The BNC Blog

Thursday
Jan292015

So someone told you the content had to be accessible

What does it take to make digital content truly accessible? It involves proper planning, testing, and ensuring that accessibility isn’t just an afterthought. Jean Kaplansky, an experienced technology trainer, developer, and solutions architect, gives us the what, why, and how.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

A tale of two cultures

As more and more publishing houses bring in talented digital employees, there’s a likely clash of cultures on the horizon. How can publishers with their rich history work alongside technologists and their history of “disrupting” everything? Designer and developer Derrick Schultz takes a look at the future of the people behind the books.

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Friday
Jan232015

PubFight 2014: A post mortem

Before the PubFight season began, we compiled a list of titles that went for top dollar at the Fakefurt auction. After the auction, we asked you to vote on which nominated title would sell the most copies during the PubFight season (September 2014 - January 2015).

Now, after many intense weeks filled with trials and triumphs, regrets and “out of stock” induced tears, the results are in and it’s time to see how well you know the Canadian book market.

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Thursday
Jan222015

How tagging can streamline your print + digital workflow

The transition from producing strictly print books to producing content for a multitude of digital formats means it’s time to rejig some tried-and-true workflows.

Colleen Cunningham, Senior Ebook Developer at F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, has some thoughts about using a content management system to produce content in the digital age.

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Tuesday
Jan202015

Ebooks' rotten floor

Some renovations are needed in the house of ebooks, especially when it comes to formatting images. Joshua Tallent, Chief eBook Architect at Firebrand Technologies and ebookcraft speaker, is ready to tear up some floors. Care to join him? 

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Friday
Jan162015

Our five takeaways from Digital Book World

Lauren Stewart, BookNet Office Manager and in-house Leslie Knope, attended the Digital Book World Conference + Expo this week. Here are five things she learned about data, mobile marketing, and the inevitable takeover of HTML5.

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