Amazon has released a new plugin for Adobe’s InDesign making importing high-quality Kindle files much easier. Via EbookNewser:
The new plugin tool will let publishers convert Adobe InDesign files directly into Kindle books. Designers and publishers can take existing print-ready files and create Kindle books using the tool.
The eBook version will maintain the font styling, text alignment and paragraph alignment of a print book’s design. In addition, designers can use the tool to add links within the book.
Adobe InDesign CS5 software includes new and enhanced EPUB file export features that improve production and provide greater control for creating compelling eBooks that can be read on a wide range of eBook reading devices, including the Apple iPad, Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble nook, and various mobile phones. This white paper provides an overview of the new features and enhancements.
Time for all self-publishers to get a copy of InDesign – including myself. I’ve held off because of the price tag – close to $700. But if you plan on self-publishing a number of books, InDesign is becoming a must-have.
About the Author: Henry Baum
I’m the author of The American Book of the Dead. The novel won Best Fiction at the DIY Book Festival and the Gold IPPY Award for Visionary Fiction. Largehearted Boy says it's "reminiscent of Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami, a book that boldly explores the future and defies genre." I'm also the author of North of Sunset, winner of the Hollywood Book Festival Grand Prize, and The Golden Calf - first published by Soft Skull Press, with editions in the U.K. (Rebel Inc.) and France (Hachette Littératures). Visit henrybaum.com for more information. I’m the editor of Self-Publishing Review.