Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazine Design & Deployment, Start to Finish. Presented by Pariah Burke, Sally Cox, and Steve Dolan

9 Hours of detailed tutorials and information and more than 50MB in ready-to-use InDesign tablet publishing templates, user interface design elements, and follow-along lesson files.

Or attend the next webinar live: Live Event Page.

InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazine Design & Deployment ON DEMAND

Pariah Burke

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Watch On Demand (Single Viewer)   more info $149.99 $0.00
Group Discount (3 or more participants)
Group discount (price per ticket) for 3 or more people.
$129.99 $0.00
Site License (90 Days)   more info $995.00 $0.00

Share InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazine Design & Deployment ON DEMAND

Event Details

A Master Class intensive 2-day seminar using InDesign, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Aquafadas, and more to go from blank page through to producing a polished interactive digital magazine running on the iPad. The same publication will also run on Android-based tablets like the Amazon Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom, and other tablets.

This course teaches affordable digital magazine/catalog production, not merely Adobe's $495 monthly option.

“‘Print’ and ‘publishing’ no longer mean just ink on paper. Publishing professionals need to embrace that concept in order to stay relevant, to stay employable. They need to get on top of digital publishing now.” —Pariah S. Burke, 20-year publishing and graphic workflow expert.

In this intensive 2-day Webinar (5 hours per day) we’ll start with a blank page and finish with an interactive digital magazine or catalog running on the iPad. The same publication will also run on Android-based tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and other upcoming tablets.

The details of what you will learn are contained in the Event Outline below.

Prerequisites: This seminar is aimed at individuals who already have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign (CS3, CS4, CS5, or CS5.5). It is also highly recommended that you first attend (or watch the recorded seminar of) the ePublishing Workflow Webinar.


Event Outline

Defining Rich Media Publications

Enhanced ebooks

Examples of rich media publications on the iPad

Formats, Creation Tools, and Costs of Market Entry

PDF-Based Publications

The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Twixl (formerly RovingBird) ePublisher

Aquafadas Digital Publishing

Mag+ Digital Publishing

PixelMag Digital Publishing

Rich Media Publication Foundations

Layout requirements

Pages sizes

Repurposing print publications to digital publications

Content management considerations unique to iPad/tablet publishing

Efficiency techniques to save time and trouble when building and updating layouts for portrait and landscape tablet reading

Master page best practices

Paragraph and character style best practices

Basic Interactivity

Internal and external hyperlinks

Creating clickable coverlines

Creating headers and footers

Using page numbers

Building a user-friendly page-level navigation system

Adding Audio, Video, and Interactivity

Supported formats

Preparing audio and video

Placing and sizing multimedia content overlays

Advanced multimedia controls

Advanced Interactivity

Buttons—they aren't what they sound like

Creating rollover image galleries and product details

Pulling live Web content into your publications

Creating scrolling text frames

Adding panoramas and rotatable 3D content

Publishing and Profiting

Combining multiple orientation page versions into a single publication

Finalizing publications in Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Testing your publications live on the iPad

Deploying digital publications to the Apple App Store, Android App Market, and Blackberry App World

Understanding in-app subscriptions

Integrating digital catalogs with Web-based ecommerce systems

The secret to generating advertising revenue in digital publications

Your Host

Pariah Burke Pariah S. Burke

Pariah S. Burke ( is the author or co-author of 5 books covering the tools, tricks, and workflows of print and digital design and publishing. With 20 years experience in all aspects of design, publishing, and advertising, he is a design and publishing workflow expert bringing creative efficiency into studios, agencies, and publications around the world as trainer, consultant, author, and publisher. Pariah lives in Portland, OR where he writes (a lot) and creates (many) projects and publications to Empower, Inform, and Connect Creative Professionals™.

Join the ePublishing Revolution!

As magazines, books and newspapers rapidly convert to digital format, it’s clear the Electronic Publishing Revolution is finally and fully underway. Notable periodicals such as Wired, Sports Illustrated, and Popular Mechanics have made the digital switch, along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Colleges and universities are beginning to offer textbooks in digital format; in a September, 2010 edition of Newsweek, the notion was presented that digital textbooks are replacing traditional ones in the classroom. Barnes & Noble and Borders both have a section of their web sites dedicated to digital textbooks.

Interactivity is being added to the basic PDF ebook format, using Flash and other technologies, giving the consumer a rich and engaging experience, far beyond that of a traditional printed document.

Just how popular are ebooks and other electronic publications? Amazon has declared the Kindle its best-selling product, with over 630,000 ebooks now available from In a four-month period ending in August 2010, Apple announced sales of 3 million iPads, and more slate PCs and ebook readers are rushing to market compete with the iPad.

