Welcome to ePUBSecrets!
We are officially launching the ePUBSecrets blog today, a new blog to help you with all things ePUB. This blog was the brainchild of David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, the fine folks behind InDesignSecrets. As speakers and trainers of designers, production staff, and editors, they have answered many questions about how to make error-free ePUBs. Their hope is that this blog will document steps you can take to make better ePUBs and provide you with a public forum to discuss best practices and issues facing those who create ePUB files. David and Anne-Marie asked me to come on as the host of this site to post content and recruit other ePUB designers/creators/compositors who want to contribute. If you want to contribute future posts, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and ideas.
We are working on a comprehensive list of ePUB resources that will provide links to everything you need to create professional quality and publishable ePUBs. This page will grow as new tools become available, so make sure you check back regularly to see what’s there. If you have suggestions or know of great tools or sites that aren’t included, please bring them to our attention.
We hope that this site will become a trusted location for the best tricks, tips, and secrets for making high-quality ePUB files. We will be examining ePUB2 and ePUB3 specs, creating ePUB files using InDesign and other programs, CSS, fonts, HTML/HTML5, embedding audio and video, using RegEx/GREP to make changes to files, and anything else that might help you produce better ePUBs. To reach this goal, we would appreciate it if you could take a minute to add a comment to this post letting us know what help we can offer you. We will try to answer all your questions in future posts.
What do you want to know about creating ePUBs? Where do you need help?