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 is solved also.
Wonderful that all our problems are solved, right?
Well, you know better than that. Each format requires a redesign to make it work well. But that is never going to change. This book shows you how to make the redesigns efficiently. You never will be able to repurpose a document for print, PDF, ePUB FXL, ePUB Reflowable, and Kindle book. But you can quickly redesign your styles.
This book is the ePUB design parts of Writing In InDesign CC 2014 Producing Books. It has received a gentle rewrite and edit. But it will tell those of you, who already know how to produce an excellent book design for print, how to convert that design to a downloadable color PDF, an ePUB FXL version, a reflowable version with embedded fonts, another without fonts, and a dumbed down Kindle version for those things Kindle can’t handle yet.
Available online almost everywhere [or will be soon]
Here on Gumroad is an archive of the color PDF, a fixed layout ePUB, and a reflowable ePUB with embedded fonts. That way you can compare the tree of them. The FXL ePUB only works in iBooks, Readium in the Chrome extension, and maybe Kobo.
It’s also in Amazon, coming soon to the iBooks Store, in Scribd, Kobo, Nook? [you never know with them].