As digital becomes more central to a book publishers life, the tools must change to keep pace. In this session we look at WordPress as a lightweight digital swiss army knife, a powerful and flexible platform that can be adapted to many publishing needs. We’ll look at using WordPress-based systems for ecommerce, marketing, catalogs and discovery and more. Participants will aslo have a hands-on demo of PressBooks (built on WordPress), a digital book production tool that participants can use to generate an epub and typeset PDFs.
Bring a laptop, participants will make an epub and a typeset PDF during the session.
Kirk is a seasoned digital media professional specializing in web publishing systems, SEO, and user experience. As principal of Oxford Media Works Kirk consults with clients on a range of issues related to web publishing and digital media strategies. Kirk shares his knowledge of web content management systems at WP Apprentice, an online training portal designed to help publishers use WordPress as a CMS.
Hugh is the founder of PressBooks, an open source book publishing platform built on WordPress; founder of LibriVox.org, a publisher of free volunteer-read public domain audiobooks; and the co-editor with Brian O’Leary of “Book: A Futurist Manifesto.”
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