These Web pages contain all the files you need to follow along with the examples in my book, EPUB Straight to the Point, in order to learn how to format your own ebooks.
- You can find the original text files for Walden on Project Gutenberg. I recommend downloading the plain text version.
- After massaging the files with GREP to remove the extra returns, the text files look like this. Note that since they come from plain text files, italics are marked with underscores (_) and small caps are indicated with surrounding carats (^).
- If you apply styles with Word, you can download the template file with styles as well as the first chapter that contains the files. For more info, see the style sheets page.
- After importing into InDesign and using its GREP features to remove extra returns, and more (which I plan to explain in more detail in an upcoming article on using GREP for EPUB), the InDesign CS5 files look like this. (The CS4 files look like this)
- I also used three photographs in the final book.
- Finally, after using the techniques in my EPUB book to format the InDesign files, they'll look like this in CS5 and this in CS4. You can use these files to load the styles into your document. For more instructions, see the style sheets page.
- A simple Export to EPUB with InDesign produces this non-validating EPUB file.
- After using the techniques in chapters 3 and 4 of my EPUB book, the final EPUB file for Walden looks like this.
- And, as an addendum, I offer the final Walden file adapted so that it uses the Optima font in iBooks, as originally designed.