Joshua speaks at and attends eBook and publishing events every year. You are welcome to chat with him anytime at these events, or you can set up a time to consult with him about your eBook needs in person. Please see our Consultations page for more details about consulting fees, and drop Joshua a line to set up an appointment.
April 17-19, 2013
San Antonio, Texas
Pleary Session on Indexing in the Age of eBooks
Subject indexes are largely misunderstood in the digital world, and professional indexers are often told that their craft is no longer needed. In this session, Joshua will delve into the need for professional indexes in the digital world, how those indexes can be used to make eBooks better, and how indexers can be seen again as an important part of the digital development team.
April 28-May 1, 2013
InDesign to Kindle: Deep Dive
PepCon is a conference for InDesign users that digs into the details of how to create great books and eBooks. Joshua and Aaron will be teaching a three-hour session on developing Kindle eBooks from InDesign and ePub. If you plan on publishing to the Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire, you need this course. Period. We will cover: Kindle Plug-in vs. EPUB, what translates and what doesn't, and crucial cleanup techniques.
Register -- use the code "NINJAS" to get $25 off!
May 29-30, 2013
New York (at Book Expo America)
Joshua and Nick will both be at the IDPF Digital Book conference, as well as at BEA. Please drop by the Firebrand Booth, or contact us to set up a meeting time.
Did you miss a chance to see Joshua speak? Too expensive to go to a conference? Check out these online workshops and sessions to learn more about eBooks from the chief eBook Ninja.
This series of WEBcasts is perfect for design and production professionals working in publishing. If you are responsible for ebook creation, quality assurance, or clean up from outsourced conversions, this series was created for you.
eBooks In House includes three on-demand WEBcasts that will strengthen your skills, improve your publisher's practices, and delight your readers. The WEBcasts Series includes:
eBooks In House: ePub Basics for Publishers
Learn how to improve your InDesign to ePub export, get better metadata, and make your basic ePub titles look great across multiple devices and reader apps.
eBooks In House: ePub QA, Complex Styling, and Enhancements
Make your Quality Assurance (QA) top notch with an overview of the important retailer specific requirements and enrich your title with enhancements like audio, video, drop caps, maps, and tables.
eBooks In House: Producing Clean Kindle Files from ePub
Elevate your eBooks on the industry's dominant device format, Amazon's Kindle, by planning for format limitations, fixing common errors, and creating a useable workflow that starts with ePub.
Watch a teaser of the second WEBcast: