Kodako’s designers can create bespoke illustrations and animations that enhance the visual appeal of your ebook. We work closely with authors to understand the tone and style of their manuscript, enabling our illustrators to stylise illustrations and animations that complement the story. Our team can produce finishes in digital watercolours, pastels, oils, and acrylics to suit your preferences. Furthermore, our animations are created using vector artwork that is scalable for print, making them an ideal addition to short animated ebook chapter headers. For added engagement, our animations can be made interactive and contain sound effects, music, and narration.
We will draw in black and white initially to create and develop characters and scenes. Once approved, we then render them in colour.
From rough draft to final illustration using Kodako’s unique methods of development.
We’ve developed methods of designing and producing short, optimised animated scenes. Fast to load with smooth playback on modern devices that read the EPUB format. Smooth animated scenes with audio will run without the overhead of a bloated file size.
Below are a series of full screen stills from an ebook cover page and animated chapter headers. We use vector artwork designs to produce lightweight file sizes. They can play for a specified time, loop or until the reader wants to swipe to the next page. Each illustration is scaleable to print at high resolutions.
ISBN numbers and a bar code is essential for reselling your ebooks and printed books. We recommend purchasing 10 ISBN numbers and 1 barcode package. Buy from Thorpe-Bowker Identifier Services, an Australian ISBN Agency. Each publication should have its own ISBN, one for Android, one for IOS, one for print and so on. Kodako needs the number to generate the printed barcode.
The ISBN is a unique identifier. It’s for books and specifies its format, edition, author and publisher. Other reasons to buy an ISBN for your title, include:
Your imprint page is usually on the reverse side of the title page or page 2 of your ebook. It is also known as the copyright page. It may contain as little or as much information as you like. Print your publisher details, the publication date, copyright information and ISBN or ISMN. You may also choose to print the cataloguing statement on this page.
Prepublication Data Service
The Prepublication Data Service (Cataloguing in Publication) is a free service. It’s offered by the National Library of Australia.
This free service is for Australian publishers and self-publishing authors. Details of their publications are available to Australian libraries, suppliers, and book industry. Apply for PDS.
Legal deposit is a requirement under the Copyright Act 1968. It has enabled the National Library of Australia to collect Australian publications. For more than 100 years it has operated. It has ensured there is a comprehensive collection of published material. A collection that relates to Australia and its people, preserved for future generations. The National Library of Australia may request a copy of your ebook. Ebooks must not use Digital Rights Management or DRM if deposited with the NLA. Read more.
Kodako ebook design Adelaide does not distribute ebooks to any resellers. Authors should upload their ebooks to to resellers and distributors. This ensures all profits from sales goes directly to them. Security (Digital Rights Management or DRM) and encryption for .epub files are available. These will need research before distribution as this is an evolving space. The purpose of DRM is to prevent unauthorised redistribution of digital media. It restricts the ways a consumer can copy the content they’ve purchased. This service is available from Apple, Google, Amazon and Kobo. They are secure platforms to sell from.
Ebook files by Kodako are in a .epub format suitable for uploading to Apple and Google. Amazon requires their own format .azw. Kodako does not support the .azw format. There are converters online that authors can use for free. Convert an .epub format to .azw or the older .mobi format. Create a .azw or .mobi for kindle readers using the free to download KindleGen. This is a command based converter or Kindle Previewer with a UI.
Kodako does not currently support, edit or export .azw or .mobi files. These formats are Amazon ebook formats and not open source. Kodako only works with open source formats such as .epub. The .mobi format does not support multimedia, motion effects or interactive content.
Ask us about a .epub sample ebook for free distribution containing a few pages of your ebook. Include some illustrations so buyers can sample the style and tone of your ebook. Use samples to promote other publications by you. Samples can include links to your website and online shop. Kodako can design a website for you to promote your new ebook.
At Kodako, getting an ebook published doesn’t need to be rocket science. All ebook submissions to Kodako ebook design in Adelaide remain confidential. All copyrights, respected. Manuscripts delivered to us should be spell checked and edited. Use a professional editor to edit your copy. A good editor can make a good book into a best seller.
When spell checked and edited, upload your manuscript to us. Include any instructions about placement of illustrations. We accept files in most text editor and media formats, mac and pc.
Kodako has access to a large library of commercial stock photography. Photography is often used in a cover designs. Most ebook genres will use it. Illustrated ebooks, will usually have an illustrated cover. Our designers will suggest photographs or illustrations for your consideration.
By using our design services, you’ll need to agree to our terms. Transfer of all content and copyrights to the author upon final payment. Editing of copy while designing may attract charges at our hourly rate. Alterations will be subject to our hourly studio rate. Quoting before commencing any design, illustration or animation work is available. Illustration and cover design prices are guides only. Animated content is always scoped and quoted before any production work.
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