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.
April 10-11, 2015
High Quality eBooks on a Budget
Most independent publishers are strapped for cash, and one area that is often given the short straw is eBook development. However, with the continued growth of eBook sales and the need for better discoverability and better reviews, cutting corners on eBook quality can have unintended consequences. In this session, we will look at some of the most common mistakes independent publishers make in their eBook development processes, and will consider some suggestions for increasing eBook quality while not dramatically affecting the bottom line. We will also discuss how to handle more complex content and enhancements without breaking the bank.
There will also be a full-day eBook Ninjas workshop on April 9th in the IBPA PubU conference hotel with special pricing for IBPA members! Find out more at the eBook Ninjas website.
May 27-29, 2015
June 1-4, 2015
Publishing to Kindle
Amazon still sells the majority of eBook files, and anyone who creates eBooks needs to know how to create files that work well in the Kindle system. While there are differences in workflow and file requirements, Amazon’s KF8 reflowable ebook format is very close to the EPUB standard used by other eBook retailers. On the other hand, the KF8 fixed layout spec is vastly different from EPUB3 fixed layout, and Amazon has special tools that they recommend you use when creating childrens eBooks, comic books/graphic novels, and textbooks. This session will cover: