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Ebooks 101 for Editors: Foundation

Presenter: Sarah JH Fletcher
When: Saturday 29 August 2015, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where: Ruth Fairfax House on Gregory, 89 Gregory Tce Spring Hill, Brisbane
Cost: Register and pay by 7 August $210 members, $290 non-members
Register and pay by 21 August $240 members, $330 non-members

About the course

Want to learn about ebooks, but not sure where to begin? This is the course for you. Through a mixture of demonstration, presentation and small-group discussion, you will explore key editorial questions about ebooks:
What is an ebook?
What is the role of the editor in ebook publishing?
How are ebooks created?
How do you assess the quality of an ebook?
How are errors in ebooks corrected?
How can editors best work with technical staff and outside suppliers?
What are some of the big-picture issues affecting ebook publishing?
What's next?
After the course, you will be given access to an ebook and some optional hands-on correction exercises to try using free software.

There are no prerequisites for this course. This is a beginner-level course, designed for editorial staff with little (or no) experience with ebooks or code. It leads into the intermediate course Ebooks 201 for Editors: Intermediate on 31 August 2015.

Ebooks 101 for Editors focuses on the most popular ebook type: reflowable and text-focused. We will mention illustrated and fixed-format ebooks, but not discuss them in depth. We will not focus on marketing, distribution, pricing strategies, dealing with retailers, or app development. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is included.

Further information and registration

See the link below for more information and the registration form. Payment can be made via credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account using the PayPal button.

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