Joshua speaks at and attends eBook and publishing events every year. You are welcome to chat with him anytime at these events, or you can set up a time to consult with him about your eBook needs in person. Please see our Consulting and Training page for more details, and contact Joshua to set up an appointment.
September 25-26, 2015
eBook Production and Quality Assurance
Independent publishers always looking for new ways to create amazing products that will get the attention of readers. In this workshop, you will learn about the current state of EPUB 3 support across different devices, common production workflows and tools you can use, and quality assurance practices that will give your eBooks the highest quality in the industry. Bring your own questions and get solid advice on how to create amazing eBooks.
September 16, 10am PST
Production Workflows and Tools
Modern print and eBook production techniques have been in constant flux for a long time, but the goal of a unified workflow is much closer and easier to attain than ever before. In this webinar, you will learn about the most common production workflows being used in trade publishing, as well as some that are not so common but very promising. You will also learn about the various tools that are available, the pros and cons of each, and some thoughts on getting them to work well together. This will be an intensive and informative training, and there will be ample time to bring out your own questions, thoughts, and ideas.
September 23, 2015, 10am PST
Basics of eBook Quality Assurance
Every publisher wants to create amazing content, but eBook creation can make that challenge even more difficult than it needs to be. With the ever-growing list of devices, and the widely differing support for design and functionality on each one, knowing how to create high-quality ebooks and how to test them can be daunting. In this intensive webinar, you will learn how to perform a complete quality assurance test on your eBook files, including tools you can use, what devices you need to test on, ideas for creating good QA checklists, and more. Regardless of the process you use to create your eBooks, or the vendor who creates them for you, this workshop will teach you everything you need to know to ensure that your ebook files are the best in the industry.
October 1, 2015, 1pm EST
Using FlightDeck for QA on Complex eBooks
Testing your ebooks for validity and quality is one of the most important steps in the production workflow. This process can be even more difficult when your content is literary in nature, or just more complex by design. In this webinar, you will learn how to get the most out of FlightDeck, the industry-leading ebook quality assurance tool, and how to do manual QA on complex ebooks like fixed layout, poetry, non-traditional formats, etc. You will walk away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of the QA process and actionable steps you can take to create better ebooks. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your questions!
Five practical tips for making your EPUB 3 files better
A hands-on tutorial to unlocking the best that EPUB3 has to offer. Come learn how to take your ebooks to the next level of quality. Led by ebook expert Joshua Tallent of Firebrand Technologies, this session is geared for those directly involved in creating digital books (or those who want to understand what ebooks truly can do).
EPUB 3: What you need to know
This will be a 15-minute shotgun session that gives a solid understanding of EPUB 3.