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eBook Training Class

eBook Training Class


eBook training class: Creating eBooks and publications for iPad, nook, Kindle, and more from InDesign or Microsoft Word

Discover how to convert your books and publications into the ePub and mobi formats used on the iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Kobo and other electronic reading devices. In this eBook training class you’ll gain an understanding of the workflow for electronic publishing, including how to prepare your files, what formats to use, converting files, and distributing them so they can be monetized.

This eBook training class for creating eBooks is delivered by the instructors who have created many books on electronic publishing software and tools. They are the authors of the Digital Classroom series of books, which have been converted by the team at AGI to ePub and mobi formats. When you take an eBook training class from AGI you learn from experts who have real-world experience in creating eBooks from their own Digital Classroom series of books and in working with other major book publishers. Contact AGI about this eBook training class or call 800-851-9237 if you have questions.


eBook Class Length: 1 day

This ebook class assumes you have working knowledge of InDesign. If you plan to create eBook files from another source, contact a training consultant to arrange a private or customized training or consulting session or call to speak with a training consultant at 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044.

eBook Training Class Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

eBook Training Class Course Topics

Module 1: Understanding eBook formats

  • e-reading Devices
  • e-reading Reading engines
  • eBook and electronic publishing Formats
  • Structure and Contents of eBook files

Module 2: Designing for eBook

  • ePub design considerations
  • Document structure and organization
  • Use of character styles and paragraph styles
  • Font choices for eBooks

Module 3: Converting InDesign documents to eBook

  • What happens in the conversion process
  • Converting existing documents to eBooks
  • File preparation and clean-up
  • InDesign scripts for eBook creation

Module 4: eBook file modifications and clean-up

  • Editing eBook files
  • Working with eBook metadata
  • Working with cover images
  • Preparing files for use on specific devices
  • InDesign eBook bugs and how to fix them
  • Adjusting page flow
  • Automation to assist with file clean-up

Module 5: ePub and eBook links and hyperlinks

  • Creating hyperlinks for use within eBook
  • Creating internal cross-reference links
  • Creating a TOC

Module 6: Converting other formats to eBook

  • Microsoft Word
  • Websites / HTML

Module 7: Adding interactivity to eBooks

  • Adding video files
  • Adding audio files

Module 8: Converting from ePub to other formats

  • Converting ePub to mobi
  • Converting ePub to PDF
  • Converting ePub to RTF and MS Word

Module 9: Distributing and Selling ePub and eBooks

  • Selling your ePub files on the iPad and iTunes
  • Selling your ePub files on the Nook
  • Selling eBooks on the Kindle


eBook Training Class Prerequisites

This course is for users who are already familiar with the basics of publishing tools such as Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word. For users who lack familiarity with these tools, we recommend either taking the InDesign Level I training class or completing the lessons in our InDesign Digital Classroom book and Microsoft Office 2010 Digital Classroom book before attending the eBook training class.

eBook Training Class Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems and are the authors of the Digital Classroom series of books.

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