An eBook is a downloadable, electronic file which can include digital text, hyperlinks, images, embedded audio and embedded video. Enhanced or multimedia eBooks can be “aggregated documents” including media elements created and saved earlier.
- Create an outline / table of contents.
- Save text files and organize by chapter. Use web-safe file names avoiding spaces, special characters, etc.
- Save images, audio and video files to be embedded in separate folders using web-safe filenames.
- Assemble these pieces into a single file using eBook software.
- Export to ePUB format.
- Upload the file to a web server.
- Link the eBook file to a webpage.
Apps for Tablet computers / smartphones:
- Book Creator (iPad only)
- Creative Book Builder (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch)
- Scribble Press (iPad only – no audio recording)
- Scribble My Story (iPad)
Laptop / Desktop computer:
- Calibre (Mac / PC)
- Scrivner (Mac / PC)
- Adobe InDesign (Mac / PC)
- Apple Pages software (Mac only)
- iBooks Author (Mac only)
Browser-based Book Creation Tools
- Our Batak House by Yogi Nainggolan (enhanced ePUB with text, images & audio – read more)
- Our Favorite Books (enhanced eBook in 4 formats – read more)
- Mr Smith’s Class eBooks (created with iBooks Author via @theipodteacher)
- Snowflake Gets Lost (2nd graders – enhanced ePUB with text, images & audio)
- 2nd Grade Winter eBooks (via Karen Bosch)
- eBooks with audio examples on share.playingwithmedia.com
- eBooks Sandbox (a place to share eBook experiments)
- Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing
More eBook and enhanced / multimedia eBook resources are available on:
- Wesley Fryer‘s wiki, “Creating Multimedia eBooks”
- Jeremy Brueck‘s wiki, “Getting Started with Student and Teacher Created eBooks”