Fixed layout is perfect for authors with children’s books, coffee table books and others that feature gorgeous photos or illustrations. Fixed layout allows us to take on complicated layouts without compromising quality. Take advantage of the iPad’s full-color touchscreen and advanced eBook capabilities with our Fixed Layout format.
Fixed Layout is the term used for a special type of eBook that preserves page design, allowing us to create an eBook that maintains the same layout as your print book. Instead of the Fluid Layout used for most eBooks, Fixed Layout allows us to “fix” images and text to exact spots on each page. This prevents images and text from shifting around and lets us create beautiful two-page spreads.
Illustrated children’s books, cook books, coffee table books, graphic novels, technical manuals and any book that relies on a heavily-designed, static presentation, full-page images, or text that overlaps with images.
Unlike a PDF, a Fixed Layout book is a true eBook. It uses the EPUB file format and can be sold and purchased through the iBookstore. Fixed Layout eBooks utilize 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 iBookstore. You can view and save a PDF on your iPad, but it does not have the full display capabilities of a Fixed Layout eBook.
Currently, Apple’s iBookstore is the only place where authors and independent publishers can sell Fixed Layout eBooks.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, or if you would like us to take a look at your book. We can help you decide if your book is a good candidate for Fixed Layout formatting.
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