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.


Metadata for Library Book Discovery: How to Help Librarians Find and Promote Your Content

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

Authors and publishers know that high-quality metadata can be a game-changer when it comes to the discoverability of their titles. That’s no less true for library content. Every librarian wants to help patrons find the right titles in their library’s collection, and there is now expanding array of ways publishers can help that happen.

Join Nicole Arbuckle, VP, Metadata Services, and Karen Anderson, Authorities Librarian, both of Backstage Library Works for a webcast exploring the latest best practices for library metadata creation and management. Nicole and Karen will explain the standard metadata format used in libraries, what specific metadata is most helpful and how publishers can benefit from cultivating a better understanding libraries’ metadata needs.

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Authors
  • Distributors and aggregators working directly with libraries
  • Digital content developers working with metadata

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The current metadata standards for libraries and best practices for implementing them
  • What the terms MARC21, AACR2 and RDA mean for authors and publishers preparing their content for libraries
  • How to leverage controlled vocabularies and authorized headings in order to improve titles’ discoverability
  • A close look at how libraries share metadata and what authors and publishers can do to take best advantage
  • Tools and strategies to enrich metadata for libraries to improve discoverability

Nicole Arbuckle, VP, Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
Karen Anderson, Authorities Librarian, Backstage Library Works

Moderator: Rich Bellis, Senior Editor, Digital Book World

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Building Ebooks for Web Browsers—Tools for Developers, Strategies for Publishers

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

The ongoing Amazon-Hachette dispute is proving further that publishers’ ability to control how and where readers access their content is critical to their business. And as tablet sales begin to dwarf those of e-readers, there’s one thing all tablets have in common: a web browser.

Join Derrick Schultz, Digital Design and Production Manager at Atavist Books and Editor-in-Chief of ePUBSecrets.com, for an intensive look at the current methods for publishing a book on the web and an exploration of the strategic pros and cons of doing so. This webcast will address best practices for ebook designers pursuing web-based production, offer tools for enriching and optimizing browser-native content and suggest tactics for leveraging the web to attract book buying audiences.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Skills and best practices for designing book content for the web
  • Tools for ebook designers familiar with EPUB3 to adapt their knowledge for browser-based production
  • Insights for software developers on creating web products geared to ebook publishers and readers
  • How to target and grow an audience of ebook readers on the web

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Production and distribution managers
  • Ebook designers and digital production professionals
  • Software developers

Speaker: Derrick Schultz, Digital Design and Production Manager, Atavist Books

Moderator: Rich Bellis, Senior Editor, Digital Book World

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