How to Make Your Own Children's Interactive eBook!
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How to Make Your Own Children's Interactive eBook!

Learn How You can Create, Publish, and Sell an Enhanced Ebook for the iPad, WITHOUT having to write ANY CODE!
5.0 (3 ratings)
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38 students enrolled
Created by Tony Ross
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how you can get started on creating an interactive eBook in a week, or even as short as a weekend!
  • Discover new ways of presenting stories and ideas that can be delivered on mobile devices, iPad, or Kindle!
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Requirements
  • Though it's not a requirement, you should be comfortable working on a PC or a Mac, and familiar with a word processing program like MS Word at a beginner level.
  • This course can be taken using only demo versions of the ebook software, and no previous knowledge of the software, or eBook publishing is required.
Description

Have you ever wondered how those awesome interactive books and apps for the iPad and Kindle are made? Or even better, have you ever wanted to get a story or an idea you've had into an eBook format, but have absolutely no clue of where to start?!

Well, have I got news for you! I can show you how you can create a simple children's interactive ebook in as little as a week, or even a weekend! We can even show you how to get your eBooks on the Apple, or Google App store!

Imagine that you can publish an eBook for the iPad that can “read aloud", and has a Drag and Drop game, or even has a coloring book! All of this is possible without having to write a single line of code!

In this short course, we can show you that bringing your eBook idea to a reality is possible, even if you've never published a physical, or digital book before!

When it comes to children's eBooks, some of the best interactive, or Enhanced eBooks are put out by large companies like Disney, Sesame Street, or Mattel. We teach you how you can get the same level of interactivity, and without breaking the bank!

So, SIGN UP for our course, and let us show you how to get your stories from out of your head, and into an eBook for the iPads & Kindles of the world!

About 2 years ago, I was watching my little girl reading along and playing games with an eBook on the Kindle. With all of the sounds and animations, it reminded me of the interactive CD-Roms I used to create in the 90’s—and how cool would it be to make eBooks for my daughter! So, I wondered, what software were they using to create these eBooks & apps, and could I learn and teach it? After months of searching, and some trial and error, I came up with a way to make my own interactive eBooks… but, it was far more complicated than I wanted. The problem was it involved several programs, as well as writing and tweaking code.

Then I found it, an eBook publishing solution that handled EVERYTHING, and I didn't have to write a single line of code! This software does all the heavy lifting on the back-end, and leaves your mind free to create your masterpiece!

Actually, this software is so simple, I can even teach you the basics in just over 30 minutes!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the author, and/or illustrator who's been looking for a simple solution to get their book ideas published in a fun, and interactive digital format.
  • This course is also for the parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or teacher that have had a desire to write, or share a story with the children in their lives, and just didn't know how.
  • This course is for the coder, and non-coder alike. If you can build a website with HTML and Javascript from scratch, OR if you barely write an email, we've got you covered!
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:27:19
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Welcome to Creating Your Own Children's Interactive eBook!
7 Lectures 36:46

In this lesson we'll go over downloading the ebook software, as well as the basic overview of the interface and layout.

Preview 05:03

Here we cover different types of supported image formats, and how to use drawing objects.

Preview 06:27

Using the text object, you'll learn how to not only add text, but also how to format text, as well as add different fonts.

Adding Text to your eBook
08:13

Normally, to add a Drag and Drop feature to an eBook or app takes a bit of coding. Here you'll learn how to get it done quite easily.

Creating a Drag and Drop game
05:07

Now that our book is complete, we can export it as an ePub3. This format works in several eBook readers, and can also work on the iPad and iPhone.

How to Export and Publish Your eBook
09:04

Creating a Children's Interactive eBook Overview
3 questions

Testing Your eBook on a Device
02:13

This document shows how you can get Pubcoder at a discount (optional).
NOTE: You are not required to purchase this software for the course. You can use the 30 day demo.

BONUS: How to get Pubcoder at a Discount!
00:39
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BONUS #1: Publishing to the Apple Bookstore
4 Lectures 07:20
Setting up a FREE Account with iTunes Connect
01:48

Selecting FREE or Paid eBooks
00:52

Downloading iTunes Producer
00:54

Uploading Your ePub3 to Apple Bookstore
03:46
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BONUS #2: Adding Read Aloud to Your eBook
6 Lectures 30:05

In addition to basic text formatting, you can also alter the look of your text via Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS. This lesson shows how to use CSS, but without having to write it out.

Preview 07:23

Earlier, we learned how to import Google Fonts. In this lesson, we go over how to import your own fonts.

How to Import Fonts
04:32

Now that your text is highlighted, we can adjust the text colors, and highlight colors to best the design needs of your eBook.


How to Add Text Styles and Colors to Your Text
04:10

Adding a Read Aloud feature adds so much value to a book. After this lesson, you'll know how to add in a voice over, and have the text highlight words, in sync with the audio.

How to Add a Read Aloud feature to your eBook
06:27

Now that your text is highlighted, we can adjust the text colors, and highlight colors to best the design needs of your eBook.

Changing Read Aloud preferences for Your Text
03:43

With our Read Aloud feature now in place, in this lesson, we add a button to your ebook, so readers can press to activate the reading feature.

Controlling Your Read Aloud feature
03:50
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BONUS #3: Adding a Coloring Book to Your eBook... NO WRITING CODE!
2 Lectures 13:10

Whether for kids or grownups, coloring books are pretty awesome! In this lesson we go over how to prepare, and import images for the coloring book widget.

Creating and Creating Images for Your Coloring Book
08:25

In this lesson, we'll go over adding your own colors, and different brush sizes to your coloring book game.

Setting Tools and Preferences for Your Coloring Book
04:45
About the Instructor
Tony Ross
4.6 Average rating
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3,319 Students
7 Courses
Video Trainer, Instructor, and Author: Learning Made Simple!

Hey, would you love to have your own funny, creative, animated ad -- or even an animated video that goes viral -- but you don't want to go in debt to pay for one?

Maybe you aren't even there, yet. Maybe you don't need an animated ad yet because you still don't have a product to sell. You have a great idea for an ebook, or a video course, but you don't know how to get the idea out of your head and into a digital format you can sell.

Well, you've come to the right place!

At tonyteach, we specialize in teaching complex software and subjects using very practical projects in simple steps.

With our courses, you need to know 2 things:

  1. There's this software that does some really cool stuff!

  2. We're teaching you how to use it!

Some of our courses you could even take in just an hour, or over a lunch break!

Imagine learning how to record the perfect voice over, or how to create an interactive eBook and publish it in just one sitting!

We have plenty to show you, and ALL of our courses are backed by a 30 day money back guarantee.

So come on and sign up for a course or two.  We'll show you that it's much easier than it looks!


A little about me…

Hi, my name is Tony Ross, owner and creator of TonyTeach[dot]com and Big Block Books. I am an animator and software trainer, and I also like to dabble in music, and creative writing.

My specialty in software training, is taking complex applications, and breaking them down into simple steps that even a beginner, or novice can follow. With over 2 decades of experience, my tutorials have been featured on Creative Cow, Adobe, Toon Boom, GoMediazine, Infinite Skills, O’Reilly, and I am also a Lynda[dot]com author.

In teaching, and in life, I try and follow this mantra…

Keep it simple, make it perfect; If you don't have the time to make it perfect, rethink the idea. - Tony Ross