As more publishers and authors tackle their own digital workflows, they run headlong into ePubCheck and retailer error reports, weird display issues on different devices, and questions about how to make their ePub files the best they can be. This workshop will focus on those finishing touches that are needed after exporting files from InDesign, running them through calibre, or creating them with another tool. It will cover:
This workshop is intended for eBook developers, small publishers, and authors. It will include hands-on demonstrations of ePub fixes and formatting in real-world situations. Some basic knowledge of HTML is suggested, as is some basic knowledge of ePub file structure and production. However, beginners will also be able to follow the instructions and should gain a lot of insight from the workshop.
Joshua Tallent has been an eBook developer since 2002. He is an acknowledged expert on the Kindle and ePub formats, and his book, Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, has been praised as the most thorough explanation of the Kindle format available. Joshua founded eBook Architects, his eBook design and consulting business, in 2008, providing services to both publishers and authors, with a focus on complex projects and enhanced eBooks. He regularly teaches at conferences and workshops about building and designing eBooks, and he is a vocal advocate for beautiful, functional, accessible eBooks. Joshua resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He can be found online at www.ebookarchitects.com and @jtallent or @ebookarchitects.
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