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06 August 2020

BIC's eBook Creation: Investigated and Explained

8 September 2020

Date :   Tuesday 8 September 2020
Time:   9:30 to 17:00 
Format: online / virtual training
Trainer: Ken Jones, Circular Software

Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC's courses at Friends of BIC rates.

Purpose of the Course
The pace of change in publishing is ever-increasing, not least in the creation and use of eBooks. Consumers and devices are becoming ever more sophisticated and the demands on publishers to keep up are immense.

This seminar-based course provides a great overview of the creation of eBooks, the routes to market and the changing technology available to publishers and their customers. It's a complete introduction for those new to eBooks and a great update for those with some experience in eBook production.

Benefits of Attending
This course provides delegates with a deeper understanding of the techniques and processes involved in the creation and sale of eBooks. Delegates will gain the knowledge and tools to be pro-active in their role, better express their requirements and solve or even prevent problems efficiently.

To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 10.

Course Level
This course is aimed at those who are or would like to be responsible for the production of eBooks. It is aimed at those new to eBook production and those who have learnt 'on the job'. This course will be useful to: production teams, editors, designers, self-publishers, authors and librarians.

Course Outline
All theoretical elements in this course are accompanied by their practical application. Each section contains a problem-solving element, to enable the attendees to gain an understanding of the potential pitfalls, how to avoid them and how to spot them if they do occur. The topics covered will include:

  • What XML is and how it's used
  • The different digital workflows and the pros and cons of using them
  • The limitations of the devices that are currently on the market and their impact on eBooks
  • The difference between apps, eBooks and online products and how to select the right one
  • The pros and cons of Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • What metadata is, how to use it effectively and how this impacts discoverability
  • How to decide whether eBooks should have a bespoke design or replicate the printed version
  • What HTML5 is and when to use it
  • The different file formats available and when to use them
  • How to specify eBook requirements to a supplier
  • How to decide whether fixed format or reflowable is right for your eBook
  • What interactivity and enhancements are available and how to choose the right one

  

PRICE
BIC Members £240 + VAT
Friends of BIC £285 + VAT
Non Members £325 + VAT

Full details here (pdf).

BOOK AND PAY ON EVENTBRITE by 31 August 2020.