Save Time and Money by Designing with E-books in Mind

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February 2012
by Jonathan Scott

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I have a message for anyone involved in print book production, design, and layout: If you don’t already design your books for the dual life most of them will have, start doing that now.

I expect there will always be print-on-paper books, but I also expect that every new book will soon be published in both print and digital formats. And I know that—regardless of the claims of automatic conversion software vendors—there are no quick and painless ways to make a quality e-book with our traditional print design and word processing tools. Whether you have staff do the work, do it yourself, or hire a conversion service, the process takes time. And in business, time equals money

Fortunately there are some things designers of traditional books can do to make creating digital formats easier, faster, and cheaper. Using Word Styles tops the list….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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