I just finished the most awesome ebook on how to create enhanced ePub files with video and audio. It’s available from Liz Castro here: www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com. She goes into all the specifics. It’s very well done. She also has a basic guide for creating ePubs, which is great, but I wonder why she doesn’t go into Sigil and Calibre. Regardless, I still learned quite a bit, even after having done many, many books.

Getting ready to do my first video and audio enhanced ePub. Wish me luck!

P.S. Not being compensated to talk about her blog. I was just impressed and wanted to share.

3 thoughts on “Creating Enhanced Video and Audio ePubs for iBooks

  • August 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I’d like to know how your enhanced eBook went. What size did you use for your videos? I’m experimenting with different output options for my video files. I think that the iPad’s full-screen display allows for a crisper and larger output than specified in Castro’s eBook. Please post an update!

  • August 15, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Hi –¬†I used QuickTime X and exported to the iPhone format first. With about 8 video files, this ended up creating a 50MB file. The client wasn’t expecially impressed with the quality so I tried the export to computer setting. The final file size was 210MB and the client was pleased¬†with the quality. The size was widescreen 480 x 270 for both. Video on the iPad is really cool because you can go full screen with it.

  • February 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Good itoirmanofn. Any author totally against E-books will be left behind I think when it comes to making money. I will always love books but the convenience can’t be beat.

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