Ebooks 201 for editors: Intermediate


9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Cost: $220 members; $350 non members; $132 distance member (more than 200 km)

About the course

If  are you looking to take your ebook skills to the next level, this course will consolidate and extend your existing ebook knowledge through a mixture of conceptual and practical work. Focusing on reflowable and fixed-layout EPUB2 and EPUB3, it covers how to effectively use multimedia, navigation and interactivity, and testing processes for complex ebooks.
  • Participants must bring their own laptop (Mac or PC). The presenter will circulate a list of free programs to download and install prior to the course. Bringing devices such as tablets and eink readers is encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • This course is suitable for editorial staff who have completed basic ebook training or have on-the-job ebook experience.Beginners should first complete Ebooks 101 for editors: foundation, or equivalent.
  • Some knowledge will be assumed, including a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and XML as they apply to EPUB. A moderate level of computer literacy is also required.
  • Unsure if this course is suitable for you? Please discuss with the presenter (via the society). If you don’t yet meet all of these prerequisites, let us know before booking. Given enough notice, we may be able to provide you with additional pre-course support to get you up to speed.
Content note
We will not focus on marketing, distribution, pricing strategies, dealing with retailers, or app development.
Sarah JH Fletcher began her editorial career inhouse at trade publishers before establishing her freelance career. A longtime consumer of digital publishing, Sarah brings her editorial perspective to the development and testing of quality ebooks. www.sarahjhfletcher.com
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