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I just discontinued my contract with a publisher. I received an email containing my ebook. I want to change the publisher to Independent Publiher and publish through Kindle Direct Publishing. My question is can I edit this ebook through InDesign? I am completely inexperienced with this software and my first effort to edit an ebook. I would appreciate any information on this issue.
InDesign cannot directly edit ePub or PDF files.
And this is terrible mistake from Adobe. Serif Affinity Publisher and his father PagePlus was always have feutures for import and redact PDF's.
Here the feature request page about it - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/30985276-co...
Not realy, it does not 'open' them, it converts them, and in that process of conversion looses many things!
The term eBook is a generic name for a number of formats for digital books. If your book, for example, is in the Reflowable ePub format, the name of the publisher could be easily changed, but you (or more likely an expert in HTML and CSS) would need to know how to crack open the ePub and make the change. This can't be done in InDesign. Maybe someone on this forum might offer, possibly for a fee.
Is it an InDesign file? You would know by the .indd file extension
Couple of options:
In any case, please provide use with the exact file format that your book is saved in and whether the layout is fixed or reflowable.
I find that BBEdit is a good application for editing Reflowable ePubs (Mac only).