04-06-2012 04:25 PM
I exported a book with Indesign 5.5 to epub format. It works fine with Adobe Digital Editions. I converted to mobi but it doesn't work because I need to have Lucinda Sans Unicode in part of the text. Kindle does not recognize this font even though I embedded it during the export process.
How do I submit the finished epub to get into your distribution system?
04-06-2012 08:19 PM
04-06-2012 09:42 PM
If you create a docx the right way, Lulu's convertor will create the TOC.
It will let you upload an epub though. Why not have a look at the ebook Wizard and see?
04-06-2012 11:11 PM
I'll give it a shot. I assume the epub is uploaded during the normal publication process. There won't be any cover uploaded because the cover is already in my epub. I cannot see how Lulu's epub creater can possibly know the TOC's links and TOC labels that I want for my epub design.
04-06-2012 11:28 PM
04-07-2012 03:11 AM
To add to Kevin's comments.
First you should not embed fonts. Switch off that option in the InDesign export to EPUB.
Second, Lulu will expect you to provide a Marketing Image 612*792px at the Cover stage irrespective that you have defined one in the OPF.
Third, yes Lulu will accept a complete EPUB. However you should validate the EPUB before uploading it.
Look at thses tutorial first:
04-07-2012 11:12 AM
I am new to ePub creation, so your advice is extremely helpful. I did check with EpubCheck and it turns out that filenames with spaces make the standard very unhappy. My epub is made from an Undersign 5.5 book with very many files. I removed the filename spaces and uploaded the modified epub to B&N Pipit, which accepted it with no problem; encryption.xml showed with filename spaces. Now there is another issue. My epub is a dictionary that uses Lucinda Sans Unicode for IPA to show readers how a word is pronounced. Lucinda Sans Unicode works fine in Adobe Digital Editions and PDF, but not in Nook or Amazon mobi. Unless there's a workaround for the Lucinda Sans Unicode problem, it doesn't look like I can create an epub for current ereaders. Oh well! Anyway, I do appreciate your guidance.