Transform your manuscript into a high-quality eBook that can be read on smartphones, tablets and popular eReader including the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook. Key Features:
Suitable for books with a simple format. Works best for novels, biographies, academic textbooks and scientific manuals.
This standard eBook formats offers the widest distribution opportunities.
Fixed Layout Format
If your book is graphically intensive Fixed Layout format is your best bet. Works best for children's books, graphic novels and cook books.
We produce a variety of fixed-layout formats for different book types.
You're in Good Company
Digital Media Initiatives is a leading end-to-end eBooks production and distribution platform. It offers eBooks crafted to the highest quality standards. The Antrik eBookstore has a global reach and it offers eBooks in EPUB and PDF/A formats which can be read on numerous handheld devices, PCs and Macs.
Publishers - big and small, and authors - first timers as well as veterans with dozens of publications, trust us with their books. In the last 10 years our small team of five engineers has converted about 110,000 ebooks in some 90 languages from about 60 countries.
Frequently Asked Questions
An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book that can easily be read on a computer or handheld device, with properly formatted text and images, no matter the size of the screen. The text is reflowable — meaning when one screen is full, it will flow to the next — and the images will resize to fit screen proportions.
There are a lot of ways you can benefit from making an eBook. eBooks are also the fastest way to self-publish your book worldwide, making it easy for millions of readers to find, buy and enjoy your book online on retail sites like Amazon’s Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Store, Apple iBooks, Google Play Books, and many more. With eBooks, readers can take hundreds, even thousands of books on the go, and all on one device.
The most common format used for eBooks is the EPUB as it is widely supported by all technical platforms. An EPUB (Electronic publication) is a free open eBook standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) designed for reflowable content. This means that the contents of the eBook on any digital gadget can be adjusted to screen space of that device. They have a file extension of .epub. Compared to the other reflowable formats, EPUB is more advanced, supporting CSS stylesheets, SVG images, a real multi-level table of contents, Audio, Video and java-script etc. This format appears similar to the HTML rendered pages with images.
This was a format developed by Amazon, especially for their Kindle eBook reader. It is basically derived from the MOBI format better compression and encryption besides a few other facilities. This is now available on many devices that have Kindle reading apps apart from kindle. These files can be got only from the Amazon online bookstore. When the Kindle Mobi file gets uploaded on Amazon KDP, they convert it into this AZW format before putting it up for sale in their Kindle store.
Started by the Adobe Systems, initially to provide a standard form for storing printable documents containing a set of page images. The format derives from PostScript , but without any language features like loops, and with added support for features like compression, passwords, and DRM. Because PDF documents can easily be viewed and printed by users on a variety of computer platforms, they are very common on the World Wide Web . The specification of the format is available for free from Adobe.
Using open source applications for eBook conversion is a good option if you're starting out. We not only support open source but have also contributed to many open source projects.
However if you wish to go professional than there are many nuances in digital publishing that can be taken care of only by humans. These programmes are unable to preserve your initial format and often include unwanted text in the original file.
It is here that our services which help in generation of automated headers, footers and keeps the initial text and format intact becomes a preferred choice for those seeking perfection in their work.
No. The magic of e-Reader devices is that users can customise their reading experience by changing fonts and font size (and sometimes line-spacing, margins, and justification). In other words, text "flows." It no longer lives in a fixed position on a printed page. Instead, text flows in sequence according to the user's preferences and what kind of device they own.
Because of this, we want to convert your eBook so that it looks good on all devices - from an iPhone to an iPad to a Sony Reader - and also so that it looks good in color (iPad, Nook Color, Kobo) and black and white e-ink (Kindle).
If you supply a file for a conversion, the following elements will be changed to plain text: drop-caps, tables, multiple columns, call-outs, word art. All images with wrapped text will be changed to in-line images with text above and below. All footnotes will be changed to endnotes. If you supply a PDF, InDesign, Pages, or Quark file for an advanced conversion we will preserve all the formatting that we can aside from the elements listed above. Different readers support different formatting, and we want your eBook to look great on all the eReader hardware.
If you want it to look exactly like it looks in a PDF opt for fixed format conversion.
