Creating eBooks

Making eBooks by @wfryer (March 2019)

The following video and document highlights the steps we use to convert an EPUB eBook created with app.bookcreator.com into a print-ready PDF for on-demand color book printing with Lulu.com. In past years we have provided these instructions to students and taught them how to complete these steps. However, this process is a bit complicated and we've found with experience it's easier to have a teacher assist students with this final process.

So, our process today is to ask students to "turn in" their completed EPUB book via Google Classroom, and then a teacher converts that file to a Lulu.com print-ready PDF (following the steps below) and completes the analog / paper-based publishing process. The teacher then provides the unlisted Lulu.com book ordering link to the student, so they can order 1 or more copies of their book.

Tips and Lessons Learned Publishing Book Creator eBooks to Lulu

Additional Resources

  1. Spring 2018 Animal Research Project eBook Instructions
  2. More resources on creating and sharing eBooks are available on showwithmedia.com/ebook.