Moved to InDesign EPUB forum.
I'm at a loss as to what to try.
Yup. A different EPUB reader. There are very few that currently support Fixed Layout EPUB.
Windows: Readium for Chrome
iOS and OSX: iBooks
Thanks for the reply, but the Nook can display fixed layout epubs. The problem is that I haven't found a way to have text on top of a picture. I have a template that will display a caption under the picture and Indesign will export a fixed layout epub that displays text over graphics on the Google reader, but not the Nook.
Of course the NOOK can display fixed-layout EPUB. The NOOK specification for FXL is almost identical to iBooks. Do you have iBooks available for testing--either on a Mac or an iOS device?
Calibre is a good program, but it's conversion isn't always the greatest when it comes to FXL.
Bob, FYI: FXL is supported by NOOK, Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play Books (minimally). Testing in Readium or Adobe Digital Editions is folly; neither does FXL very well or within testable tolerances of FXL ebook readers people actually use.
When you say NOOK can display fixed-layout EPUB are you referring to .epubs exported from Indesign CC 2015 that are not children books or graphic novels? Do you have to open up the .epub file and modify it so it works with Nook?
Officially NookPress only accepts fixed-layout ebooks in the Children's and graphic novel genres. Unofficially, there are fixed-layout epubs (FXLs) available in nearly all genres in the Nook Store.
You will need to modify the EPUB after export from InDesign, I'm afraid. Nook simply hasn't accepted straight-from-InDesign-EPUB export yet (one of the top three reasons NOOK has such a small marketshare of self-published books). I strongly recommend you read the chapter on creating NOOK ebooks in my book Amazon.com: Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks, ePublishing with InDesign eBook: Pariah Burke: Kindle Store .