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Rethinking digital book publishing workflows, and a demo of PressBooks, an open source book publishing tool built on WordPress.

Rethinking digital book publishing workflows, and a demo of PressBooks, an open source book publishing tool built on WordPress.

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  • 1. Open, Webby Book PublishingHugh McGuire - PressBooks (etc.): @hughmcguireKirk Biglione - Oxford Media Works: @kirkbiglioneJohn Maxwell - Simon Fraser University: @jmaxsfu
  • 2. 1. What is a Book? (Hugh) 2. Overview of what’s happening now (Kirk) 3. Proposal & examples of some other ways (Kirk) 4. More examples from SFU, with whys5. Presentation of PressBooks - a tool to make some of this easy
  • 3. Question:What is a book?
  • 4. WORDS
  • 5. STRUCTURE WORDS
  • 6. IMAGES & MEDIA STRUCTURE WORDS
  • 7. IMAGES & MEDIA STRUCTURE WORDS META DATA
  • 8. IMAGES & MEDIA STRUCTURE WORDS META DATA PRINT BOOK
  • 9. IMAGES & MEDIA STRUCTURE WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK
  • 10. IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURE WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK
  • 11. IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURE WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 12. WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURE WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 13. WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 14. CONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 15. TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 16. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 17. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK SELLING META DATA PRINT BOOK AUDIO
  • 18. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK SELLING META DATA PRINT BOOK REVIEWS AUDIO
  • 19. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK SELLING META DATA PRINT BOOK REVIEWS FLAMEWARS AUDIO
  • 20. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK SELLING META DATA PRINT LENDING BOOK REVIEWS FLAMEWARS AUDIO
  • 21. PRINTBOOK
  • 22. BUYING TEACHINGCONVERSATION WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? IMAGES & MEDIA WEB PAGE STRUCTURECRITICISM WORDS EPUB/ EBOOK SELLING META DATA PRINT LENDING BOOK REVIEWS FLAMEWARS AUDIO
  • 23. Proposal: If that’s what books *are*, then weneed to change how we make them.
  • 24. (and maybe it needn’t be so hard to start changing).
  • 25. Meet the #dpplatypus@kirkbiglione
  • 26. EPUB
  • 27. InDesignFile->Save As->HTML5 (another egg)
  • 28. A web-native CMS
  • 29. Geek Slide summarized
  • 30. Link Bundlehttp://bit.ly/ee9vgOPhoto Creditsepub egghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabicube/275001052/format eggshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/450371204 /email: kirkb@oxfordmediaworks.comtwitter: @kirkbiglione
  • 31. 3 reasons why we takethe Web seriously forbook publishing
  • 32. Pragmatists argument:Web is simply a superiorplatform for developinge-publications
  • 33. Liberty argument: Open, transparentstandards are increasingly valuable in an age of would-be monopolists.
  • 34. Futurists argument:The web is THE publishingplatform of our time...
  • 35. In 2050, the platform wellbe using wont be areplacement of the Web,but the evolution of it.
  • 36. With that in mind,How to re-imaginebook publishing as ifthe web mattered?
  • 37. 1. Ickmull:Printing the Web inInDesignHTML to IDML via XSLThttp://code.google.com/p/ickmull
  • 38. 2. The Book of MPub (2010)An end-to-end book developmentproject, entirely in WordPress, openpeer reviewed, with simultaneousprint, epub, web incarnations.http://tkbr.ccsp.sfu.ca/bookofmpub
  • 39. 3. Editorial workflowsupport in WordPressOngoing graduate studentR&D, going for low-hangingfruit
  • 40. PressBooks:An open source,webby,book publishing toolbuilt on WordPress.
  • 41. * Adapts WordPress admin forbook production workflows
  • 42. * Generates clean, well-formatted books in multipleoutputs* Makes it easy for an editorialteam to work together (I think)
  • 43. Export formats:* Web (HTML)* ePub* Print-on-Demand ready PDF(note: this was done Sunday afternoon)* InDesign ready XML
  • 44. And now ...
  • 45. ... for the foolhardy ...
  • 46. ...a live demo!
  • 47. (What could possibly gowrong?)
  • 48. backup screenshots
  • 49. pressbooks.com ...still in private alpha(but open special fortoday only!)
  • 50. Hugh McGuire:hughmcguire@gmail.comKirk Biglione:kbiglione@gmail.comJohn Maxwell:jmax.sfu@gmail.com