eBook Development
and Conversion

Because ePub formats are increasingly gaining support from publishers, eBook retailers, and developers in academic and non-academic publishing, converting content is especially important currently. The utility of this format is that they can be read on a wide range of software and platforms including the tablets, mobile phones, standalone eBook readers, and the Web. S4Carlisle offers eBook formatting services at a low cost while maintaining professional quality. A majority of formats including PDF, Microsoft Word, InDesign, or printed texts can be converted into the eBook format.

We design process automation, integrate data systems, automate eBook conversions, and provide platforms for data storage and information sharing. The eBook services cover fixed-layout ePub, fixed-layout KF8, interactive ePub 3.0 and KF8, ONIX metadata tagging services, content porting, Smart PDFs, LINK PDFs, Universal PDF creation, and proofreading.

We produce the following types of eBooks
  • ePub 3.0 – Liquid (reflowable) and fixed layout

  • ePub 2.0 – Liquid (reflowable) and fixed layout

  • Math ePub using MathMl for IPad

  • Vital Source ePub 3.0 (VST ePub) – Liquid (reflowable) and fixed layout

  • Enhanced ePub audio and video embedded – Liquid (reflowable) and fixed layout

  • Enhanced ePub with media overlay – (audio and text highlight)

  • Kindle eBook conversion – Liquid (reflowable) and fixed layout

  • Kindle comic conversion

  • PDF – eBook:

  • Web PDF / Interactive PDF

  • Interactive PDF with audio and video embedded

  • Interactive PDF with forms

  • Accessible PDFs

Input / Source Document

We produce eBooks from various inputs listed below:

  • PDF

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Pages

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe FrameMaker

  • Quark Express

  • La-Tex

Features within the eBook
  • Audio and video embedded

  • Animations using GIF/Flash

  • Question and answer sections

  • Media overlay using SMIL tagging with audio descriptions and text highlight

  • Page labels added

  • Navigation TOC added

  • Landmarks for eBooks created

  • Math Equations using MathML and JPEG images

  • All internal and external hyperlinks activated

  • Index terms linked if needed

  • Figures captured as JPEG at 200 PPI and optimized to render well across all devices

  • Multiple CSS to render content across devices

  • Tables with responsive layout to render well across devices

  • Fonts embedded based on customer requirement

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ALTERNATE TEXT WRITING: To assist our clients in meeting the needs of their audiences, as well as the mandated requirements of the ADA and Section 504 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, S4Carlisle provides services to write and incorporate the text equivalent of an image into their eBooks.

CREATE, REMEDIATE, AND MAINTAIN ACCESSIBLE PDFS: Our goal is to provide a consistent, fully accessible document that conveys relevant information. We can upload accessible documents and materials to your website.  We remediate existing PDFs and upload them online.