Technologies Used: MS Office 2013, Sublime text editor, Gimp
Samples: (Coming soon)
Dates: 4/2013- 10/2013
References/Testimonials: Amy Valentine (author)
Although my primary interest is publishing ebooks, I have played an instrumental part in publishing paperback copies of 2 books with Createspace.com
The first book was a 250+ page technical book about open source software which was supported by a previous employer. I did all of the production work (except for cover design). I did all of the writing and most of the editing as well. I wrote one edition in 2010 (and described it thoroughly here). Between 4/2013 and 9/2013 I did a thorough rewrite of the same book, adding several chapters and providing more reference material. I used the same docbook xml to PDF production method I used for the first edition to produce a PDF suitable for printing by Createspace.
From 9/2013 to 10/2013, I did substantial editing of a personal memoir. I provided technical and marketing advice to the author. I also produced the book in two different book formats (Kindle and .epub) and in a PDF version suitable for printing by Createspace. For the paperback edition, I customized a commercial MS Word template and ensured that everything met the Createspace specifications. For the ebook edition, I produced a Kindle format and tested it for usability on the most popular Kindle platforms. I also produced a general epub for Barnes and Noble and the iPad.