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52: eBooks with NellieMcKesson

April 24, 2013 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 30 minutes • Wiki Entry

Electronic book formats are changing. EPUB3 and HTML5 are providing tools to create new forms of books, with richer experiences. Nellie McKesson joins Jen Simmons to explain where digital books have been, and where they are going.

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Nellie McKesson is the Digital Development Manager at O'Reilly Media, where she focuses on ebook development and improved production processes while also overseeing book reprints and errata. She began as a print layout specialist with an expert knowledge of InDesign. She's currently experimenting with a new production workflow using CSS to transform XML documents to print- and web-friendly PDFs. Nellie is also the production assistant at A Book Apart, and provides freelance ebook and print production services.