From PDF To Professional Publishing Quality ePUB 3 Under 1 Hour: Introducing Silk Evolve

Patrick Martinent (Newgen KnowledgeWorks Pvt Ltd)
Sponsored Session
Location: Chelsea/Gotham
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Conversion from PDF to professional quality ePUB 3 is a complex task. Many companies/products claim to have an automated solution, but these fall short when dealing with anything but the simplest of books.

Silk Evolve is Newgen’s proprietary integrated product for high-quality, professional conversion of PDF to ePUB. Operators with limited or no knowledge of ePUB, PDF, and HTML can produce ePUBs in less than one-tenth of the time that an expert would normally take.

Automated PDF-to-ePUB conversion process involves a lot of guesswork. The key to getting the best quality output in the shortest possible time is in striking the right balance between automation and human judgment.

“The design theme of Silk Evolve is to automate as much as possible and to keep the operator focused only on those issues where his judgment is required.”

Silk Evolve provides a guided 12-step review process for the operator to follow. This standardized approach promotes consistent and repeated quality when generating ePUB 2 or 3 from PDF.

Silk Evolve is tuned to exporting ePUB 3 format, taking advantage of the advancements in the ePUB format such as insertion of audio/video, SVG support, MathML 8, multiple navigation tables, and many of the new CSS3 properties.

Silk Evolve produces an ePUB output equivalent to the PDF in terms of styling; a scripting module is integrated to further customize and enhance the ePUB.

Silk Evolve has been used to convert tens of thousands of books across a variety of genres, subjects, languages, and styles.

This session is sponsored by Newgen

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Patrick Martinent

Newgen KnowledgeWorks Pvt Ltd

Patrick Martinent has 20 years of experience in the IT industry, and has been building and managing small- to medium-size IT companies in Europe, India, and South-East Asia. Starting his career in 1992 as EDP Manager of Fashionway, a fashion retail unit, in the UAE, Patrick moved on to become IT Program Manager for Asian Buying Connexion, a buying house, in Singapore In 1996, he established ITVEST Ltd as a holding company and created NatureSoft, an IT outsourcing unit in India, and Lateral Linux Labs, an open source & education unit in Singapore. He was instrumental in launching ICUS, an eLearning unit in Singapore, and ITVEST Consulting in 2005. In 2009, he created Megha IT Consulting, an ITVEST venture dedicated to transitioning companies in the Cloud. In 2012, he was selected by Google as a Google Developer Expert for India with special focus on Cloud technologies. He joined Newgen KnowledgeWorks the same year, and in his current role as CTO is focused on strengthening the company’s technological capabilities. Patrick is based in Chennai, India, and holds a postgraduate degree with honors in computer science from ESIP, Paris, and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

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