ePUB – Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) Access from Anywhere

Print this Page
Outline & Course Information

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

Locations for Training:

Course Description: This InDesign to ePUB, Kindle, and iPad training course, shows publishers, designers, and production staff how to use familiar software to create print books using InDesign for the emerging ebook market. This course will cover 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 passes Validation.

Prerequisites: Students are required to be proficient with InDesign. If you are not, please take our InDesign Introduction class prior to taking this class. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

Job Roles That Use ePUB:
Graphic Designers
Multimedia Specialists
eBook Producers

Projects That Use ePUB:
Creating Digital Books to distribute to eReading devices such as Nook, Kindle, and iPad
Create and Convert Print Documents to a digital document layout

ePUB Course Outline

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
Borders and background colors
Table of contents and index
Audio, Video, and Images

2. Creating your book in InDesign
Creating and saving a Template
The importance of styles

3. Creating a cover
Generating a cover from the first page

4. Placing images and controlling export order
Using inline objects to control expert order
Custom positioned anchored objects
Using articles to control export order

5. Placing and exporting audio and video
Adding audio and video to the document

6.Creating links
Creating hyperlinks
Creating cross references
Creating and formatting footnotes

7. Creating a navigational TOC
Generating a TOC

8. Mapping tags to export
Mapping styles individually
Mapping all styles at once
Mapping lists

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

10. Cracking open ePUBs
Editing ePUB files using a text editor

11. Converting to Kindle/Mobile
Creating Kindle friendly ePUBs
Page breaks and spacing
Text wrap
Table of contents
Marking where a book should open

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

Public Enrollment Training

This course is currently not on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete our request form.

Request This Training Course!


Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) Access from Anywhere, or Onsite at Your Location

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Dates to Register

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

Click to Get a Quote Now!


Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.


Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.


Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 

Average Review: 4.75 out of 5 - 4 Reviews

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Logo
Always a Great Experience
"I love coming to Think BIG, always a great experience and learn so much!" - Ruth J., NASA (Project Based ePub Training)
Department of Defense DOD Logo
I Can't Imagine Going Any Other Place For Training
"I can't imagine going to any other place for training. They have the best personalities, go the extra mile, and most importantly they are experts on the subjects at hand." - Patricia Y., DOD (ePUB Digital Publications Training)
National Credit Union Administration NCUA Logo
As always, Think BIG Delivered On Their Excellent & Exciting Training
"As always, Think BIG 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., NCUA (ePub Training)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Logo
Covered A LOT of Information In Just 2 Days
"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 (ePub using Adobe InDesign Training)