Learning while doing
I just finished formatting a very complex ebook. It included many photos, illustrations, captions, bulleted and numbered lists with bolded lead ins, drop caps, a table of contents, an index, and more.
This was also a print book, and of course that I designed in InDesign. I’ll have to put something in the portfolio to contrast the two at some point, but while the conversion isn’t absolutely perfect, it’s pretty darned good and I’m pleased with it. Working the conversion from InDesign to print is quite different than Word to print. It meant me having to work through an entire lecture series on lynda.com (THE go-to place to find tutorials), in this case, “InDesign CS6 to EPUB Kindle and iPad”. Well worth the time and effort though, of course, I could not bill the client for learning time.
I now feel very confident of my epub interior design skills!