ePUB Training Courses – Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices

EPUB Training Course - Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

This InDesign to EPUB training course, shows publishers, designers, and production staff how to use the software they already use to create print books—InDesign—for the emerging ebook market. Beginning with an overview of digital publishing for the ebook marketplace, the course demonstrates how to prepare existing InDesign files for optimal EPUB and Kindle conversion to create an ebook. The course covers applying professional text formatting, incorporating search-engine friendly metadata, and converting to EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) formats.

EPUB is short for electronic publication and is a type of eBook that is designed for reflowable content, meaning that the reader can change the size of the text and optimize the display for the device he/she is using to read the book. It has the extension .epub. Other types of eBooks include PDFs and interactive publications (DPS). A Kindle book is an EPUB converted to Kindle format with the .mobi extension.

In this EPUB training class at ThinkB!g using InDesign CC, you will format a book starting with placing and formatting a basic text file, and then you will add images, captions, and metadata. You will learn best practices for formatting text and images using paragraph and character styles so they appear correctly and are easily edited inside the EPUB. You will understand the relationship between your InDesign document and the HTML and CSS code generated by the export to EPUB. You will learn to create an EPUB that flows and that also passes Validation.

All of our EPUB training classes are available at our Adobe Authorized training facility in Columbia, MD (convenient to Baltimore & Washington D.C.) or virtually online live from anywhere. Also, you can hire our ePUB developers, or request a private ePUB training at our location, your location or online live. GSA (Government) pricing and Educational discounts are available for open enrollment & private classes.

EPUB Training Course Prerequisites

Students are required to be proficient with InDesign. If you are not, please take our InDesign Intro class prior to taking this class.

What You Will Learn in This EPUB Training Course

  • Understanding ebooks and ebook publishing
  • Examining the EPUB format
  • Using layout order, and Articles panel to manage content flow
  • Formatting with paragraph and character styles
  • Generating Table of Contents
  • Creating a cover image
  • Optimizing images
  • Exporting InDesign content to an EPUB
  • Including drop caps, pull quotes, and text wraps
  • Converting an EPUB to Kindle, iBookstore, and Nook formats

EPUB Training Course Reviews From Our Students

“I would certainly recommend this ePUB training class to anyone who is already comfortable with using InDesign. The instructor was very knowledgeable and covered A LOT of information in just 2 days. Really helpful!” Sally B. – NASA

“The ePUB instructor was great! He was very flexible and was able to answer questions that related directly to what we do. I’m looking forward to putting this new knowledge into practice.” – Deborah M. – NASA

“Very thorough information that was well tailored to individual interests and needs. Very interactive with excellent examples.” – Carol J. – U.S. Army Research Lab

“As always, Think B!G has delivered on their excellent and exciting training. The staff is top notch, and the environment is very conducive to learning. Instructor was very knowledgeable and the class was enlightening.” – Karl O. - National Credit Union Administration

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ePUB Training Course: Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices Outline

Lesson 1 – Envisioning your book

  • What can you do in an ebook?
  • Running headers/footers
  • Page numbers
  • Fonts and Text size
  • Spacing, page breaks and orphans
  • Alignments and Columns
  • Drop caps and all caps
  • Non-Latin characters and other symbols
  • Images
  • Borders and background colors
  • Table of contents and index
  • Links
  • Audio and Video

Lesson 2 – Creating your book in InDesign

  • Creating and saving a Template
  • The importance of styles

Lesson 3 – Creating a cover

  • Generating a cover from the first page

Lesson 4 – Placing images and controlling export order

  • Using inline objects to control expert order
  • Custom positioned anchored objects
  • Using articles to control export order

Lesson 5 – Placing and exporting audio and video

  • Adding audio and video to the document

Lesson 6 – Creating links

  • Creating hyperlinks
  • Creating cross references
  • Creating and formatting footnotes

Lesson 7 – Creating a navigational TOC

  • Generating a TOC

Lesson 8 – Mapping tags to export

  • Mapping styles individually
  • Mapping all styles at once
  • Mapping lists

Lesson 9 – Exporting to EPUB

  • Generating a cover
  • Ordering the contents upon export
  • Options when exporting images
  • Image size, alignment and formats
  • Navigating the contents panel
  • Looking at the CSS options
  • Using existing CSS
  • Export to EPUB
  • Previewing the EPUB with Adobe Digital Editions

Lesson 10 – Cracking open Epubs

  • Editing EPUB files using a text editor

Lesson 11 – Converting to Kindle/Mobile

  • Creating Kindle friendly Epubs
  • Page breaks and spacing
  • Text wrap
  • Fonts
  • Covers
  • Table of contents
  • Marking where a book should open
  • Images



All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
ePUB - Creating eBooks with InDesign

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart
ePUB - Creating eBooks with InDesign

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart
ePUB - Creating eBooks with InDesign

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 07, 2015 Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Register or Add to Cart