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Ebook design competition debuts this spring

Toronto, ON – Jan. 12, 2016 – Speaker lists and online registration are now available for ebookcraft 2016

The future of ebook design will get competitive this March when designers and developers compete to design the perfect digital book for prizes and nerd glory at ebookcraft 2016. The inaugural So You Think You Can Code competition is open to all attendees and will be judged by a roster of superstar digital production professionals.

Now in its third year, the two-day conference for the ebook production community will also include an optional workshop day on March 30 covering digital typography, accessibility, and quality assurance, with a main conference day on March 31 featuring sessions on storyboarding, interactivity, and CSS3 animation, among other topics. 

More information on So You Think You Can Code and the rest of ebookcraft, co-presented by BookNet Canada and eBOUND Canada, can be found at

Superforecasting & using technology to support diversity at Tech Forum 2016

Canada's largest conference on book publishing and technology will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2016. Among much revelry and cake, Tech Forum will also include a keynote talk from Dan Gardner, author of Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail—And Why We Believe Them Anyway and co-author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. This latest book offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future, and Dan will be offering key insights for anyone who publishes or sells books.

The one-day conference will also feature Kaya Thomas, founder and developer of We Read Too, a book resource application that showcases a directory of hundreds of children's and young adult fiction books written by and for people of colour, alongside other sessions on keeping up with digital natives, sneaking in innovation at a legacy publisher, and much more.

Both events will be held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, and early-bird pricing will apply until Jan. 23, 2016.  For more information and to register, please visit

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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.

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Zalina Alvi
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BookNet Canada 
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