Ebook Design Adelaide

Design And Illustration Of Ebooks For Android And IOS In Australia

Design of multimedia ebooks , cover design, illustration, animation and motion graphics.

Ebook Design Adelaide

Ebook Design Adelaide, Australia

Kodako ebook design Adelaide is an ebook design service for authors in Australia. We design multimedia ebooks for the latest MacOS and Android devices. We design both re-flowable (text only) and fixed (multi-media) layouts. Portrait or landscape orientations. We publish ebooks for travel, business, food, sport, education, science, entertainment and more. We design and publish (EPUB) and (PDF) documents.

Ebook Features

Published for Android and IOS devices
Cover designs
Fixed layout .epub for text and media
Reflowable layout .epub for text only
Digital illustrations for story ebooks
Digital character and scene animations
Digital infographics for business ebooks
Video and photography
TOC navigation
Motion graphics
Technical and medical animations
Interactive content

Ebook Illustrations

Kodako designers can create illustrations and animations for your ebook. We work with author briefs to understand the tone and style of the manuscript. Our illustrators will stylise illustration and animation suitable for the story. Finishes in digital watercolours, pastels, oils and acrylics are all available. Animated content uses vector artwork that is scalable for print. Animations can be interactive and can contain sound effects, music and narration. Ideal for short animated ebook chapter headers.
Our illustrators will work on specific characters and scenes to develop a style. Illustrated in black and white as a draft for the author’s approval and then rendered in colour.
Ebook Ipad Android
Ebook Ipad Android

Character And Scene Illustrations

Using our collaboration software you can preview all work and make comments. You’ll use digital sticky notes so we can get your detailed feedback. Comments are in context to the illustrations and layout. We recreate the drafts as colour artwork ready for the author’s final approval.
From rough draft to final illustration using Kodako’s unique methods of development online. View some of Kodako’s digital scenery artworks

Ebook Covers

Get relevant readers responding to your ads and heading to your shop page with a good cover design. Once there, a good design will communicate the tone and content of your ebook. Getting more of the right readers to buy and download often relies on a good cover. Good covers improve your chances of positive reviews and ratings. It gives your book greater visibility with more downloads.

Kodako ebook design will start with a rough draft in B/W to determine fonts and composition. Using our online collaboration tools, authors can preview and make comments. Authors can approve cover designs and view previous versions.

Ebook Cover Design Adelaide

Animated Chapter Headers

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 colour and composition designs to produce lightweight file sizes. The can play for a specified time, loop or until the reader wants to swipe to the next page.

ISBN Numbers And Bar Codes

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:

  • An ISBN improves the likelihood your book selling.
  • An ISBN links to essential information about your book.
  • An ISBN enables more efficient marketing and distribution of your title.
  • Most retailers need an ISBN.
  • An ISBN helps you collect and analyse book sales data.
  • An ISBN ensures your book’s information will be in the Books In Print database.
  • Publishers, retailers and libraries around the world consult Books In Print. They often search for titles and authors.
ISBN13 barcode for ebook designs

Imprint Page

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.

NLA Catalogue Statement

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

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.

Preliminary Pages - Ebook and Print

  • Title page, contains your ebook’s title, author, publisher and edition version. (right-hand page)
  • Imprint page, contains copyrights, disclaimer, ISBN, PDS and publisher contact details. (left-hand page)
  • Dedication page. (page spread)
  • Table Of Contents page. Interactive in ebooks. (right-hand page)
  • Preface page, contains the author’s introduction. (right-hand page)
  • Foreword page, contains a 3rd party introduction. (right-hand page)
  • Acknowledgements page, contains author’s acknowledgements to 3rd parties. (page spread)
Preliminary pages are numbered in lower case roman numerals. The main body of the text is numbered in arabic numerals, starting from page 1. The Table Of Contents page in the ebook will list just the main body pages.

Ebook Distribution

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.

Getting Started

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.


Ebooks designed for IOS and Android devices in EPUB format

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