I would like to create a 100 pages eBook with InDesign with about 20% of pictures.
What I would like to know is the size of the documents that I need to create.
Also, do I need to do 2 documents, one for iPad and one for iPhone?
And do you think my final document will be too big and I will need to convert it into ePub format?
Thank you very much,
Thank you for your answer.
That was actually part of my question. Do you think that I need to do a pdf or an ePub eBook? Maybe a pdf file would be too big for an eBook no?
So basically, I'm thinking pdf or ePub.
I don't understand why you need the content or the target audience to answer.
Isn't there a required size for an eBook on iOS devices? Like when you make a business card and it has to be 8.5x5.5cm.
For the file type, I guess I will do a pdf and then convert it in an ePub if it's too big.
Well, you've already started to tell us some of the information Bob requested. Your target audience includes iOS users, so there are going to be file format restrictions, I think (I don't do this kind of work), for what can be displayed, and knowing the type of content would help to determine if there would be problems with reformatting the pages to fit on various screen sizes.
Again, you need to look at the choices along with the pros and cons.
For iOS you can certainly go with PDF but keep in mind that you will be restricted as to interactivity. Ditto for EPUB.
DPS will provide the most interactivity but has a bit of learning curve and you will be faced with Apple's fickle rejection of book-like apps.
You can also take a look at iBooks Author.
Here is an example of the type of eBook I want to create: http://www.kocca.kr/knowledge/research/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2012/10/1 0/CyneEdUx3Rep.pdf
As you can see, it won't be interactive but just filled with text and pictures. It is 50Mo file, do you think it's too much for an eBook made for iOS devices?
As for the size, this file is 8.50 x 11.93 in. Would that be a good size?
As for the target, it's mostly for Korean app developers (the eBook will be in Korean) so it's pretty restricted, I doubt that it would be read by more than a thousand people in the next five years.
Thank you both for your help.
Hi Julian, Do you want to publish your book on Amazon and Itunes etc? I am just trying to create my first ebook using Indesign 5.5, have come up with a few stumbleing blocks but I think I can answer your question. It doesnt matter what size your pages are in indesisign beacuase when you export to epub its just a file with type, basicly an html file. To learn more I would go to the Adobe tv tutorials. You don't need to worry about ipad or iphone, the readers sort all that out.
Hope that helps, Jayne