Create That EBook

Quick step by step guide to creating ePub files and iBook Author files. Get that eBook created quickly!
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Create That EBook

Quick step by step guide to creating ePub files and iBook Author files. Get that eBook created quickly!
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a quick step by step instructional guide to using Sigil and iBooks Author in order to produce ebooks in both the ePub format as well as the popular iBooks format.

Sigil can be downloaded at https://code.google.com/p/sigil/

The details of iBooks Author can be found at http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/

This course is meant to be a quick start guide to creating eBooks with these two software. You will quickly learn how to create different chapters in your eBook, generate Table of Contents, insert Text and Images and later on Video and Audio. Also covered are how to create a Cover Page and adding both Internal and External Hyperlinks to your eBook.

Note that I am not covering the publishing aspects of eBooks. But perhaps this topic can be added in the future.

    • Sigil software
    • iBook Author software
    • Over 24 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
    • Create multimedia ePub files
    • Create multimedia iBooks files
    • eBook creators
    • teachers
    • educators
    • content creators
    • authors

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Introduction
  • 1
    Introduction
    Text
    In this Lecture we provide you with a summary of the course and the working files that you can download.
  • 2
    Ebooks demonstration on the iPad
    04:35
    In this lecture, we look at what how the iBooks app on an iPad will render the sample ePub file. Also, we at how the sample iBooks file will appear like.
  • SECTION 2:
    SIGIL
  • 3
    Creating Chapters
    03:10
    In this lecture, we look at how to add chapters in Sigil and to add text in each chapter.

    Sigil can be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

    To add a chapter, select File - Add - Blank HTML File.
    You can copy and paste text into the different chapters.

  • 4
    Headings and Table of Contents
    03:41
    In this lecture, we look at how to change the Headings of your text and to generate a table of contents.

    Select the heading, and click on H1 to make it Heading 1 format.

    To generate Table of Contents, select Tools - Table of Contents - Generate Table of Contents.
  • 5
    Inserting Images
    04:05
    In this lecture, we look at how to add and insert images using Sigil. We will also look at how to resize images using Sigil.

    Click on the + icon to add your image files first.
    Images can be inserted using Insert - File.
  • 6
    Inserting Audio
    03:01
    In this lecture, we look at how to insert audio files into Sigil.

    Click on the + icon to add your audio files first.
    Audio can be inserted using Insert - File.
  • 7
    Inserting Video
    02:50
    In this lecture we look at how a video file can be inserted into an ePub file using Sigil.

    Click on the + icon to add your video files first.
    Video can be inserted using Insert - File.
  • 8
    Cover Page and Metadata
    02:39
    In this lecture, we look at how to create a cover page in Sigil as well as how to add Metadata to our eBook.

    Use Tools - Add Cover to add a cover page to your eBook.
    Use Tools - Metadata Editor to add Metadata to your eBook.
  • 9
    Adding external hyperlinks
    03:55
    In this lecture, we look at how external hyperlinks can be inserted into our eBook.

    Use Insert - Link to add external hyperlinks.
  • 10
    Adding internal hyperlinks
    04:52
    In this lecture, we look at how internal hyperlinks can be inserted into our eBook.

    Use Insert - Link to add internal hyperlinks.
    Use Insert - ID too add an ID to particular place in your eBook.
  • 11
    Reordering Chapters
    01:22
    In this lecture, we look at how to reorder chapters in Sigil. Just click and drag the chapters and then regenerate the Table of Contents.
  • 12
    Adding CSS
    03:40
    In this lecture, I will demonstrate how to add CSS code and link it to the various chapters of your eBook. I will demonstrate how to change the colour of the H1 tag and how to center the H1 tag.
  • 13
    Adding CSS - part 2
    03:22
    In this lecture, I will demonstrate how to make images in your eBook float left and right using CSS code.
  • SECTION 3:
    iBooks Author
  • 14
    Getting Started
    04:08
    In this lecture, we look at how to get started with eBook, in particular, how to choose from different templates and how to rename an eBook.

    Reference
    iBooks Author http://www.apple.com/sg/ibooks-author/

  • 15
    Adding Text
    03:06
    In this lecture, we look at how text can be added in iBooks Author.
  • 16
    Adding Image
    03:27
    In this lecture, we look at how to insert an image into iBooks Author and how to add a caption to that image.
  • 17
    Changing Default Body Text
    03:17
    In this lecture, we look at how the change the default Body Text in iBooks Author.
  • 18
    Adding external hyperlinks
    02:35
    In this chapter, we look at how to create external hyperlinks in iBooks Author.
  • 19
    Adding a new section
    04:22
    In this lecture, we look at how to insert a new section and the populate the new section with text and an image.
  • 20
    Adding internal hyperlinks and email links
    03:13
    In this lecture, we learn how to add internal hyperlinks and email links.
  • 21
    Gallery Widget
    04:44
    In this lecture, we look at how to use the Gallery widget in iBooks author.
  • 22
    Media Widget
    03:51
    In this lecture, we look at how the Media widget can be used to insert video and audio clips.
  • SECTION 4:
    Conclusion
  • 23
    Syncing an eBook to your iPad
    01:42
    In this lecture, I shall demonstrate how to sync an eBook to your iPad.
  • 24
    Conclusion
    Text
    In this lecture, this course on quick eBook creation is concluded.
  • 25
    Ebook quiz
    5 questions

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REVIEWS

  • Ewan
    Great solid foundations

    The course is great for learning the foundations of creating you're book. This course should differently be your first learning you should do.

  • Bryan Cohen
    It works!

    This course helped me to publish a book to Kobo and iTunes using the Sigil section. I'm still waiting on iTunes for approval, but all appears to be going smoothly. Thanks!

  • Guruprasad Nagarajan
    Well-explained basics

    It's worth the time spent watching it as Chris takes you through the basic quite patiently.

  • Spectrum108
    Feature packed tutorial

    Christopher Tan presents a continual flow of required information to get "up & running" with iBook Author & Sigil throughout the course. Just how I like it downloading into my brain. Thanks Chris.

  • Lecturer Isaac Yap
    Short and Sharp !

    A series of well organised, comprehensive, concised lectures easy to follow. Learning to create an Ebook can be so unimaginably easy with Christopher!

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