5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 12:30 PM by Ellie12

    How do I get a picture book converted for PubIt?

      I published a couple  32 page picture books and plan to do about 3 a year. I currently have each page as a PDF, the whole book as a single PDF, and each page as a jpeg. All the text is imbedded in the images, like most picture books. How can I convert the picture book to ePUB for NOOK?

      Thanks

        • Re: How do I get a picture book converted for PubIt?
          Mrs-Smith

          Honestly, I'm not sure that you will be able to :smileysad: And the reason I say that is that there is a size limit to our books. 20MB. Now I'm not sure how big your picture book is, but if it's over that, it will not upload. Not to mention a pdf uploaded doesn't convert well at all. At least no one that's ever tried has ever come in here and said they had any sort of success with it. But who knows, maybe yours will as long as your file isn't too big. If that doesn't work, then I'd try to convert your pdf to epub first then see how large your file is before uploading.

           

          Good Luck! and let us know how it turns out for you :smileyvery-happy:

           

           

          • the InDesign software sounds like it might be useful for...

            the InDesign software sounds like it might be useful for you.  Granted, I haven't used it and I don't know exactly how it would work for this kind of thing, but overall it's very good for eBook formatting.  You can buy it flat out or they have a subscription model for month to month use, too.

             

            If you want to see how it goes, you could also try converting pdf to epub using Calibre.  That option is free, but I couldn't tell you how it'll turn out.  I don't think it'd be too difficult/bad, but when you add pictures to eBooks it can get a lot more difficult/trickier than otherwise.

            • Re: How do I get a picture book converted for PubIt?
              My company publishes educational comic books, and have converted our print titles to ePub. For a nominal fee, we'd be willing to assist you. If you are interested or would like more information, please let me know.
              • Re: How do I get a picture book converted for PubIt?

                Chimeric-Press:

                 

                Two rules of thumb for getting picture books to work right as EPUBs are it should be longer than it is wide, landscape format doesn't work out for everyone who would want to read your book. Secondly the text that's  imbedded in the images must be large enough to read on the smaller devices. If you have 12pt text in the images and put that in an epub it's going to be nearly impossible to read right on the smaller devices. On a PC/Mac it will likely be fine but you'll anger all the Nook owners that buy it, and rightfully so.

                 

                As for file size, with 32 pages you should be able to keep it under 20 megs easily enough but be aware of how big each page is being saved as so you don't have to go back through it and adjust them over and over again.

                 

                eB Format - eBook conversions and formatting

                 

                SF