Digital books or eBooks have been around for quite some time now. Most of the books and textbooks that come out today are released in both formats. Some users prefer feel and overall experience of a paper book. And some prefer the convenience of a digital edition. But in some instances, the choice is […]
4 Reasons to Love eBooks
There’s a lot to love about eBooks. Whether you read exclusively on screens or just pick up digital editions from time to time. Here are 4 of our favorite unique benefits to the digital side of reading: They Don’t Take Up Space It’s a lot easier to find space in one’s pockets or bag for […]
The Benefits of Content Validation
Content Validation is an important part of any workflow. Validation ensures that content-breaking errors don’t make it through to delivery and helps catch things that human eyes might miss. And, when executed skillfully, it can also help improve returns and even grow your business. Here are three ways this can happen. Increased Output Accuracy A […]
Content Validation: Errors vs Warnings
Making an eBook is easy. Making a good eBook… that’s a bit more of a challenge. At a minimum, validation can prevent broken or erroneous content from being sent through production. But can validation also help us make good content? It absolutely can. That is, if the person creating the validation rules understands what […]
Why Is Error Reporting Important?
Validation is an important part of any publisher’s workflow. It prevents broken or flawed content from moving forward undetected. And it helps reduce the amount of manual intervention and QA required by the workflow process. But identifying errors and halting erroneous content is only half of the story. After all, once the error is […]
Accessible eBooks Are For Everyone.
Content Made with Everyone in Mind For a long time, readers who were blind would need to seek either braille editions or raised print editions. These editions, if they existed at all, were printed in very limited quantities and could be very expensive. Audio books are another option, but again, not every book will be […]
What is an XML First Workflow?
What is XML? XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a widely used language for attaching metadata to content. Using XML allows you to attach information about structure, styling, and more directly to the content it pertains to. Best of all, the information you attach can carry over to whatever format—or formats—your content ends up in. […]
What do developers need to know about Tab Focus?
What Is Tab Focus? Users who access webpages or other content using keyboard navigation use the tab key to move between interactive elements. These elements should be toggled through in the order in which they appear on the document or web page. When an interactive element is selected, or “focused”, there should be a visual […]
How to Write a Copyright Page
For most writers, the Copyright page is among the least exciting pages to write. The cryptic, legal-sounding writing can be daunting and leave you wondering where to start. Fortunately, copyright pages are really more of a tradition than a necessity and getting it wrong (or even leaving it out) usually isn’t the end of the world. […]
Choosing a Cover For Your Self-Published Book
It’s never been easier to publish a book on your own. And a lot of people are doing just that. Unfortunately, with so many people publishing books, it can be hard to get your book noticed. This means your book’s cover is as important as ever. A book’s cover can tell us a lot about […]