself in trouble proprietarily
August 4th, 2014
Ebooks have been a mess until now.
Actually, they still are in many ways. However, InDesign CC 2014 has truly solved most of the problems. It always did export the best PDFs. Now it exports very good ePUB FXL (fixed layout), reflowable ePUBs, and because Kindle will upload the reflowables converting easily, the Kindle problem
Continue reading New release: Designing ePUBs With InDesign by David Bergsland
June 18th, 2014
This is probably the big news for InDesign CC 2014. Although there have been many improvements to Reflowable ePUBs, they are incremental. The ePUB FXL has the possibility of being almost revolutionary.
So, how big is this change?
It is very hard to show the differences because the layouts are so different. But, let’s look
Continue reading InDesign CC 2014 offers excellent fixed layout ePUBs