Mastering Kindle Fixed Layout eBooks

Joshua Tallent (eBook Architects, now Firebrand Technologies)
Location: Chelsea/Gotham Level:
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)

With the addition of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD tablet, Amazon has opened up new options for complex fixed layout content in the Kindle ecosystem, especially non-fiction. This workshop will teach you the entire process of creating fixed layout titles for the Kindle platform, including:

  • Best practices in HTML and CSS code structure.
  • Techniques for designing fixed layout ePub files with the Kindle format in mind, and making the conversions work as easily as possible.
  • How to code children’s eBooks, including text magnification options.
  • How to code comics and graphic novels with Panel Views.
  • How to code non-fiction titles that will look good on all of the Kindle Fire devices.
  • Best practices for designing files that look good on the eInk Kindle devices that also support fixed layout content.

The workshop will be code-intensive, and is intended for eBook developers and designers. It will cover all of the most up-to-date options and best practices in this ever-changing field with real-world examples.

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Joshua Tallent

eBook Architects, now Firebrand Technologies

Joshua Tallent has been an eBook developer since 2002. He is an acknowledged expert on the Kindle and ePub formats, and his book, Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, has been praised as the most thorough explanation of the Kindle format available. Joshua founded eBook Architects, his eBook design and consulting business, in 2008, providing services to both publishers and authors, with a focus on complex projects and enhanced eBooks. He regularly teaches at conferences and workshops about building and designing eBooks, and he is a vocal advocate for beautiful, functional, accessible eBooks. Joshua resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He can be found online at and @jtallent or @ebookarchitects.

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