Fixed Layout ebook Conversion
What is a Fixed Layout ebook?
A Fixed Layout eBook is the best way to make your printed materials into eBook. Fixed Layout means the pages of the eBooks are already fixed and not reflow. They are said to be the unique layout that allows us to take a complicated layout format without compromising quality and displayed same as the Book creator made it.
This format mainly used for the Comics and graphic novels, Educational books, as well as many illustrated children’s books and non-fiction works.
The Fixed Layout has typically complex layouts and graphic elements, such as full-bleed images and text wrapping that require special formatting and preserving printed pages design with enhanced interactive features.
Equiretech Produces various fixed-layout eBook file formats which are ePub2 and ePub3 for Apple, KF8 for Amazon Kindle and B&N(Barnes and Nobel).
Fixed Layout format is ideal for the following:
Children’s Picture Books
Books with Flow Charts
Kids’ pictorial books are created to make a child understand and get interested in reading. Most of the kids are attracted toward the comics and graphic stories because they understand quickly in what they see as pictures than as words.
Fixed layout eBooks are trending not only among the publishers but also among the independent authors as they are a favorite format of eBooks, especially for children eBooks. While it is said to be challenging to attract the market of children prints book, the Fixed Layout format not only gains recognition but also excels in providing a rich quality of eBooks compare to others, mainly because they provide visually rich content.
The Basic Features are:
- We can have two-page spread in which a single image spans both pages.
- Helps text and images to get zoomed in the eBook reader – like zooming a picture.
- The text does not reflow and you will have to pan around to see the page.
- We can add audio and make it read alone along with highlighting.
Fixed Layout is not PDFs:
Fixed Layout ebooks often mistaken as PDF’s, but actually, they are not. The Fixed Layout formats are fully-functional HTML-based eBooks, and moreover, they create a layout that is almost identical to the original print layout, which is not possible in traditional eBooks.
Let’s look into a few samples of illustrated eBooks.
Why Fixed Layout for Children’s eBooks?
If you want your highly illustrated designs, and hard work does not go to waste and look just as you expected your book to be. Then is your choice is Fixed Layout. It has all the elements that needed for your Children’s eBook.
Children’s eBooks can handle many designs and enhancements, and it is advisable to think about these elements while making your eBook.
Fixed layout books allow things like reading Read aloud books and You can also add video, audio, and pop-ups, please have a look at Enhanced ebooks for more details.
Equire Technologies specialized in providing Fixed layout ebooks, and We can help you by formatting and convert them for Approval for your preferred ebook store.
Difference between ePub3[Fixed Layout] and KF8
Epub3 Fixed layout Ebooks are Widely used Platform including Apple, Readium, other readers, and Amazon Fixed ebook version is KF8.
They Might look Identical for a simple ebook, but that’s where the similarity ends as their internal structure is different. KF8 is good for more static and Comic content as Audio, Video and interactive features are restricted to Kindle fire or kindle app on ios Devices. You save cost if you order these together as some of the steps involved is common(30%) in the initial process.
Why doesn’t my Fixed layout ebook sell well?
Most of the Authors and Publishers recreate ebook similar to their print books. For digital versions to perform well, you can give additional content for these by adding more Pictures as Slideshow and few videos without changing the layout. You can include Interviews or additional content you can add to enhance the Digital version to make it more valuable for your readers.