The Kindle pricing problem

When you publish on the Kindle, you set your own price. But some customers will end up paying much more. All self-publishing platforms allow you to set your own price, and this is important because control over pricing is key to your whole marketing strategy. Alas, when it comes to …

Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 3)

In this final instalment, we look at editing the table of contents file, toc.ncx, part of the ePub file package, as well as taking a quick look at CSS. Our examples are based on the files created for our recent free e-book, Make Do & Cook: Savvy Shopping. Editing toc.ncx …

Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 2)

In this second instalment, we look at editing the content.opf file – part of the ePub file package. Our examples are based on the files created for our recent free e-book, Make Do & Cook: Savvy Shopping. Editing content.opf The content.opf file is the main metadata file describing the publication …

Fixing Adobe InDesign CS3’s ePub files (part 1)

At WebVivant Press, we use Adobe InDesign CS3 for producing both print books and ePub format e-books. InDesign (ID) is a great piece of software for laying out magazines and books. And for creating e-books it’s … well, broken. When you use the ‘Export to Digital Editions’ option from InDesign …