Location: University of South Wales, Newport City Campus
Date: July 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th - 2013
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Cost: A confirmed place on this requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost*
Course designed and delivered by
The course introduces publishers, journalists and design professionals to the practical techniques of developing and distributing e-books and e-magazines. It explores e-book markets, budgeting for development and production and design and provides participants with a hands-on experience of creating e-publications.
Please note: To undertake this course it will be helpful if you have some knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, Apple Pages and to be familiar with web browsers.
You will study
- The history, philosophy, rationale for electronic books
- Current popular formats including Epub, Kindle (Mobi), iBooks, Kobo, Android, iPad (and other iOS devices), BlackBerry and Sony.
- The current market for e-books, covering changes in the UK and worldwide market demographic
- Projections for future growth and impact on traditional publishing methodologies
- Overview of key sales channels (Amazon, Kobo Market, iTunes, Android Market)
- Budgeting for e-book design and production
- Costing and setting up the distribution channels for e-books
- Authoring software
- Key Mac platforms: iWork (Apple Pages), iBooks Author, Open Office, Adobe InDesign, as well as conversion from EPUB to MOBI (for Kindle)
By the end of the course you will
- Recognise the range of tools from consumer, pro-consumer to professional level which are appropriate for the development of e-books and e-magazines and the contexts in which the tools are most appropriate
- Be able to initiate the development of interactive publishing for the e-book/e-magazine market (Kobo, Kindle, iPad, Android/Blackberry tablet) and produce a basic version of each
- Understand the relationship between traditional publishing and e-book/e-magazine development
- Be familiar with the core marketing and sales aspects of e-book production and distribution
- Be able to budget for e-book and e-magazine production
David Taylor is a cross-disciplinary Graphic Designer and Creative Director. In 1994 he founded multiple-award winning web design agency, Imaginet. David has also been a Visiting Lecturer at University of Wales Newport since 1991 where he teaches cross-disciplinary design theory, the blending of traditional and new media design channels, and professional practice.
Peter Buckley is Global Digital Director at Dorling Kindersley, bringing new platforms, ideas and opportunities into all publishing categories. He previously worked at Penguin Books Travel Division, exploring digital products across Rough Guides and Travel DK, and spent two years as Commissioning Editor for Rough Guides.
To Book a Place
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*this contribution is non-refundable and non-transferable
**Please note that each course will only run when the minimum of 5 participant sign ups has been reached. Notification will be sent as soon as this is achieved and a link to Eventbrite will then be open where the £50 contribution towards training can be made. In the event of the minimum figure of participants not being reached the course will be cancelled and notification will be sent out**