8/18/11 IMPORTANT UPDATE: We’ve updated our Nook ePub template so it works better with the black and white Nook Readers. Our new ePub template is resizable. If you’ve already bought Formatting Comics for Kindle and Nook, just delete the old version and then download the latest version! (If you have trouble at any of the sites, shoot us an email with your purchase history or receipt, and we’ll make sure you get the updated ebook.)
Check out our updated process for formatting ePubs…
So what’s all the fuss about ePubs these days?
Well, you can read all the details at the ePub entry at Wikipedia, but for digital comics creator, the key fact about ePubs is that it’s the file type that’s used by the Nook from Barnes and Noble.
And sales of IN MAPS & LEGENDS for the Nook tripled for us in December compared to November.
What the Heck is an ePub File?
An ePub is basically a fancy ZIP file. Like a ZIP file, an ePub file simply holds all the content of your comic. This content includes the “metadata” (author and artist names, publisher, language, issue description, etc.), the images for every page, and some content pages that use XML code to format all the pages.
When you’re done putting the ePub together, all you need to send is the .epub file, nothing else. All the pages of your comics are embedded in the .epub file. Pretty cool.
The trick is getting those files in there.
Try Our ePub Template
UPDATE: See our new process, here: Digital Comics: Formatting Your Comic for the Nook (ePub), UPDATED
Credit Where Credit is Due
Huge thanks to Alex de Campi for her tutorials and templates she created and shared for her wonderful digital comic VALENTINE. She’s a true trailblazer in digital comics, and Niki and I have learned a lot from her.
Wrapping it up
So… Any questions? Did this work? Please let me know one way or the other by leaving a note in the Comments, below. Feel free to share this page with other comics creators.
For more information about formatting for the Nook as well as the Kindle, check out our ebook, Formatting Comics for the Kindle and Nook.