Ebooks aren’t just another publishing channel. Digital publishing presents great opportunities: more varied and comprehensive content than print and an expanded audience served by inclusive, accessible content.
Editors are instrumental in creating robust ebooks: All editorial functions, from acquisitions to copy editing to proofreading, have roles to play. Topics will include:
- What is an ebook? An under-the-hood look at EPUB creation. Tools, methodologies, workflows.
- There’s no page count! Expand your concept of what to include: extended, interactive backmatter, hyperlinked endnotes and index, color images throughout, extended image descriptions.
- Make every ebook accessible. Plan these elements from acquisition: structure, book section identification, image descriptions, design choices.
- Talk to your colleagues. What does the designer needs to hear? How can the production department help? What information does the ebook developer require?
Attendees will gain a broad exposure to the possibilities and responsibilities of ebook development. And, they will find new areas of specialization to add to their résumé.
Kevin Callahan, the proprietor of BNGO Books, is an ebook developer, writer, and speaker based in New York City. He has presented sessions at PePcon, InDesign Conference, Digital Book World, and ebookcraft. He’ll be talking about using InDesign to get the most accessible EPUB possible at ebookcraft in March 2018, and at Digital Book World in October. You can find him at www.BNGOBooks.com and @BNGObooks.