Free Adobe Whitepaper on Publishing eBooks
Just as music lovers can access thousands of recordings on the Apple iTunes Store, book lovers can browse thousands of publications on the Apple iPad using the iBooks application and the iBookstore. Many publishers would like to sell their EPUB publications on the iBookstore, similar to app developers selling their apps for the iPad or iPhone on the Apps store. This white paper gives you the information you need to convert your InDesign files to EPUB format and get them listed in the iBookstore on an iPad.
This paper assumes that you’re starting with an Adobe InDesign document that contains your book content. Even if your document was originally designed for more traditional output—such as printed and bound books—you can modify the file for optimum conversion to the EPUB format, which is the native file format for Apple’s iBooks app and the iBookstore. At this time, the iBooks app lets users read files in both EPUB and PDF. However, since the iBookstore only lists EPUB titles, this guide will focus on getting your book converted into a valid EPUB file.