Book Publishing 2.010 :: IPSA :: June 2010

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This slide deck is for a presentation prepared for the Internet Professional Society of Alabama (IPSA) group. My talk moved quickly as we covered reading formats, ebook creation formats and the current shifts taking place in the world of book publishing, all from the viewpoint of the technologists that attended the meeting.

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Book Publishing 2.010 :: IPSA :: June 2010

  1. 1. Publishing 2.010
  2. 2. A 16th century product, with a 19th century business model using 21st century technology.
  3. 3. XML
  4. 4. If you’re going to read:
  5. 5. Free eBooks • h p://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/free_ebooks/ • h p://www.teleread.com/free-ebooks/ • h p://ireaderreview.com/category/free-books/
  6. 6. What to watch for…
  7. 7. All time favorite… h p://pragprog.com/
  8. 8. If you’re going to write a book…
  9. 9. h p://calibre-ebook.com
  10. 10. h p://www.createspace.com
  11. 11. smashwords.com booksonboard.com
  12. 12. If you’re going to keep up…
  13. 13. • @draccah @cyrch @liza @glecharles • #dbw #ePrdctn #followreader
  14. 14. If you’re going to get rich…
  15. 15. In your spare time: • Author/editor collaboration • XML tagged layout export to MS Word and back • Accountants: tackle the chunking math
  16. 16. ank you for your time. • Travis Bryant :: Director, Digital Products • travis@keencommunication.com • twi er.com/tsutrav • headsubhead.com

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