Tech Tips Newsletter - eBook and ePublishing Tips

Editor: Karen Franker
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Technology Tips Newsletter

This newsletter features how to use eBooks and electronic publishing to create customized and meaningful content. Explore our list of best resources for helping instructors and learners to create and share digital books.

9 Things You Should Know About ePubs 
The Ohio State University’s Office of the CIO has created a useful guide describing the “why’s” and “how’s” of e-publishing.

Classroom Publishing: Enable Students to Create eBooks of Their Work with These Easy-to-Use Applications  
Richard Byrne provides an excellent overview of tools for creating eBooks, including Simple Booklet and 2EPUB.

How to Create Your Own Textbook—With or Without Apple 
Dolores Gende describes a three-step process for involving students in the creation of a digital textbook.

eBooks and mLearning Aren’t as Easy as iBooks Author 
Michael Grant shares three key findings about creating an eBook that he has shared with his instructional design students.

The Best Platform to Design an eBook 
Nicolas Franz describes common eBook design platforms from low to high complexity.

Student eBook Creations 
Explore eBooks created by K-12 students in the Clarke County (GA) School District.

Tech Tip: Read ePub Files in Your Web Browser; Write an ePub Book in Google Docs 

Read ePub Files in Your Web Browser 
Richard Byrne explains how to use two browser add-ons to read ePub files: ePUBREADER for Firefox and Magic Scroll for Google Chrome.

Write an ePub Book in Google Docs 
Cheryl Davis provides a step-by-step guide to creating a book to share on the ePub Bud site.