About the course:
Learn to create and publish EPUB and Mobi ebooks
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.