Feature: Inside the E-Book Production Process
Wilson says dividing conversion into batches of 10 to 15 books, four times a year, has made internal workloads more manageable. Hackett quickly learned not to "overdesign" e‑books, aiming to develop simple files that could easily be rendered on all devices and platforms. Written into their vendor contract is a clause that files be tested on several different e‑reader devices.
"Always proofread. Everything," Wilson stresses. "... We've always realized the need for proofreading conversions, and that has been a part of our process since day one. We're still working on improving relaying special instructions to the vendor." BB