New York, NY: April 8, 2014) BISG and eBook Architects, a service of Firebrand Technologies, are pleased to announce a major new training and certification program in ebook development. It is intended to provide a high level of professional development for ebook developers, managers, publishing executives, print book designers, and production professionals involved in ebook creation, and anyone else who is interested in the creation of ebooks.
Firebrand Technologies, a leading publishing industry technology services company, announced today that they have acquired eBook Architects, the premier eBook design company handling complex content and enhanced eBooks, founded by Joshua Tallent. The acquisition fits into Firebrand’s mission to establish itself at the nexus where “publishers, content and readers meet” through a true end-to-end service. Firebrand will retain the eBook Architects brand, and the company’s staff will continue operating from existing offices in Austin, TX.
As a social media manager, my content consumption habits tend to get wildly out of control if I’m not careful. And a lot of readers face this same issue.
When we first started looking into TeleRead’s reading habits, we learned that a great majority of you continue to rely on word-of-mouth to find new e-books. In the digital age, weeding through the crowded muck can be overwhelming, to say the least.
So to help ourselves—and yes, you too—we’ve curated a quick list (in no particular order) of our favorite heavy hitters on Twitter
Over at Tech Whirl, Keith Soltys has a long interview with Joshua Tallent (pictured). Joshua is a super guy and was one of the first people to get into the ebook formatting business. Now he is the recognized guru in this arena. Here’s the beginning: During WritersUA, TechWhirl’s Keith Soltys sat down with Joshua Tallent, [...]
An energized Publishing Business Conference and Expo, Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines’ annual event at the Times Square Marriott Marquis, March 19-21, was grounded in optimism and realism, and primed for a promising future in the digital age for book manufacturing and print-based book production.
Addressing the overflow audience at the Marriott's Astor Ballroom, our very own Joan of Arc at the ramparts, Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski—fully armed with the arguments of comon sense and history to support her—sounded a much-needed balancing and defiant keynote to prevailing “stiff upper lip” scenarios about the decline of the publishing industry. She reminded us, paraphrasing from both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Encyclopedia Britannica blog’s notice that it had discontinued its venerable print edition, that publishing is not dead, change is okay, and that the future is alive with new opportunities in our pursuit of continued success and excellence in the publishing business.