2012 DIY ePub

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Many traditional print book designers have been looking on with trepidation as ebooks make up more and more of the bottom line at university presses. More frightening still is the way that beautiful printed books that designers have meticulously created are (often) carelessly converted into ebooks with little heed to the original designs. In a world of eReaders that give each user control over many aspects of the appearance of the text, is there a need for book designers anymore? This session will explore the role that the designer can have in creating ebooks that are as clear and beautiful as possible within the constraints of the new technology. It will explain converting books from InDesign files to ePub format and the way that ebooks look and function on the various different devices that they are viewed on.

Chair: Amanda Gomm, Digital Bindery

Panelist: Abbey Gaterud, Publisher, Ooligan Press and Book Design Instructor, Portland State University

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