Month: August 2012

An experience of converting an InDesign file to ePub/mobi

Read the experience of a smart man (Craig Mod, MacDowell Writing Fellow, 2012 TechFellow) getting his print book converted into an eBook. I stumbled across his article “Platforming Books” from a tweet by the Director of Digital Information at the Art Institute, ?@lili_czarina. It’s a rather long webpage, but the main item I would like …

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What makes for a great storyteller?

Every week on Tuesday at 11am CST #ideaschat has an hour-long chat with a new topic. This week’s topic was about storytelling. Question #3 was “What makes for a great storyteller?” Thirteen people gave some great responses. Vulnerability, honesty, wit, ability to captivate, telling the right story at the right time, honesty, passion, live first …

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Blogs need to allow people to subscribe to categories

The blogging platform of the future needs two main things. Community and topic-specific subscription. Drupal allows people to subscribe to specific topics (or categories) of posts. But drupal doesn’t have a tied-in community to their platform. In fact, it’s hard to find any blogging platform that has a tied-in community. Blogger? No. WordPress? No. Livejournal? …

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Learn to make eBooks from InDesign: Part 2

More resources I’ve found on my second day of researching how to make eBooks from InDesign. ================ Barnes & Noble’s eBook publisher home pubit.barnesandnoble.com/ “PubIt! ePub Formatting Guide” (PDF) Download our ePub Formatting Guide for information on how best to format your ePub document. — pretty much tech specs, raw stuff. — The maximum viewing …

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