BISG Webinar: Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books

BISG Webinar: Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books

BISG is pleased  to offer a two-part Webinar series on the use of fixed layout for e-books to help address the myriad issues around fixed layout, including the different considerations for current e-readers and platforms, when and why to adopt it, and practical guidance for its use.

Each Webinar in this Professional Development series is free to BISG members and is $49 for non-members. Members can email for the discount code.

The first of the two Webinars is intended for managers needing a solid undertanding of fixed layout issues for better planning while the second addresses the practical needs of those creating e-books.

The first Webinar, “When to Fit the Mold and When to Break It: The Possibilities and Limitations of Fixed Layout for E-Books” is intended for managers, publishers, and industry professionals needing an overview of Fixed Layout considerations. It will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Liisa McCloy-Kelley, Director, Content Management at Penguin Random House, will present the pros and cons of using Fixed Layout, addressing its overall benefits and limitations, and the kinds of e-books best suited to its use. For more information and to register, click here.

The second Webinar, “How to think Inside the Box: Programming Fixed Layout for E-Books” should be helpful to e-book production professionals, including self-publishing and independent authors. It is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Dave Cramer, BISG’s Fixed Layout Working Group Chair and Content Workflow Specialist at Hachette Book Group, will present practical guidance for making fixed layout e-books and offer concrete suggestions for avoiding the most common pitfalls in their production. For more information and to register, click here.

Both sessions will be moderated by Content Structure Committee Chair Bill Kasdorf of Apex Content Solutions.

The Webinars are based on BISG’s Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books, produced by the Content Structure Committee’s Fixed Layout for E-Books Working Group. It is available here as a free download.

For questions or for more information, please email