Create That EBook
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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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Last updated 6/2013
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What Will I Learn?
Create multimedia ePub files
Create multimedia iBooks files
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Requirements
  • Sigil software
  • iBook Author software
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • eBook creators
  • teachers
  • educators
  • content creators
  • authors
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 01:17:53
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Introduction
2 Lectures 05:13
In this Lecture we provide you with a summary of the course and the working files that you can download.
Preview 00:38

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.
Preview 04:35
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SIGIL
11 Lectures 36:37
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.

Preview 03:10

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.
Headings and Table of Contents
03:41

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.
Inserting Images
04:05

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.
Inserting Audio
03:01

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.
Inserting Video
02:50

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.
Cover Page and Metadata
02:39

In this lecture, we look at how external hyperlinks can be inserted into our eBook.

Use Insert - Link to add external hyperlinks.
Adding external hyperlinks
03:55

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.
Adding internal hyperlinks
04:52

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.
Reordering Chapters
01:22

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.
Adding CSS
03:40

In this lecture, I will demonstrate how to make images in your eBook float left and right using CSS code.
Adding CSS - part 2
03:22
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iBooks Author
9 Lectures 32:43
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/

Getting Started
04:08

In this lecture, we look at how text can be added in iBooks Author.
Adding Text
03:06

In this lecture, we look at how to insert an image into iBooks Author and how to add a caption to that image.
Adding Image
03:27

In this lecture, we look at how the change the default Body Text in iBooks Author.
Changing Default Body Text
03:17

In this chapter, we look at how to create external hyperlinks in iBooks Author.
Adding external hyperlinks
02:35

In this lecture, we look at how to insert a new section and the populate the new section with text and an image.
Adding a new section
04:22

In this lecture, we learn how to add internal hyperlinks and email links.
Adding internal hyperlinks and email links
03:13

In this lecture, we look at how to use the Gallery widget in iBooks author.
Gallery Widget
04:44

In this lecture, we look at how the Media widget can be used to insert video and audio clips.
Media Widget
03:51
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:54
In this lecture, I shall demonstrate how to sync an eBook to your iPad.
Syncing an eBook to your iPad
01:42

In this lecture, this course on quick eBook creation is concluded.
Conclusion
00:12

This this simple quiz on eBook creation to test your understanding.

Ebook quiz
5 questions
About the Instructor
Christopher Tan
3.8 Average rating
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4,554 Students
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Church Pianist

I am a classically trained pianist who loves to play the old hymns. Hope you like my playing and explanations. I attend True Life Bible Presbyterian Church and also the Far Eastern Bible College in Singapore. I work as an IT Manager and enjoy creating media related to e-learning. I hope that you like my courses on Udemy. Thanks.