No. The magic of eReader devices is that users can customize their reading experience by changing fonts and font size (and sometimes line-spacing, margins, and justification). In other words, text "flows." It no longer lives in a fixed position on a printed page. Instead, text flows in sequence according to the user's preferences and what kind of device they own.
Because of this, we want to convert your eBook so that it looks good on all devices - from an iPhone to an iPad to a Sony Reader - and also so that it looks good in color (iPad, Nook Color) and black and white e-ink (Kindle).
If you supply a file for a conversion, the following elements will be changed to plain text: drop-caps, tables, multiple columns, call-outs, word art. All images with wrapped text will be changed to in-line images with text above and below. All footnotes will be changed to endnotes. If you supply a PDF, InDesign, Pages, or Quark file for an advanced conversion we will preserve all the formatting that we can aside from the elements listed above. Different readers support different formatting, and we want your eBook to look great on all the eReader hardware.
If you really want it to look like a PDF, you have 2 options:
- Perform a second conversion, requiring another submission and ISBN for the fixed-layout version. We will deliver the fixed-layout to iBooks. We can then either NOT deliver to the rest of our partners, or we can send them the version of your eBook with dynamic layout.
- Deliver to our partners a version of the eBook that is all images. But please be aware that any text inside the images will NOT be searchable, and our partners may not support these kinds of eBooks someday (as most of our partners are specifically requesting searchable text). Also, these eBooks may appear fuzzy on the Kindle.