Using WordPress for Digital Workflows and More

Kirk Biglione (Oxford Media Works), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik )
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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.

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Kirk Biglione

Oxford Media Works

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.

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Hugh McGuire

PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik

Hugh is the founder of PressBooks, an open source book publishing platform built on WordPress; founder of, 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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Hugh McGuire
02/07/2012 7:16am EST

just internet access…

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Gale Tull
02/07/2012 7:14am EST

What kind of program do you have to have on your laptop to make th epub and a typeset PDF during the session?

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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