Ebooks Now & Tomorrow: Interview with Joshua Tallent of Ebookarchitects.com

by Joel Friedlander on February 8, 2011 · 5 comments

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Today I’m very pleased to bring you an interview with Joshua Tallent of Ebookarchitects.com.

Joshua Tallent, ebook conversionsWe spoke for about half an hour last week and talked about many of the issues self-publishers face when they try to move their books to ebook formats.

Joshua is ideally placed to address these questions. He’s been an eBook developer since 2002, and he’s an expert on formatting eBooks for all the formats currently on the market.
Joshua is also the self-published author of Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, which has been called the most helpful and thorough explanation of how to develop books for the Amazon Kindle.

eBook Architects, his eBook conversion and consulting business, provides ebook and consulting services to both publishers and authors. Joshua lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He can be found on the web at www.ebookarchitects.com and on twitter as @jtallent or @ebookarchitects.

Here’s the podcast. You can listen to it right here, or download it to listen to it at your convenience.

Podcast: Interview with Joshua Tallent of Ebookarchitects.com
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Subjects Covered in this Podcast

  • How Joshua got involved in ebook conversions, despite having no technical background.
  • The biggest problems in doing ebook conversions, and whether you can expect your ebook to look like your print book.
  • Best practices for preparing print book files for ebook conversion.
  • Dealing with InDesign and files for conversion.
  • Problems that can be eliminated before conversion.
  • Finalize your book in the print version before converting.
  • Elements that affect the price of ebook conversions.
  • Why there is such a big discrepancy in ebook conversions from company to company.
  • The difference between converting fiction and nonfiction.
  • The secret life of page numbers in ebooks.
  • Future of Amazon’s Kindle platform.
  • What’s in store with the upcoming ePub 3.

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    chris February 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Tallent by name; talent by nature.

    Great stuff guys. All the questions and answers I was seeking.

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    Pilar Wyman February 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Thank you!
    This was very interesting and I learned a lot, am looking forward all the more now to learning more and hearing Joshua at the upcoming ASI (American Society for Indexing) conference this spring.

    Best wishes,
    Pilar

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    Joel Friedlander February 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    So glad this interview is helpful, thanks for letting me know.

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