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Accessible eBooks: A Journey through the eBook Supply Chain

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    2. Event Type Seminar

Accessible eBooks: A Journey through the eBook Supply Chain

09 Apr 2014, 13:00 - 14:00

Cromwell room, EC1

Language:
English

After a year of rapid change, this popular annual seminar provides an up-to-the minute overview of progress made and brings together speakers from across the supply chain – from publishers to platform providers, distributors and device manufacturers – on the opportunities and challenges of publishing accessible eBooks.


With increasing accessibility in eReading platforms, devices and apps, the book industry can bring their books in accessible formats direct to their readers in a way that has never been possible before. And with an estimated one in eight people currently unable to read standard print, there is an ever growing market for accessible content. Mainstreaming accessibility, therefore, makes commercial sense but it can only be truly achieved if all parts of the supply chain work in collaboration.


This year’s accessibility seminar, organised by EDItEUR and RNIB with the support of The Publishers Association (PA), will provide a fascinating, non-technical insight into how this can be achieved. Starting with producing a "born accessible" file and moving through the eBook supply chain, you will find out how collaborating with your partners in the supply chain can make a real difference to consumers' reading experiences.
This seminar is suitable for everyone in the book industry who is involved in producing good quality eBooks and bringing them to their readers:
• Publishers – in editorial, design, production, IT and sales and marketing roles
• eBook conversion houses
• Platform providers
• Device manufacturers
• Developers of software /apps

Contributors

  • Mark Bide

    Chairperson

    Chairman

    Publishers Licensing Society

    Mark Bide has worked in the publishing industry for over 40 years. He was a Director of the European subsidiaries of CBS Publishing and John Wiley...

  • Graham Bell

    Speaker

    Executive Director

    EDItEUR

    Graham was appointed as Executive Director of EDItEUR in 2014, after four years as its Chief Data Architect. He is focussed on the continuing...

  • Johanna Brinton

    Speaker

    Business Development Executive

    Overdrive

    Johanna Brinton is a Business Development Executive at OverDrive where she works closely with publishers from Europe to make their digital content...

  • Robin Spinks

    Speaker

    Senior Manager: Accessibility Consultancy

    RNIB

  • Abi Fenton

    Speaker

    Audio Editor

    HarperCollins

    Abi Fenton is Audio Editor at HarperCollins, where she works on a list spanning children's, fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. She previously worked...

Audience

  1. Audience
    Librarians / Information Professionals
    Editors
    Publishers
    Students
    Authors
    Graphic designers
    Digital editors
    Technology professionals