The rise of electronic books, driven principally by the growth of the Kindle e-reading platform, presented a challenge to traditional print-publishers. Anybody possessing content that is ready for publication can now produce their own e-books for sale through the online retailers that abound on the Internet.
The ease of doing this is centres on the fact that e-book formatting and production constitutes, in essence, a very narrow subset of web site development principles and practice, and so is a relatively simple process that incurs few of the challenges that attend the implementation and deployment of modern web sites. However, traps and pitfalls await the unwary and inexperienced, especially where the publication in question deviates from the standard format to which novels and other pure-text publications conform.
This two-day course addresses every concern that arises when creating electronic books, thus forming a single, comprehensive training resource for those who wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of e-book formatting and production.
The syllabus comprises coverage of theoretical principles and a number of hands-on exercises that take delegates through the process of formatting a simple publication to the production of a fully featured e-book, replete with diagrams, images, tables and other more-advanced typographic elements such as embedded fonts and Scalable Vector Graphics.
The Avoidance and Resolution of Formatting Problems
Who should attend
This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to acquire a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of e-book formatting and production. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own content to the course for inclusion in the sample e-book that they develop during exercise sessions.
While prior experience of HTML and CSS is an advantage, this course assumes only that delegates have a basic understanding of working with files and applications on modern computing platforms. No other prior experience or understanding is necessary.
Please do get in touch if you might be considering an on-site run of our EPUB course. You may have a group of 3 or more or a specific project goal you are aiming for.
We can also include a basic primer in XML/CSS if required.