How To Make A Magazine - Create an Apple Newsstand Magazine
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You can now join 200+ digital publishers in this course showing you step by step how to publish a magazine on the Apple iOS Newsstand.
Great changes are happening in the digital publishing world. People are changing their reading habits; they are consuming information in different ways and when it comes to magazines, readers want the latest issues delivered instantly to their digital devices. They also want a wider choice and realize they can access magazines from around the globe, instantly.
These changes are just the beginning of a new world in publishing, content creation and distribution, and this course will ensure you are in the right place to be at the forefront with publishing to mobile devices and tablets.
This digital magazine publishing course is a one of a kind complete step by step solution for companies or individuals who want to publish their own magazines on the Apple Newsstand.
This course makes it a simple process to take an existing magazine and produce a complete digital magazine that can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Newsstand.
All you need to get started is a PDF of your magazine. You can then follow the course videos to turn your PDF's into digital magazines. If you can create MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Pages or Keynote files.... you can save those as PDF files and get started right away.
The creation process has been broken down into simple steps so that anyone can follow the video tutorials, download the template app and produce a magazine within in less than a day.
Once you have a place to store your digital files online (Website, Amazon S3 account etc..) there is ZERO cost going forward. Everything you need is free! A stark contrast to services like PageSuite, Magcast, Mag+ and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
I am not a Magazine Publisher. Can I benefit from this course?
Does This Mean I Have To Create Lots Of Content?
Why would I want to publish a magazine on the iPad or iPhone?
Who controls the magazine?
Do I need to purchase any software to create the Digital Magazine?
Do I have to have any programming experience?
Can I ask for Support?
Do I need a Mac to do the course?
Can I add interactivity to the magazine?
So what are you waiting for?
If you have any questions you need answered before signing-up, send Pete a message here on Udemy or on facebook - I want you to feel 100%% confident in this course so you are assured that you will get the best results you can get.
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|Section 1: Introduction To The Course|
|Section 2: Designing A Digital Magazine|
|In this lesson we take a look at how an HPUB document is put together and discuss what we will do when creating our own.|
|In this lesson I will highlight some key design considerations to keep in mind when designing your digital magazine.|
|This lesson goes over some popular tools we can use to create content in our magazine.|
|Here we go through the steps needed to create our Magazine PDF document.|
|Section 3: Package Your Magazine Issue|
|Step by Step instructions on how to create a magazine HTML page.|
|Here we create our BOOK.CSS file that enables us to view our magazine pages.|
|Here we dip into the book.json file and see what we need to create - at a minimum!|
|The lesson shows how to create the final file to make up our hpub document - the index.html file.|
|Lecture 10||1 page|
File Hosting -
We need to ensure our magazine issues can be downloaded and viewed whenever a reader wants. So we need to place our magazine issue files on the internet somewhere.
There are many companies on the internet that offer file hosting and most likely you already a website hosted with a web hosting company that can be used to store your files.
If you don't have a location online to host your files or you just need a new place to test things out, I recommend you sign-up with HostGator. You can get started for around $3. It’s a no-brainer!
I use HostGator to test my magazine delivery and have never had any issues.
You can also use this 25% Off Voucher Code if you use their services:
Coupon Code: NEWSSTAND25
|Section 4: Hosting Your Magazines Digital Files|
|In this lesson we place our HPUB file on our file server and ensure everything works.|
|In this lesson we generate the shelf.json file that is used to catalogue our magazine issues for our app.|
|Here we add our first magazine screenshot to the file server.|
|Section 5: Create & Configure Your iOS Magazine App|
|Here we run through the MUST HAVE software and hardware tools needed to create your Magazine App.|
|Time to download and take a look at the Baker Framework iOS APP|
|This video takes you through the creation of you digital certificates and provisioning profiles.|
iOS Developer Center - Adding Testing Devices and Creating An APP ID
iOS Developer Center - Creating Development & Distribution Profiles
|Section 6: Testing You Magazine App|
|We can now test the App on our own iOS devices. Let's see how in this video.|
|This video shows how to setup your app in iTunesConnect|
|Every magazine app on iTunes must create a subscription to allow users to subscribe to your magazine. In this video we go through setting up a FREE SUBSCRIPTION in-app purchase.|
|Now we have all the elements of our Magazine App setup we can start to test it on our iOS devices.|
|In this lesson we test out the Free Subscription option and see how to setup a test user in iTunes Connect|
|Section 7: Customising the Magazine App|
|In this lesson we apply some new icons to our App|
|In this lesson we change some of the text styling on the magazine shelf.|
|In this lesson we learn how to change the various text elements that help make up our magazine interface.|
Customising The Index.html File
|We now go onto modify the index.html file so that it appear on the left and some othe size and positional setings|
|Here we get into a little Debugging to make testing our app much faster.
We cover the Landscape/Portrait setting while enhancing the ,json files
|Time to change the look of the Magazine shelf. This is really easy!|
Now, lets add more magazine issues the our app.
|Section 8: Publish Your Magazine App To The iTunes Store|
|Download the complete PUBZIE hpub & shelf.json files I use in this section.|
|In this video I start a brand new magazine and take you through the steps to creating the complete HPUB document from start to finish.|
|This is an overview of how the Pubzie magazine is configured on iTunes connect.|
The final step... Here we cover what is needed to upload your app to Apple and what to expect.
UPDATE: If you are using a remote Mac machine and do not have an iOS device attached to your computer to build the archive that you send to apple, you will need to select the option IOS DEVICE to create the archive. Refer to
Expand the section: TO CREATE THE ARCHIVE
|Section 9: On The Newsstand & Course Wrap-up|
A Look at the completed magazine app and course wrap-up
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|Section 10: EXTRAS - Popular Questions Answered|
This video shows how to add URL links and Embed Videos.
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