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Making a Physical Book and Digital Book file

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Hello! 

So, I am creating a book in InDesign that will hopefully be printed. I am creating this in a Book format file. Now, I also want the book to be available to be sold as an Ebook. Both of the design aspects of the books are going to be the same physical and digital.

 

Now here's my question, do I have to create a whole new file using the Ipad or website layout to make it an Ebook? Or is there a way the file I am creating for the physical book, can become an Ebook file? 

 

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

It depends on the format you use for your ebook. The term ebook is the generic name for several digital formats, each has features that give it advantages (features) and disadvantages. The formats include PDF, FXL ePub, Reflowable ePub, mobi, iBooks, and InDesign's Publish Online. If you were to produce say a PDF from your print version, that would be easy to do once you'd created your print version, but if you were to produce say a Reflowable ePub (where the text reflows to suite the size of the device), you would need to produce a separate document, and they are not intuitive to produce.

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Making a Physical Book and Digital Book file

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Hello! 

So, I am creating a book in InDesign that will hopefully be printed. I am creating this in a Book format file. Now, I also want the book to be available to be sold as an Ebook. Both of the design aspects of the books are going to be the same physical and digital.

 

Now here's my question, do I have to create a whole new file using the Ipad or website layout to make it an Ebook? Or is there a way the file I am creating for the physical book, can become an Ebook file? 

 

Thanks! 

From, 

Your local college intern

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

It depends on the format you use for your ebook. The term ebook is the generic name for several digital formats, each has features that give it advantages (features) and disadvantages. The formats include PDF, FXL ePub, Reflowable ePub, mobi, iBooks, and InDesign's Publish Online. If you were to produce say a PDF from your print version, that would be easy to do once you'd created your print version, but if you were to produce say a Reflowable ePub (where the text reflows to suite the size of the device), you would need to produce a separate document, and they are not intuitive to produce.

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It depends on the format you use for your ebook. The term ebook is the generic name for several digital formats, each has features that give it advantages (features) and disadvantages. The formats include PDF, FXL ePub, Reflowable ePub, mobi, iBooks, and InDesign's Publish Online. If you were to produce say a PDF from your print version, that would be easy to do once you'd created your print version, but if you were to produce say a Reflowable ePub (where the text reflows to suite the size of the device), you would need to produce a separate document, and they are not intuitive to produce.

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Hi there, 

 

I hope your issue has been resolved. But if the issue still persists, please let us know so that we can assist you.

 

If any of the above-mentioned solutions have worked for you, kindly mark the answer correct. 

 

Regards,

Sheena

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