Please explain what you mean by "more expensive"? What are you paying for?
I asked the price for a book of 1200 pages, dictionnary style (no pics, no links, only text) to 3 different pro.
and i had an average of 2500 $ for a fixed layout and 900$ for a reflow.
and i do not understand the reason why there is such a big difference.
Fixed Layout EPUB with InDesign currently requires knowledge of custom plug-ins to precisely position objects on the page. You're not getting any help from InDesign. It can be quite time consuming.
Reflowable EPUB with InDesign CC can be mostly done by properly formatting the document with styles, by using the Articles panel, by customizing objects with Object Export Options, by mapping styles to tags, etc. Most of the work is done in InDesign and it requires less time.
I can say publicly that Douglas Waterfall, InDesign's software architect, has hinted that he is leading work on the Fixed Layout area and we may see big changes before long.
Steve, thank you for your answer!
i undersood very well.
There are so many different prices for the same work (from 300 euro to 3400 euro). it's incredible
Our first support for EPUB3 Fixed Layout is now available with the 2014 (June 18th) update to Creative Cloud.
Download the trial and let us know how we can improve it.
Architect, InDesign Engineering