Revealing EPUB secrets — together
If you’re reading this blog, you already know that EPUB has its secrets and mysteries. Implementation of EPUB3 (and 2) and KF8 might be ornery and hard to wrangle, but there are lots of developers and designers who are eager to share their expertise. Many will jump at the chance to test a new solution.
Coming from print production and design, I deeply appreciate those who wake up in the morning thinking in XHTML and CSS. And, I love sharing my knowledge of what makes book-sense with those who haven’t put in the years I have creating print book layouts, then adapting them for digital use.
That’s the relationship I plan to explore as editor-in-chief of epubsecrets.com. I want to take an already powerful resource and make it an essential way station where developers, designers, and everyone else on the EPUB-making spectrum can find and share information.
Send in your questions and dilemmas; we’ll try to explore them in a future post. Don’t hesitate to comment on posts. If you’ve got a different approach to a problem, we want to hear it.
And send in article ideas and queries! We want to continue to feature a wide range of voices on every EPUB topic imaginable.
Thanks to Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner for offering me this position. I’m thrilled and excited to be part of their team. And thanks to Matthew Diener and Derrick Schultz for bringing epubsecrets to the great place it is today. I’ll enjoy continuing their great work, and expanding the content, features, and general greatness of the site.
PS: look me up at PePcon 2015 in Philadelphia. I’ll be speaking with Joshua Tallent on publishing to the Kindle on June 4.