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Literature Northwest eBook Production Workshop

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Literature North West

Title: Literature Northwest eBook Production Workshop
Location: MadLab
Description: Literature Northwest are hosting a practical workshop aimed at independent publishers who want to learn how make eBooks to a high standard, in-house.
Date: 31-01-2013
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 17:00

 

 

 

The session will run twice, with one session for Mac OS users (on 31st January) and one for Windows OS users (7th February).

It’ll be led by Jim Hinks, of Manchester independent Comma Press, who for the past couple of years has overseen Comma’s eBook production. Jim is self-taught, and sympathetic to the challenge of learning eBook production from scratch!

The session will cover all aspects of eBook conversion into ePub (for Kobo and Nook) and MOBI (Kindle) formats, in a step-by-step practical session, including extracting html from inDesign files, ensuring ePub-3 compliant html and CSS, building contents pages (and automatic TOC generation), adding metadata, and testing.
Please note – the session will assume participants already have some basic experience of working with html (e.g. simple updates to content on your blog/website). If you’re an absolute beginner at html and want to attend, it’d be advisable to get a handle on the key principles. You can find some step-by-step guides to html formatting here: http://www.w3schools.com/

What you’ll need to bring:

1) Your laptop
2) An inDesign, rtf, or html file of the book you want to convert
3) Metadata (bibliographic information and blurb) for the book you’re converting.
4) A high-res jpeg (minimum 600×800) of the book’s cover.
5) Any other image files from the book, in jpeg format.
6) You’ll also need download and install the latest version of these two software applications (they’re free!): Sigil – http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

Kindle Previewer - http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000765261
7) If you own an eReader, it’d be useful to bring it, along with a USB cable.

Places are limited, so if you want to attend, please contact jim.hinks@commapress.co.uk (and CC ra.page@commapress.co.uk) as soon as possible to book your place.

Literature Northwest CPD Seminar – Sales and marketing with Will Atkinson

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Literature North West

Title: Literature Northwest CPD Seminar – Sales and marketing with Will Atkinson
Location: MadLab
Description: Literature Northwest is delighted to announce a new programme of CPD seminars for people working in all areas of publishing.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2011-04-01
End Time: 15:00

For the next Literature Northwest independent publishing CPD seminar, we’re joined by Will Atkinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Faber and Faber.

Will has unrivaled experience in marketing poetry, fiction and non-fiction titles at F&F, and as a former Chair of the Independent Publisher’s Guild, is well-placed to understand the demands of the independent sector.

Will started his career in Waterstones, then a five strong chain, in 1985. He held a number of management jobs, finishing by running the Hampstead branch. In 1994 he went to Faber, and since then he has held no fewer than 9 job titles in sales and marketing roles, proving that they thought he was absolutely brilliant, but had no idea what at. Closely associated with the Independent Alliance, which was launched in 2005, he has also been Chair of the Independent Publishers Guild and is recognised as a champion of the independent sector. A key player in the team behind the Faber Factory digital service, Will is also well placed to advise on digital sales and marketing strategies.

It’s free to attend for anyone who works in the region’s independent publishing sector, but please do email ra.page@commapress.co.uk to book a place in advance.