What is Fixed Layout?
Standard eBooks (ePub and .mobi) feature a dynamic (flowable) layout for text and images. This means that your eBook will look different when viewed on different eReaders.
Fixed Layout files quite literally “affix“ images and text to exact spots on each electronic page--just like their printed book counterparts—so that they look the same, regardless of which reader you use.
Does your eBook need a Fixed Layout?
Most eBooks do not require a Fixed Layout file. Fixed Layout files are only needed when it’s important that the images and text appear in a specific and consistent way.
These books are usually good candidates for a Fixed Layout conversion:
- Illustrated children’s books
- Coffee table books
- Graphic novels
- Textbooks and techinical manuals
- ...and any book that relies on a heavily-designed, static presentation, full-page images, or text that overlaps with images.
BookBaby Fixed Layout for iBooks — Just $199 plus $3 per page.*
The technical experts at BookBaby can convert your high-resolution PDF files into an eBook with a Fixed Layout designed especially for the iBooks app. This will ensure that your eBook displays the same way whether it’s being viewed on an iPad or an iPhone. (Important: This is for iBooks only. We do not currently produce Fixed Layout files for the Kindle Fire or the Barnes & Noble Nook reader. *Price does not include distribution to iBooks store.)