DBW’s InDesign to Ebook Resources

Today is the start of Digital Book World 2013. This is the first of the annual digital publishing conference each year. The first day of the conference is devoted to pre-conference workshops, and one workshop that should be of special interest to anyone working on the creation of EPUBs is Ebook Production: Covering All the Bases with Joshua Tallent (@jtallent), Colleen Cunningham (@BookDesignGirl), India Amos (@Indiamos), Iris Febres (@ePubPupil), and Naomi Kennedy (@naomikennedy). If you are going to the conference you do not want to miss this one.

To support this workshop, Colleen Cunningham has updated her “Resources: Going from InDesign to Ebook” on the DBW Website. If you use InDesign as part of your EPUB workflow, this may be the most complete list of resources you will find in one place. The list is broken up into the Basics, Resources (Around the Web, Books, Community, Conferences, Ebook Retailer Specs, Podcasts, Special Topic: Regular Expressions), Tools (Creating EPUB, Creating Additional Formats, Unzipping and Zipping, Editing, Validation, Conversion: Kindle Format), and Quality Assurance. It is worth the time to review these resources whether you are just beginning to work with eBooks or are a veteran of digital publishing.

If you are not going to be in New York for Digital Book World 2013, you can still follow the event of the conference proper starting tomorrow. Digital Book Word will be Live Streaming the conference on February 16 and 17. The cost to stream the conference is $295.

If you are at the conference, rumor has it there may be an #ePrdctn meet-up around 6:00 p.m. on January 15 (today). Follow #ePrdctn on Twitter for details.

Are you going to Digital Book World 2013? To which workshops or presentations are you most looking forward?

UPDATE: Here is more information on the #ePrdctn meet-up at Digital Book World tonight:

UPDATE #2: I just heard from David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion, the organizers of PEPcon, the annual conference on for Adobe InDesign and Creative Suite users. If you are attending Digital Book World (or perhaps reading this blog from home), you can receive $50 off the registration price of PEPcon 2013 in Austin, Texas, on April 28–May 1, by entering the discount code DBW when registering.

UPDATE #3: Colleen Cunningham has added a nice supporting post to the resources page that is worth reading, “Bridging the Divide between Print and Digital: Ebook Production Resources.”

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