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How I became a print digitisation fanatic!

by Arundati Dandapani
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 16 : 07

I have spent the past few months working for a Christian publishing house in the gorgeous old town of Oxford, producing books that illuminate, detail, debate, commodify, beautify, question and everything except threaten, the Christian Faith. But as an ebooks assistant, I learned, device-agnostic was the way to go!

The company's print digitisation programme spans four imprints. Alongside their frontlists, were full-scale plans to digitise their backlists of over eight hundred titles predating the late eighties. Ebook files were sent to conversion houses in India (vendors like Q2A and First Source), who would return with mobi and ePub file formats which would be tested on e-reading devices to see if they read correctly, and if not, returned with instructions referring to the original handover guidelines we had sent out while setting editorial standards for the ebooks. Files would thus move...Read more...



More about Arundati Dandapani

Arundati Dandapani has studied, worked and travelled in India, USA and the UK, and returns home after an intensive year of a masters and other publishing activities. Ebooks, storytelling, copywriting, copyediting, proofreading, content planning and metadata tagging are tasks she is most skilled at with deep interest in digital and apps.

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