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15 October: ebooks 101

Beginners level

Want to learn about ebooks, but not sure where to begin? You don't need experience with e-books for this informative and hands-on training. 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?

After the course, you will be given access to an ebook and some optional hands-on correction exercises to try using free software.

Presenter: Sarah JH Fletcher
Sarah has worked in book publishing for the past nine years and edited an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles. She now specialises in digital publishing.

Date & time: Saturday 15 October 2016, 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: Ruth Fairfax House, 89-95 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Cost: Members $210 (early-bird)/$240
Non-members: $290 (early-bird)/$330

BOOKINGS: ebooks 101

After this course, you could do the intermediate ebooks workshop, Ebooks 201, on Sunday 16 October.

For more information on ebooks 101, click the link:

 

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