Event Information

Best Practices for Producing Print and Digital Content

November 12, 2014 - 11:29 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall) 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Member price: $20
Non-member price: $25

Event Description

As e-books continue to grow more and more popular, a print-focused production process just doesn’t work anymore. How can publishers alter and streamline their workflow for simultaneous print and digital production, instead of creating e-books as an afterthought? What steps can be implemented early on that will aid in digital production and save time later? Is there a better way to prep a print file if you know it will be a fixed layout e-book vs. a reflowable e-book? Can things be implemented as early as Word? Is there software other than Word and Adobe products people could be using to streamline the print to digital workflow?

Who better to ask than an e-book designer with a background in print books? As we enter the holiday season, join us for a lively discussion about best practices for producing print and digital products that align with cutting-edge standards.

Laura Brady is an old-school typesetter who re-purposed as an ebook developer a few years ago. A long history in print and design coupled with her new coding knowledge means that she is the right combination of right brain/left brain to survive the digital publishing revolution. You can connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via her Brady Type website.

Where & When
Open Book (Target Performance Hall)
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Wednesday, November 12; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Parking Information
There is a small side lot next to the Open Book building (just past the building on the right as you are heading east on Washington; for those heading west, turn on 10th or 11th and go down the alley to access the lot). If the Open Book lot is full, other options are:
  • Meters along 10th and 11th take quarters; most cost $1.00/hour.
  • Guthrie ramp is a block away. Enter on 9th Avenue (between Washington and 2nd Street South).
  • Municipal parking ramp across from the Mill City Museum (this is a longer walk because it is a block farther away and the entrance is on 2nd Street South).

Registration Information
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at approximately 12:00 p.m. Fees, which include lunch, are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations required. If space allows walk-ins, those without reservations will be charged $30 at the door. If you reserve a place, a lunch will be ordered for you and you'll be expected to pay for it whether or not you attend.


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