Fixed Layout eBooks
There are instances where the author wants to retain an identical layout and design across multiple devices. Illustration-heavy titles, where the text is linked with the images, or even superimposed on them, would not work as effectively in a standard reflowable format. Depending on the chosen eBook file format, other enhancements —such as embedded video and audio, animations, or narration— can also be added.
However, support for these enhancements is patchy and inconsistent across devices. The process for creating fixed layout eBooks therefore heavily depends on the device and publication platform chosen. Many illustrated children’s books and some complex non-fiction books (e.g. cookbooks) can benefit from a fixed layout format, with some of the main options highlighted below.
- Zoom. Full zoom and pan capability
- Multiple page view. Users can view the eBook as a single full-size page, or as a two-page spread
- Orientation. eBooks can be viewed in both portrait and landscape mode
- Embedded video and audio
- Narration. The narration can be integrated with the text of the eBook
Kindle Format 8 (KF8) Fixed Layout
How Unbound Stories can help
Due to the highly bespoke nature of creating a fixed layout eBook, as well as the fragmentary nature of the formats available, we don’t provide a one-size-fits-all package, but, rather, a fully-tailored service. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact page so we can assess your requirements and provide you with a competitive quote.