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Learn to make eBooks from InDesign: Part 2

InDesign icon eBooks ePubMore resources I’ve found on my second day of researching how to make eBooks from InDesign.

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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 size of the nook screen is 600 x 730 pixels.
— Cover images supplied for marketing purposes typically range between 500×600 to 600×730 pixels.
— The page margins should be set at 30 pixels on the top and sides, with 20 pixels on the bottom.

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Googled: ePub check. Got the following:
— use Validator
— files must be under 10mb
Some crazy ePub makers using applescript and terminal commands
Mac app to check ePubs

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How to unzip an ePub

Edit ePub eBooks with Your Favorite HTML Editor
— Suggested changing the file extension from “.epub” to “.zip” That didn’t work.

Unzip and Zip EPUB files safely with these AppleScripts
— This works

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How to copy mobi files onto your kindle

You can copy documents in supported formate to your Kindle following these easy steps:
— Connect your Kindle to your computer via USB cable. After drivers are installed, you can see your Kindle device as a disk drive
— Navigate to “documents” folder on your Kindle device
— Copy your files in supported format there (PDF/TXT/MOBI/PRC/AZW)
— Safely eject the device
Your documents should now be visible along with your other eBooks in the home screen.

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Googled
site:pubit.barnesandnoble.com pixelated
site:pubit.barnesandnoble.com bitmapped
site:pubit.barnesandnoble.com fuzzy
got nothing

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Horizontal reading on the Nook is not possible
— nuts

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Nook for Mac

Downloaded the application. Unzipped it. Opened the dmg. Dragged the “NOOK for mac” app over to my applications folder. Launched the application. A large gray window appears covering almost my entire screen. A smaller white box in the middle show the nook logo. It immediately goes into the opening animation where the reflection moves across the logo once. There’s a few seconds pause and the animation starts again, only the reflection stops on the “n” in “nook.” Nothing else happens. I try clicking on the logo. Double clicking the logo. Dragging an epub file onto the logo. The menu at the top doesn’t have any options for me to open a file.

BN customer service had me use Nook Study

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