Toronto, ON – November 27, 2013 – On March 5, 2014, BookNet Canada and eBOUND Canada will host ebookcraft, a new full-day conference dedicated to ebook production. This event will take place in conjunction with BookNet’s annual Tech Forum conference (March 5–6, 2014).
While Tech Forum draws a diverse audience from across the Canadian book industry, ebookcraft will cater to professionals working actively in ebook design and production. The conference aims to start a conversation about ebook design, standards, and best practices—aspects of publishing that are well-established for print books, but currently lacking for ebooks. Ebookcraft will help attendees improve their ebook development skills and explore the potential of this format, with the view that ebooks deserve to be more than merely digital duplications of print books.
The programming for ebookcraft was developed by a steering committee comprised of BookNet and eBOUND staff, along with experienced production professionals Laura Brady of Brady Type and Erin Mallory of House of Anansi Press. Session topics will include user experience, ebook typography and markup, standards and accessibility, digital comics, narrative futures in augmented reality, and designing ebooks for multiple e-readers. The list of confirmed speakers includes Liza Daly (Safari Books Online), Liz Castro (EPUB Straight to the Point), Joshua Tallent (Firebrand Technologies), Charles Nix (Scott & Nix), and Baldur Bjarnason (Unbound).
Registration for ebookcraft and Tech Forum is now open, and early-bird pricing will apply until January 17, 2014. Both events will be held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. For more information and to register, please visit ebookcraft.booknetcanada.ca.
BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards and education to serve the Canadian book industry. eBOUND Canada is a not-for-profit organization that aims to advance publisher engagement in the digital marketplace.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) for this project. / Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du Fonds du livre du Canada (FLC) pour ce projet.
Joanna Karaplis, Marketing & Communications Manager
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