At Folded Word we’ve been so busy lately we forgot to share the great new works we have out, as well as others quickly approaching the shelves.
It’s been a crazy April around here. Not only were we hatching a Heron and proofing FREIGHT, we typeset two chapbooks and edited our first travel narrative. And yet our queue of titles waiting to be produced is STILL staggeringly long. So in an effort to streamline updates from our globally-diverse crew, we’ve created two new blogs instead of building vast quantities of webpages.
So you have your manuscript prepped with each functional unit saved as a separate file. The next step is designing the book. As a reminder, the tutorial will be written with Adobe’s InDesign in mind (ID4 & ID5 export reasonably clean files to .epub). We are curious to know if the steps will work equally well with QuarkXPress, so please be sure to comment if that’s the program you use.
After two weeks of bugging-out and debugging, we have our first book for the Nook. This process, and the Kindle conversion which followed, was so tricky that we will be posting a how-to once our techie CFO and our Managing Editor can collaborate on it–as a gift to any other indie publishers out there who want to give it a go.
Folded Word is preparing to launch an e-chapbook series in 2010. Why? I am a passionate e-book reader. And while the formatting on many e-books leaves much to be desired, I still think experimenting with text on e-ink devices is worth a try.