Within five years there will be more digital content sold than physical content. Three years ago, I said within ten years but I realized that was wrong – it’s within five.Steve Haber, president of Sony’s digital reading business division as told to The Telegraph

With all of this activity taking us further from the printed word and leading us to this new digital frontier, this is the time to take action and join the revolution. Our intensive two-day webinar, the ePublishing Workflow Webinar, will guide you through the process, teach you the tools and knowledge you need to create ebooks, e-magazines, e-catalogs, and other electronic publications, and to successfully deploy them in the market.

Digital publications can be created from a variety of applications, and we will walk you through the process using the most popular software. We’ll explain the difference between ePUB, PDF, and Flash formats, showing you the pros and cons of each, and helping you decide which format is best for your content.

The webinar not only shows you how to produce ebooks, but also covers formatting HTML and editing the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), to control the look and feel of your documents. You’ll learn how to add graphics, sound, video, and Flash content for the richest experience to the end user.

Facts About Electronic Publishing Today

As more companies plan to release new eBook reading devices by the end of 2010, the electronic publication market continues to expand rapidly.

  • More than 3 million iPads have been sold between April and August 2010. After languishing for years as a largely untapped market, the release of the sleek, multi-function iPad finally convinced the mainstream market of the convenience, utility, and pleasurable reading experience of ebooks, e-magazines, and other electronic publications.
  • In the same time frame 4 million Kindles had been sold; Amazon boasts the Kindle as its most popular product.
  • Amazon sold 3 times as many Kindle ebooks in the first half of 2010 as in the first half of 2009. Amazon now has over 630,000 books available for the Kindle.
  • The iPad is not alone. In September 2010 BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry PlayBook, a tablet computer targeted at the Enterprise, but with plenty of power for the Small Office/Home Office and even consumer crowd. The PlayBook bests the iPad in many features, including full support for Flash-powered games and publications, multitasking (running multiple applications at once), a built-in video conferencing camera, and many other features.
  • In October Microsoft announced that tablet devices and e-readers running Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 will be available by Christmas 2010.
  • Magazines are going electronic. Currently deployed on the iPad, smart phones, and other mobile media are interactive, digital-only versions of the following perodicals:
    • Wired Magazine
    • Sports Illustrated
    • Fortune Magazine
    • PEOPLE Magazine
    • Maxim
    • And dozens of others.
  • Newspapers are going digital. Currently deployed on the iPad, smart phones, and other mobile media are interactive, digital-only versions of the following daily newspapers:
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • USA Today
    • The New York Times
    • Dayton Daily News
    • The Chinadaily
    • And more every week.
  • Catalogs are going digital. Consumers are carrying in their pockets and purses warehouses worth of product listings in the form of electronic catalogs deployed on the iPad, smart phones, and other mobile media. A few of the brands that have taken advantage of the media just since the iPad was released in April 2010 include:
    • Pottery Barn
    • Arhaus Furniture
    • SoundScreen
    • SkyMall
    • Ticket Master
    • And more almost daily.
  • 99.26% of all the computers, tablets, and mobile devices in the world can open Flash-based publications.
  • PDFs are still the number 1 type of rich content, interactive electronic publications.
  • There is a free PDF reader available for every computer operating system, tablet device, and smart phone.
  • Author Seth Godin, author of 12 worldwide bestselling books announced in 2010 that he has completely moved away from traditional printed book publishing. All of his future books will be published exclusively in electronic format.
  • Electronic publishing skills are in demand for new hires and contractors. A search of,, and other regular employment and freelance job sites revealed more than 400 openings looking for skills related to electronic publishing layout, design for electronic publishing, or electronic publication project management (date of sample: September 28 2010).
  • According to the Association of American Publishers audio book sales for 2009 totaled $192 million, down 12.9% on the prior year. E-books overtook audiobooks in 2009 with sales reaching $313 million in 2009, up 176.6%.
  • A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (online) reports that “a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, are joining forces to create a one-stop Website for checking out e-books, including access to more than a million scanned public domain books and a catalog of thousands of contemporary e-book titles available at many public libraries.”

The Digital Publishing market is exploding, so it’s now more important than ever to learn how to create e-books, e-magazines, e-catalogs, and more. The ePublishing Workflow Webinar will give you the skills you need to stay relevant and on top of this second digital publishing revolution.

Have questions about InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazine Design & Deployment ON DEMAND? Contact Pariah Burke


Pariah Burke

Graphic & web designer, author, consultant; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark guru. Fanatical about Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.