5. Text flow The ePub format is linear, assuming that everything is presented as a continual flow of text. In InDesign CS5 make sure you create a single text story for each chapter, so a page break is generated for each section in the book. If your layout is more complicated, the ePub reads from left to right then top to bottom.
6. Page numbers Page numbers are largely irrelevant in ebooks. To ensure the page numbers from your printed book do not appear in the ebook, delete them (and any header/footer on each page) prior to exporting to ePub. If your text refers to a specific page number, remember to change it to refer to a chapter subhead instead.
7. Place your images Click the frame containing the image. Select Edit > Cut. Click within your body text in the spot you wish to paste it – the beginning of a line is best. Click Edit > Paste. For more control, select the image, choose Object > Anchored Object > Options. Here you can alter the image position in more detail.
8. Table of contents An ebook’s table of contents is, essentially, a list of the chapter names within your book. If you name each chapter file as its heading you can then order them within the book by dragging and dropping. A preview of the ebook will show the contents based on the filenames and in the order as set in InDesign.
9. Add metadata Select File > File Info. This opens the File Information dialog, which lets you enter the document title, description, author name, keywords and copyright notice details. Keep your metadata to the point – it will be used by stores to search for information and is a useful selling tool. Click OK when done.
10. Check your files Browse through the Book panel in InDesign. You should by now have the contents of your ebook all listed; double-click each to ensure the content and formatting is correct. Ensure styles are correct for all text and that each chapter is in place. Make sure page numbers are removed.