Upcoming Digital Book World Webcasts

Get essential tips and advice from the brightest minds in the digital publishing industry delivered to your desktop in a live presentation. These online, interactive webinars are presented by industry experts and noted consultants. Webcasts last about an hour and include a Q&A session toward the end where listeners can get answers to specific questions from the webcast presenters. Attend these online learning sessions live, or access them at a later date OnDemand and in our archives.


Creating Fixed-Layout EPUB with Adobe InDesign—Tools and Best Practices

UPDATE: Please note that this webcast has been postponed from its original date of August 5 to August 26.

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: $45.00

The new fixed-layout export feature for Adobe InDesign aims to improve the way ebook developers work on fixed-layout content. Tapping into its fullest potential means first getting acquainted with its capabilities and limitations.

Join ebook expert Laura Brady for an intensive look at the new export and what it means for the next generation of fixed-layout design, at a time when the future for that content remains uncertain. Geared to developers and non-developers alike, the webcast will offer a comprehensive tour of its features and functionality and propose solutions to its most common pitfalls. Brady will also give a peek under the hood for those seeking greater familiarity with the latest code for fixed-layout EPUB.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How the Adobe Creative Cloud FXL export works
  • Ways to use the export to its best advantage, and where designers might run into problems
  • Best practices for InDesign file setup
  • A practical look at the underlying code

Who Should Attend:

  • Digital content developers
  • Ebook designers and architects
  • Graphic and print designers exploring digital products
  • Digital production professionals
  • Software developers

Speaker: Laura Brady, Ebook Developer and Principal, Brady Type

Moderator: Rich Bellis, Content Producer, Digital Book World

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Royalties and Rights in the New Author-Publisher Dynamic: Solutions to the Latest Challenges

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

Royalties have long played a central part in authors’ decision-making during the rise of self-publishing. Now, with the Amazon-Hachette dispute showing how traditional revenue streams can be affected by changes in the digital distribution landscape, publishers and authors are alike reconsidering their business interests and their means of securing them.

Join Rodney Elder, VP of Operations at Virtusales; Edwin Fager, President of Kensai International; and Jacob Stevens, CEO of Versobooks, for an in-depth look at how author-publisher partnerships are being transformed by the latest developments in digital publishing, with a focus on royalty payments and rights sales. Showing how royalty rates aren’t the only tool with which publishers attract and retain authors, the panelists will explore new approaches to royalty payments, management and transparency as well as the cutting-edge systems behind them. They’ll also propose new methods for maximizing authors’ income with forward-looking tools and practices for rights sales and permissions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Rights and licensing managers
  • Digital operations and systems professionals and service providers

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How publishers can expand, deliver and market their offering to authors
  • New tools and systems for optimizing royalties and rights sales in the digital age
  • Strategies and best practices for improving royalty management
  • Considerations for authors weighing publishers’ offers for long- and short-term business benefits

Rodney Elder, VP, Operations, Virtusales Publishing Softwarre
Edwin Fager, President, Kensai International
Jacob Stevens, CEO, Versobooks

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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Leading the Digital Revolution: Skills and Tools for Innovation

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

With the onslaught of new models for digital content creation, enhancement and delivery, publishers and content creators of all types have to adjust not only their processes and business models, they must also retool their human capital to prosper in the new digital age.

Join John Wheeler, SVP, Content Technology, at Lumina Datamatics for a close look at ways for publishers to adapt to the changing digital landscape. He’ll discuss what new forms of digital content requires of publishing professionals, digital operations teams, managers and others. He will offer concrete strategies for publishing organizations to evolve in order to lead the charge on digital innovation rather than be overcome by it.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to act as a change agent in organizations struggling with the digital transition
  • Tools for confronting the challenges of creating, producing and delivering digital content
  • Methods for implementing staffing changes that affect success in the digital content world
  • Tips to leverage mature skills across your organization in pursuit of digital excellence
  • When and how to make organizational changes to maximize success with digital products
  • What to hold on to and what to let go as the complexity of content creation continues to increase

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers and digital content creators
  • Digital operations managers involved in the creation, enhancement or distribution of digital content
  • Editorial and marketing staff developing and promoting digital content
  • Ebook designers and digital production professionals producing and delivering digital content

Speaker: John Wheeler, SVP, Content Technology, Lumina Datamatics

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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