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Jim Azevedo, July 2017
E-Book Formatting with Microsoft Word »

PUBLISHED JULY 2017 by Jim Azevedo, Marketing Director, Smashwords Learn how to leverage the power of paragraph styling and enhanced navigation to make your next e-book more accessible, enjoyable, and desirable to readers. In this article, you will learn how to professionally format and design a reflowable e-book using Microsoft Word. You will learn the …

Joel Friedlander, June 2016
Three Surefire Ways to Fail at E-book Cover Design »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Joel Friedlander, Book Designer The growth of the e-book market has brought with it a new challenge for those who design these e-book covers, whether they are amateurs or professionals. More than anything else, designers and do-it-yourself publishers have to address the challenges of this relatively new format in a way …

Bill McCoy, May 2016
It’s Time to Be “All In” Digitally »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF Digital publishing has clearly arrived. Major U.S. publishers are generating upwards of 25 percent of their revenue from e-books, and for some bestsellers and in certain genres (e.g., romance) the numbers are much higher. Yet e-book sales growth has paused, while print sales have ticked up. …

Deb Vanasse, May 2016
Updates from the Digital Frontier »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Deb Vanasse, IBPA Independent staff reporter As the e-publishing landscape continues to evolve, agile and innovative independent publishers are thriving When the Association of American Publishers reported in 2015 that the meteoric rise in e-book sales was beginning to taper off, sighs of relief echoed from many corners of the industry. …

Bill Kasdorf, May 2016
Accessibility Has Never Been More Accessible to Publishers »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Bill Kasdorf, Vice President, Apex Content Solutions We are all about to benefit from the mainstreaming of accessibility. Accessibility has long been one of those issues that most publishers realize they should be paying attention to but hope they can put off a while longer. While we’ve all admittedly had our …

Michael Tamblyn, May 2016
How We Read (Is Just as Important as What We Read) »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Michael Tamblyn, President & CEO, Rakuten Kobo Is it possible that we—as an industry in 2016—are not in an unusual state of crisis? Since maybe 2008 or 2009, we have been in a digital great leap forward, a nearly perpetual state of disruption. For years, all kinds of cataclysmic predictions were …

Joseph J. Esposito, November 2015
The Future of Narrative »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2015 by Joseph J. Esposito, President, Processed Media Have you seen “Why You Need an App to Understand My Novel,” the fascinating column in the Guardian by the novelist Iain Pears? Readers familiar with Pears’s earlier work (An Instance of the Fingerpost, Scipio’s Dream, and also the Jonathan Argyll art history mysteries) have …

David Bergsland , November 2015
Readability Goals »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2015 by David Bergsland, Typographer and Font Designer Readability is the prime virtue of book design. Whether you’re handling book production yourself or outsourcing it, you should know how to assess and, if necessary, improve readability. This little graphic shows you some of the things that influence how easily you—and your readers—can read …

Rick Hubbard, March 2014
Why I Think Vellum Is Great for Cross Platform E-book Editing and Generation »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2014 by Rick Hubbard — If you are committed—as I am—to quickly and easily generating readable e-books for all major device types and e-readers, then you probably have: Bemoaned wasting hours and hours wrangling a manuscript from MS-Word through a convoluted maze of e-book tools into a form suitable for Kindle, iBooks and/or …

Jonathan Scott, February 2012
Save Time and Money by Designing with E-books in Mind »

Save Time and Money by Designing with E-books in Mind by Jonathan Scott I have a message for anyone involved in print book production, design, and layout: If you don’t already design your books for the dual life most of them will have, start doing that now. I expect there will always be print-on-paper books, …

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