- Kindle and EPUB files: We produce the 2 files you need. Kindle (sometimes called a mobi file) for the Amazon Kindle store, and EPUB for all other stores.
- Modifications: Some books need design modifications to improve the reader experience. We work with you to accomplish this.
- Complexity: A complex book—tables, graphics, images, text formatting, linking—is our specialty.
- Suitability: Some books just won’t work as eBooks. We tell you if that’s the case.
- Straight to eBook: You are creating an eBook first (not a conversion of a print book) and you want it to be as attractive and highly functional as possible.
- Guaranteed validation: It is important to you that your files pass EPUB validation. It's a requirement for the Apple iBooks and Google Play stores and we guarantee your files will pass validation.
Retaining Print Book DesignsWe strive to retain as much of the original print book design as technically possible. In this example, the eBook is on the left and the PDF on the right. Note the matching heading colors and captions, and the retention of the glyph. Download a sample of Market Farming Success from Amazon.
Some projects begin as eBooks. For the project on the left we designed a Word template and merged Excel data into the tables, then added additional text and formatting. Our client expects to make annual updates to the content, and maintaining it in a database will save time and money when it comes to re-publishing the eBook.
Straight narrative text like this true crime story on the right can be dressed up using color and custom designed glyphs.
Training Manuals & Reference eBooks
Education and reference eBooks benefit from additional navigation elements and often make extensive use of tables, graphics and colored text. Sensei's project management eBook on the left has more than 350 graphic elements and we suggested linking main headings both directions and adding intra-chapter navigation. The Red Guide to Disaster Recovery had similar requirements and made extensive use of color coded chapters. Download a sample of The Red Guide from Amazon.
Children's Illustrated Fixed-Format eBooks*
Children's illustrated eBooks are best programmed using fixed-format: Each page looks exactly like it does (or would) as a print book. In First Signs from DawnSignPress on the right, you see a board book where text is naturally large and easy to read. Gorp's Dream on the left, however, has more text (for an older reader), making it hard to read. In this case we use the Kindle KF8 area magnification feature: Double-tap to enlarge/reduce. Download a sample of Gorp's Dream from Amazon.
* This service is available for book design and distribution projects and is no longer available for conversion-only projects. We apologize for any inconvenience.