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

ePUB Training: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Course Overview:

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. The course will also cover the following topics:

• 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

Prerequisites for Attending ePUB Training Course:

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.

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

Locations for ePub Training:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for ePub Training:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

ePUB Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

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.

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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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Digital Publishing Suite
InDesign Advanced
InDesign Intro
InDesign – Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents
InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack

ePUB Training: 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


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.

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