ePub Samples

Here is a small sampling of some books that I recently converted to ePub.

Note: All of these books were initially designed and laid-out (using Adobe InDesign CS4 or CS5.5) for the purpose of traditional printing. Using those same files, I exported to ePub, created custom stylesheets (CSS), and cleaned up the code using Oxygen.

The very nature of the ePub format is to allow enough flexibility so that the books can be read on any size/type of device/reader that can read ePubs. Because of this, the files may look slightly different when compared from one device to another. However, great care has been taken so that the content looks good and is legible on all ePub-compatible readers/devices.

With that said, these ePubs have been optimized for the iPad (since it is by far the most popular ePub reading device). So, the sample images that you are about to see are screen grabs from the iPad.


Art Space Tokyo

Ashley Rawlings & Craig Mod, Pre/Post
(Adobe InDesign CS5.5)

AST Table of Contents

Art Space Tokyo cover and TOC (Horizontal view)

AST chapter start

Sample chapter start with Title and Map (Vertical view)


Map zoomed in to fit the screen (Horizontal view). (You can double-tap images in iBooks in order to zoom in)

AST Interview

Start of Interview section with intros (Vertical view)

AST Interview

Sample Interview section (Horizontal view)


Google SketchUp Cookbook

Bonnie Roskes, O’Reilly Media
(Adobe InDesign CS4)

GSC Table of Contents

Google Sketchup Cookbook cover and TOC (Horizontal view)

GSC spread

Sample spread with images and Note (Horizontal view)

GSC spread

Sample spread with image (Horizontal view)

GSC sample page

Sample page with image and sidebar (Vertical view)


The Geek Atlas

John Graham-Cumming, O’Reilly Media
(Adobe InDesign CS4)

GA Table of Contents

Geek Atlas Table of Contents (Vertical view)

GA page

Section start with title and map (Vertical view)

GA spread

Sample spread with sidebar and image (Horizontal view)


Building the Perfect PC, 3e

Robert Bruce Thompson & Barbara Fritchman Thompson, O’Reilly Media
(Adobe InDesign CS4)

BPpc Table of Contents

Building the Perfect PC cover and TOC (Horizontal view)

BPpc sample spread

Chapter start (Horizontal view)

BPpc sample spread

Start of Hardware Design Criteria section (Horizontal view)

BPpc sample spread

Sample spread with Warning (Horizontal view)

BPpc sample spread

Sample spread with images (Horizontal view)

BPpc sample page

Sample page with table (Vertical view)