Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video

Amazon released the first major update for their three-month-old textbook creation app today, and it’s finally getting useful. Kindle Textbook Creator still accepts only PDF as the source file, and it’s still listed as being in beta, but now the tool lets educators embed video and audio files in the e-textbooks they make. It also now supports… Read More »

iBooks Author Updated With InDesign and Epub Importer

Apple rolled out a new update for their ebook making app yesterday with a few major updates. The app is still limited to only running on OSX, but on the plus side it gained new features. According to the changelog, iBooks Author offers a new ebook template and new options for linking inside an ebook. There… Read More »

eBook Production is Hard – Especially if it is an After Thought to the Paper Book

There’s a new article over on The Economist website this week which details the problems one creator experienced while trying to produce a paper book and an ebook for a Kickstarter campaign, and it’s well worth a read (beware the paywall). While the article is written from the viewpoint of being frustrated with the process… Read More »