When I was a kid, I wanted to run my own magazine when I grew up. :)
January 9, 2014 11:35 AM Subscribe
Hi guys! Okay, so I have a background is advanced art direction & design and I am looking into how to make superawesome interactive digital magazines and booklets that will kick ass and people will love. Do you have experience with this kinda platform stuff? Awesome. I don't. And most people I talk to don't, so I need your feedback and advice pretty please. And if you don't know anything about that, can you give me names of interactive books/magazines you think kick ass (and tell me why you like them) so I can check them out and be dazzled and inspired? Thanks oh, so much. :)
So, I have a state of the art Mac studio with the full adobe creative suite. Used to teach Photoshop. Know InDesign for print, but haven't used it for this. (I figure with a Lynda.com membership I can probably learn what I need... yeah?)
I've been on my iPad looking at books made for iPad, and the interactivity is awesome. I would like to do that. I also want it to be good for people who don't have iPads. (Kindle?) And I guess whatever I create can also be exported as an interactive PDF if people want to download it, right? (Or am I wrong? Let me know!)
• I do not own adobe publishing suite. Is that what I need? Thoughts on best options?
• If you use adobe publishing suite, how is it? What do you like or not like? Any tips for me?
• Are there any unforeseen costs, skills, problems, etc. I should be aware of in producing and distributing a digital book/magazine?
• Any other tips or insights? Pricing structure, working with amazon or iBooks, ANYTHING? I'm all ears!
In closing, you guys are the bomb. I haven't been on here much lately, but don't think that means I don't love you every day*. Mwah.
*Double negative FTW!