Joshua is the Chief eBook Architect at Firebrand Technologies, and serves the publishing community in many different ways:
A veteran of the eBook world, Joshua has been a professional eBook developer 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 and built it into the most respected eBook design company in the industry. While eBook Architects no longer creates eBooks, Joshua continues to serve the publishing community through consulting, teaching, and other activities.
Joshua is a seasoned consultant, with a broad range of experience helping publishers engage the ever-changing eBook market. He consults with publishers on a wide variety of topics, including workflow development, template and CSS creation, EPUB quality assurance, contributor portal creation, asset management, and more.
Joshua is an active speaker and teacher on topics related to eBook creation, content development, and more. He regularly conducts interactive and in-depth workshops at publishing conferences. Here is a selection of the conferences Joshua has attended and taught at over the last few years:
In addition to teaching at industry conferences, Firebrand and the Book Industry Study Group have joined forces on the eBook Ninjas training courses. This unique set of in-person workshops gives publishers, authors, and eBook developers in-depth information on modern eBook production and quality assurance techniques.
Joshua serves on multiple industry boards, committees, and working groups, and is actively involved in discussions about the future of EPUB and eBook development.
Please contact Joshua if you have technical questions or consulting requests, or if you would like to brainstorm about how you can best engage the eBook world.
Senior Software Architect
Derek enjoys reading, robots, reading about robots, and robots that read. He joined eBook Architects in 2013 after nearly a decade in the Bible software industry. When not fine-tuning the code that helps make eBook Architects books sizzle, you’ll find him hanging out with his wife and kids. Probably reading to them about robots.