We have a state-of-the-art automated production workflow and a team of engineers, designers, proof-readers and editors. A project first goes through an automated conversion process. This process takes a few moments. Subsequently, humans proof-read every word and every line of code to make sure things are good. This process might take a few hours, or a few days, but not more than a week - this depends on the complexity of a project. We have a 100+ point checklist to ensure that each project has a certain quality.
The EPUB format is an open standard used in many different devices to display books, newspapers and magazines. EPUB format eBooks can be viewed on almost all electronic devices like the smart phones (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, via iBooks, Bluefire, ADE), Android devices (via ADE, Bluefire etc.), computers (Any Windows, Mac or Linux machines, via ADE, Bluefire etc), tablets, etc. A few others would be Sony, Nook, Kobo, Opus, etc.
This format is basically used by the Kindle e-readers (Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire) to read them. Kindle files can be read on different Kindle applications of various devices.
ePubCheck checks your EPUB formatting for any coding errors that might cause problems. We create eBooks that are guaranteed to pass ePubCheck validation. Most free conversion services don’t guarantee anything. eBooks that don’t pass ePubCheck are not accepted by Apple’s iBookstore or most other vendors. If you already have EPUB formatting that has validation errors, we can fix it for you.
Yes, we can convert your PDF, word or any other format files to fixed layout eBook format.
Yes, we can fix it for you. Email us your ePub and we will send you a repair estimate. We guarantee that your repaired book will pass ePubCheck.
Normal eBooks that you’re reading (such as a regular Kindle book or novel, etc.) are what’s called “reflowable.” With a reflowable eBook, on the page you can resize the fonts and the book just reorganizes itself. You can make bigger fonts, smaller fonts and the page will just flow to the next thing. You might be reading landscape; you might be reading portrait and the text and images will fill up the page as you’ve specified them to fill up in the eBook.
In fixed layout which basically defines individual pages. In this format, you can’t change the font size and the images stay exactly where they’re supposed to be, next to specific text. Essentially, these books look terrible on iPhones and pretty good on tablets.
The notion there was that certain kinds of books—very image-heavy books where the design is page-like design—certain kinds of children’s books—that fixed layout was a good solution for that. Fixed layout was a format that was invented because designers were annoyed that they couldn’t control things completely on the platforms.
Generally people think that fixed-layout is a good solution, but in practice unless you’re doing a really highly specified design, then fixed layout isn’t what’s required and reflowable’s much better because it works on all devices, not just on some devices.
Amazon Kindle had brought its next-generation Kindle Fire electronic reading device with wide range of features and capabilities. Kindle Fire is the first Kindle device to support KF8 ebook format. In coming months, KF8 will be rolled out to other latest generation Kindle e-ink devices as well as free Kindle reading apps.
eBooks is a small but rapidly growing market. A Goldman Sachs report in April 2015 forecast that e-book sales make up about 13% of all book sales in the US. In emerging economies, like India, the overall e-book sale is not yet over 5%. There is tremendous opportunity for eBooks right now.
It will take 6 to 8 business days for conversion, depending on the file format submitted, the number of pages in the book, and the amount of graphic elements (photographs, artwork, illustrations, charts, tables, graphs, etc.) included in your book.
Yes, you may have hyperlinks. A link is a selection of text that when clicked, will lead to a given page or external website. Please note, we convert links based on your source file, but some devices will apply their own styling to links to indicate them.
Kindle format eBooks are mainly intended to be viewed on electronic Kindle (owned by Amazon Inc.) reading device and EPUB format eBooks are mainly intended to be viewed on Apple iPad, Nook, Sony, iPhone, and many other electronic reading devices.
Yes, we OCR the scanned hard copy/paperback files to a word doc and then we convert that word doc to kindle and epub format books. This includes extra charges.
Yes, we can create enhanced fixed layout eBook files with video and audio files.
Unlike a PDF, a Fixed Layout book is a true eBook. It uses the EPUB file format and can be sold and purchased through online eBook retail stores. Fixed Layout eBooks utilise two-page spreads and the page turn animations in the iPad to give you the look and feel of holding a real book in your hands. PDFs, on the other hand, cannot be purchased through the online bookstores. You can view and save a PDF on your device, but it does not have the full display capabilities of a Fixed Layout eBook.