eBook Architects works with authors and publishers of all sizes, designing high-quality eBooks for the Kindle, iPad, Nook, and other devices. In addition to developing trade fiction and non-fiction into eBook formats, eBook Architects has built a solid reputation as the premier eBook design company, specializing in complex eBook content, children’s picture books, and eBook enhancements. Our team develops the best in complex eBooks, including cookbooks, poetry, Bibles, textbooks, scientific and technical manuals, journals, chess manuals, and more.
eBook Architects has many clients and partners, including publishers of all sizes, agents, print book designers, distributors, and independent authors.
eBook Architects was acquired by Firebrand Technologies in February 2013. Founded in 1987, Firebrand Technologies (www.firebrandtech.com) is dedicated to providing leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Firebrand provides steadfast leadership and seamless information flow throughout the publishing process. Title Management Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post-production, marketing and sales; our Eloquence Metadata Services are the fastest, most accurate and cost-effective way to implement ONIX. With Content Services, publishers manage, store, convert, and distribute final ebook content for discovery and sales. NetGalley delivers digital galleys to professional readers, and our Ecommerce Solutions help deliver direct-to-consumer ebook sales and a vibrant web presence.
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A veteran of the eBook world, Joshua has been developing eBook files since 2002. He is an acknowledged expert on the Kindle and ePub formats, and is the author of Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide. Joshua founded eBook Architects in 2008 with the goal of creating the best eBook files available on the market. He is an active speaker and teacher on topics related to eBooks and eBook design, conducting numerous online and in-person seminars for groups like Digital Book World, BISG, and the Association of Canadian Publishers, as well as speaking at conferences like Tools of Change, Digital Book World, and Book Expo America.
Please contact Joshua if you have business proposals, technical questions, consulting requests, or if you would like to brainstorm about how you can best engage the eBook world.
As the former Consigliere for the River of Blood Corporation, and a retired bounty-hunter for 28, the dangerous business of project management at eBook Architects suits Nick perfectly. He uses only Dell keyboards, Logitech pointing devices, Shure buds and Sennheiser cans while he works. When he's not giving potential clients an offer they can't refuse, you might find him running sound at a wedding, watching "Dancing with the Stars" with his daughter, or avoiding State Troopers on HWY-290. He lives in Houston with his bride, daughter, son, dog, 3 cats, and a steady supply of energy drinks.
Developer of Development Tools for Developers / The IT Scapegoat / Open Source Advocate / eBook Architect
Toby enjoys long walks to the bar, cracking jokes in movie theaters, shooting his loved ones with nerf guns and penguins (wait...penguins?). Oh yeah, he also likes software development. In March of 2010 Toby took on the ultimate challenge of his professional career and made the “s” in “eBook Architects” official, becoming the company’s first employee. Having worked with Joshua in the past creating quality eBooks, there was no way Toby could turn down this amazing opportunity. Since then, Toby has enjoyed a growing industry, a growing company, and constantly beating his co-workers at Golden Eye.
Senior eBook Architect
After his stint in ’Nam, Chris lived with a small tribe of Malaysian pygmies until 1981. His whereabouts for the next ten years are largely unknown, but he surfaced again in Austin, TX in 1990 working at a then-local bookstore chain. Later, after some time in IT and an ill-advised career attempt in chemistry, his wife showed him an email in which someone was looking for a person with experience in HTML, CSS, regular expressions, scripting, and proper use of the Oxford comma. He said, "Sure, whatever," and is now Senior eBook Architect and a member of the eBook Ninjas Podcast. Chris enjoys chamber music and ten-pin bowling.
Bridget is the third employee of eBook Architects. Before she got started in eBook development, she worked in libraries and earned a Master of Science in Information Studies from University of Texas. She works on titles for Open Road Integrated Media and Titan Books, but Bridget's primary goal in life is to create an ePub file for every book in the world. She also enjoys the parks in Austin, and fishing with her husband.
Kyle is just some guy who loves loud, fast music and being vegetarian. At some point during high school, he decided the small town Louisiana life was not the one he wanted to live. So, pursuing an interest in the printed word, Kyle started down the long, treacherous path of learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry. But something very unexpected happened along this path — Kyle found himself one day editing his first ePub and from there found his life turned upside down as he entered the growing world of eBook creation.
Of the two greatest events of 1984, the release of Ghostbusters and the birth of Matt, only one has garnered critical acclaim and inspired generations to come. The other starred Bill Murray. Despite being burdened with what many could often say are too many “God-given gifts,” most don’t say it often enough. In fact, Matt’s modesty is only eclipsed by his vanity and success. Many epics were written about his life in his hometown of Houston, but they were all destroyed by the humidity. Website bios have scrambled to pick up the loss. In the year 2011 a divine wind deposited Matt in Austin. Here he set up the darkest Graphic Design and eBook Development work space possible inside the heart of a volcano at eBook Architects.
A code-slinging, Harley-Davidson riding eBook developer, AJ Dodd loves creating well-designed, semantically secure eBooks, and is excited to see the eBook world continue to grow and expand. In his spare time he likes to study, work out, spend time with his family, and many other activities. He looks forward to converting your plain old paperback into an exciting, new, colorful, awesome, accessible, fun eBook!
Philip started his adventure as an eBook developer in 2012 by route of a combined interest in books, design, and development. When he isn't creating eBooks as quickly and efficiently as he can, his time is spent creating works of art in the form of paintings and electronic music, cruising around town on his bike, and catching up on literature he missed out on. Much like the world of art, constant advances in technology give eBook development an exciting new challenge every day, making it a fitting place for a maker.
Israel J. Carberry
Israel began his career at eBook Architects by lurking behind the curtains for some undisclosed amount of time, developing some of the back-end systems and internal software, using mainly spoons. In the middle of one of his bigger projects and also one of those really great sneezes that make you feel tingly all over, Israel decided to stop faking it and become a real live employee. He also changed hats. When not muttering darkly to the code on his screen, Israel enjoys spending time with his two boys (who are cooler than he is), baking bread, making tie-dye shirts, pretending to work on his novel, and occasionally drawing little happy check marks on his wife's to-do list.
Assistant Project Manager
Trevor is an Eagle Scout, a Master of Theology, a student of Dogen Zenji, and an organ donor. He spent more than six years in Zen temples, and then left the mountains to pursue the Way in the world of red dust. He enjoys reading, 90s post-hardcore, choral music, yard sales, walks in the woods, birds, other people's dogs, and spending time with his ladyfriend. At eBook Architects, he helps make sure files are where they need to be when they need to be there, and that they look how they ought to look. He is a straw upon the surface of the deep, and is tossed in all directions by the elephants — he begs your pardon; he should have said the elements.