The lack of consensus among publishers that fixed-layout ebooks are a worthy investment hasn’t prevented the technology behind them from advancing.
The Creative Cloud unveiled a new fixed-layout export feature for Adobe InDesign in June, and as ebook production expert Laura Brady points out, it “will allow a much broader range of publishers to create ebooks from complex print layouts.”
Whether they’ll actually do so remains an open question, but in the meantime ebook developers as well as a growing number of print designers are exploring what the new export feature makes possible when it comes to digital content.
Brady offers five things to look out for before diving in.
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