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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2011
I work for a small publishing house and have published several books on Kindle using other software that work well with fiction stories. But when I have to publish a nonfiction book with tables of contents and footnotes I am in trouble. After investigating it appears that Adobe InDesign CS5 is the appropriate one for this type of work. I've never used InDesign so I went to look for a specific book that could explain the possibilities of InDesign for publishing nonfiction ebooks and found How to Create an eBook with Adobe® InDesign® CS5.

As other readers have said it is not a complete guide. But it is really useful for what I was looking for and I have learned many tricks, those that you will not find in the tutorials. Some are basic things, such as open an epub file and "see" what is inside or the best way to put footnotes or embedded fonts.

As something pleasantly complementary I have to say that after reading it I still had a question and wrote to the author, Rufus Deuchler, who answered within 24 hours. Thank you Mr. Deuchler, for your book and for being attentive with your readers!

In a nutshell, I strongly recommend this book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2011
This title will save you hours if not days of frustration. The information on working with InDesign is helpful, but what I found even more valuable were the free online tools the author suggests to help you manage your epub files to debug the quirks InDesign can (and will) add in. I took advantage of the invitation by the author on the last pages of the book to email any questions. My email was answered in less than 5 minutes. If you're already familiar with InDesign, and now want to use it to create an e-book, this book will get you going down the right path.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2010
The book is not a complete guide to every tiny little detail a totally geeky person might want to know about EPUB development from Adobe InDesign. It's not meant to be... instead Rufus has managed to turn what is a somewhat scary and intimidating topic for the average graphic designer who uses InDesign into a subject matter that's easy to comprehend and fun to work on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2011
How to create an eBook with Adobe InDesign is a great companion for anyone who is looking to learn how to create ePUBs (or eBooks). I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is getting started or wants a handy resource to help them troubleshoot any issues that they might have with creating an ePUB. Rufus's relaxed and sometimes humorous writing style helped me through what could otherwise be a dull or dry experience.

I was also impressed by the author's response to questions that I had about the book. After contacting Rufus via twitter @rufusd I received a response quickly that helped solve the minor issue that I was having.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
This book does exactly what it says. It takes you through the process of getting your manuscript out of InDesign and into an ePub file, with complete explanation of what to do, how to do it (screen by screen) and why he recommends each step. It is not the first book I bought on how to do this, but it's the last one I'll need! Clear instruction and as other reviewers have noted, extras offered. The best part is that it's offered as an eBook so if you're tired of struggling and you've read too many contradictory tutorials, just buy this and read it and you'll be done very quickly and painlessly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2011
Whenever a new technology surfaces on the horizon and the early adopters see the benefits for it, their often isn't a book to help propel them in the direction they are looking for. Rufus does this with his book. InDesign CS5 has so much to offer and creating ePub's is one of its best features. Thanks to Rufus for making this seemingly daunting task - not daunting, after all.
the only thing missing was editing the epub file after it was created to show some tweaks like Colin Fleming demonstrated in his Adobe TV episode.

This is a great book and I highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2011
I had been avoiding publishing an ePub book for quite some time because I felt overwhelmed by the very thought of it. Thankfully, Rufus makes it pretty painless and with this book and I was able to get started immediately, which was great! His humorous take on the hangups designers will have to just 'bite the bullet' on made me laugh out loud. :)

Happily, this was a quick and easy read. I was looking for something I could digest in a hurry so I could get started immediately. This book was perfect for that. Experienced InDesigners will be exporting to ePub in no time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
This was a great find as I have been looking at using CS5 to create eBooks and this provides a excellent overview of this. The book does not teach you about InDesign or basics of CS5 as this knowledge is assumed to be in place. It does cover how to use this software to create ePub documents.

As a beginner to CS5 with some basic knowledge of the program I found this little book very useful, friendly to use and it provided me with the information and guidance I was looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2011
It is obvious that the information provided in the book was written by an expert in the field, which is appreciated. The quality information is updated, and the method to make the eBooks, I think, is in the reach of everyone at any skill level. Even, if the techniques that displays the book are advanced.
I also thank to the author, who has used a method that involves the use of software that are free of charge.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2011
I was interested in how well CS5 handled conversion to ePub, and this book was a useful resource in determining the steps to take to make this happen. In addition, the author went above and beyond when assisting me with a few lingering questions. I would recommend this book to those already familiar with InDesign (and perhaps with at least a little prior knowledge of ebooks in general) looking to convert their work!
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