This tutorial teaches authors, designers, and book publishers how I created an ePub eBook version of my children's books.
I've read a lot about epub creation and like most things that I read, I couldn't find much that addressed exactly what I wanted to do with my book. So I had to stumble through the process, using trial and error, to get what I wanted. I also had to consult my retailer's guidelines—so they would accept my epub files for sale.
Feel free to use my epub step-by-step process to create your own epub books, or adapt it to meet your needs.
Here's what one of my children's book looks like in Apple's iBooks:
I set it up this way, because I wanted parents and kids to be able to enlarge the font size to help them when they are learning to read. I also like how the book retains the white space and give it a more "literary" feel.
So… how did I do this? The first step, of course, was to finish my book and all its illustrations. Once I did that, I opened InDesign and began setting up the pages. Click the "Create eBook" tab above to get started.