Sharing my #eprdctn workflow
Bernie Goldbach in DIT | Image from my Slideshare deck
I SHARED THE WAY I produce electronic publications with a rapt audience in the e-learning summer school run by the Dublin Institute of Technology. My slide deck is below the fold.
I teach an e-publishing module in the Limerick Institute of Technology and wanted to ensure it was 80 percent practical and 20 percent theory. I believe my presentation delivers that perspective. Knowing that several students have landed paid positions by leading with "e-publishing" on their CVs makes it all the more worthwhile.
For the time-pressured readers, I've reduced the short takeaway to a few points below and chatted about my thoughts in an Audioboo.
1. Have a production plan with shared assets. Mine involves setting up a Media Tray locally and putting media text (words, images, logos, audio clips, video clips) into a shared Dropbox folder.
2. Test your backup plan at least once a month. I trust Crashplan and am glad I do.
3. Learn to compile your stuff through Scrivener.
4. Have an easy-reading epub option that can be produced on an iPad. I use eBook Magic for this task on our first generation iPads.
5. Plan to distribute to your readers in PDF (for feature phones), ebpub (for iOS), and mobi (for Kindle).
Bernie Goldbach curates links on e-publishing.