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Tuesday, March 19


Pagination in the Browser: Why, What, and How
Publishers and book-makers are still looking for ways to make more books, faster, while maintaining the quality that readers expect from professional products. More and more publishers are exploring ways to add automation to their workflows, and looking for tools that can replace or at least speed up the traditional InDesign workflow. Unfortunately, today's standard automation tools can't match the page quality that InDesign offers (at least not without tedious time-investment). At the same time, e-reading systems continue to vary widely in their support of standard Web design elements, which makes it difficult to create digital book products that can rival their print counterparts. 

Both of these reasons explain the continued interest in finding browser-based pagination solutions — as page-layout alternatives and as browser-based reading systems. Nellie will explain the problems that publishers are facing, and how web-based pagination can offer a solution to those problems. She will also go over some of the tools available today and those in development, a few case studies, and some of the theoretical concepts behind browser-based pagination.

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Nellie McKesson

President and CEO, Hederis, Inc.
Nellie has been working in publishing for well over a decade, in almost every book production role there is (production editor, print layout specialist, ebook production manager, to name a few). She's spent the last 6 or so years working specifically with automated workflows: creating... Read More →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:40am
Auditorium BC (lower level, MaRS) 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada


Building Ebooks That Last
This talk will answer the question: "How does my company build ebooks that will still work in two years, or five, or ten?" Taking a pragmatic approach based on real-world examples of ebooks that did not last, with a dash of the theoretical that considers how web archiving work might apply to ebooks, Teresa will cover workflows, common issues that prevent ebooks from being sold, standards compliance, link rot, accessibility, and more. She will also look at how web communities are talking about digital archiving and how this might apply to ebooks.

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Teresa Elsey

Managing Editor, Bridge International Academies
Until very recently, Teresa Elsey was senior managing editor (digital) in the Trade division at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She directed a group that produces and updates more than a thousand ebooks yearly, including adult fiction and non-fiction, culinary and lifestyle, YA titles... Read More →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Auditorium BC (lower level, MaRS) 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada