Wednesday, August 19, 2009


There's just TWO WEEKS left to register for a workshop that lifts the hood on eBooks and shows you how they're made and what you need to do to get started.

The workshop runs in Auckland from 9:00-12:30pm on 3 September and costs just $90 incl GST for members of the Publishers' Association (BPANZ), NZ Society of Authors and CLL-mandated publishers. Normal rate is $180.

In "How to Make an eBook: XML and other mysteries revealed", you’ll learn:

What’s under the hood of an ebook
The jargon you need to know
Options for creating ebooks – DIY or outsource
Some of the tools to do-it-yourself, their advantages and limitations
Formats for ebooks, their advantages and disadvantages
Managing combined digital and print workflows
Design and cover design tips for ebooks

The session will also include an interactive Q&A in which you’ll be able to discuss your own issues and challenges and learn directly from others.
The workshop is led by Gerard Reid, CEO of Pindar New Zealand and probably our most experienced practitioner of digital publishing and production.

As a bonus, following the session at 1:30pm - 3:00pm, there will be an open forum to discuss progress on the 1000 Great New Zealand eBooks project.
Attendance at this session is free and no registration is required.

The Workshop will be held at the Jubilee Hall, Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Auckland on Thursday, 3 September 2009.

Full details and a registration form are on our website at

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