eBook Formatting

Breaking Good—Or, How to Give Your E-Book Layout the Perfect Look

E-Book Distribution Requires Certain File Types In order to be shipped to the stores of XinXii’s international distribution partners, e-books need to be shaped in a specific file type called EPUB. Because EPUB format, like most web content, is coded in HTML it enables readers to modify the layout of the content according to their individual preferences (in respect of font styles and sizes, e.g.) which is why it can be described as a “dynamic” format. This means that, in EPUB, there is no longer a fixed page design like in PDF or in printed books because the way the ...

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Guidelines for Optimal eBook Formatting

A personalized and tasteful design is important for eBooks. Its lack can reduce the pleasure of reading or make the text completely illegible. This often applies to complex and decorative elements. The preference for such layouts comes from our experience with printed books. The above mentioned layouts are often chosen by beginners but sometimes also from experienced authors who would like the text to look nice. And why not after all? There are so many inspiring layouts out there. But often the peculiarities of the new medium are not taken into account. One of the numerous advantages offered by eBooks ...

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