Thursday, July 12, 2012

What do you want to know about e-publishing?

A very short post today because I wanted to let What would you nominate as the most asinine slogan? run, while also doing an update.

My old friend Noric has been after me for some time to upgrade my knowledge on the latest developments in e-publishing. Finally, and as I said in If you want loyalty, hire a dog, I enrolled in a short course at UTS - to e or not to e - here in Sydney. By the way, I do intend to finish my musings on new ways of working. However, it will be Saturday or Sunday before I do so.

Last night was the first night of the course. I really enjoyed myself. My fellow students were a varied group, each with something to offer. Our tutor, David Henley, is an expert in his field. So for someone like me, all this was heaven.

All this led me to a somewhat random thought. To help me and to encourage group discussion, what do you want to know about e-publishing? I promise to ask and then follow up with a post. Maybe we can get another discussion thread running!


Winton, Evan, email from David Henley to confirm that he will be covering these things. Winton, on the surface that link you referred to - How to self-publish an ebook - is a very useful summary.

Debbie Kearns pointed me to this Facebook page - Australian eBook Publisher. My thanks, Debbie.

Postscript 2

In comments, Noric Dilanchian gave me these useful links -  Twitter: @lizcastro, Web:


Evan said...

For me it is about what program to use that can be imported to the program you do the formatting in.

Which ones you can use to import graphics and what form they need to be in.

All that sort of techy stuff.

Winton Bates said...

I'm interested in the same kinds of questions as Evan.
Is there an online discussion of the whole process of ebook self-publishing that you would recommend?
Is this site a reliable source of information?

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi both. I will follow up and come back to you.

Noric Dilanchian said...

Michael Ney and other colleagues and I continue to closely examine the numerous technical considerations for ebooks, epublishing and elearning.

My personal focus remains on business strategy and style considerations for those fields.

On things technical one person worth following is Liz Castro. She has published a number of practical books and can be followed here:

Twitter: @lizcastro

Jim Belshaw said...

Thanks, Noric. That's an interesting link.