The Death of the Page, the Dawn of Digital

Matt MacInnis (Inkling)
Keynote Broadway Ballroom
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So far, the transition to digital books has failed to move beyond content where text alone is largely sufficient, such as fiction and daily news. In his keynote, Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis will share his view of why this has occurred, and unveil an exciting new path forward for publishers to design and produce high fidelity interactive content at scale.

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Matt MacInnis

Inkling

Raised in rural Nova Scotia, Matt attended Harvard University where he earned a degree in Computer Engineering and Chinese Language. He moved to California and pursued an eight-year career at Apple where he managed the company’s international expansion into international education markets. During that time, Matt saw a lot of misuse of technology in the classroom, and in 2009 his frustration drove him to start Inkling. His technical foundation, coupled with his experience with Apple, positioned him well to start and grow the company. With a vision for reinventing publishing, Matt has led Inkling into partnerships with the world’s largest publishers, building engaging, interactive learning content from the ground up for iPad. Both Matt and Inkling are based in San Francisco, CA.

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Gary DeVaan
01/04/2012 12:35pm EST

Hi Matt, We are a small association that publish two monthly magazines. We have been looking into making the mags available for the iPad without making them impossible to publish on other devices. Our mags are created in-house using InDesign, and we would like to bring the digital side in house also, however we are not adverse to using a service. The only possible glitch is the magazines are member newsletters so we do not want to distribute digital versions to the public and prefer to host on our website if possible. I’m asking for any advice in looking for software or vendors. Is one production path becoming more standard? Anything I should stay away from? Is there a standard in software to convert InDesign files? Should we look for an ePub3 or HTML 5 solution?

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