What is the Status of your Backlist?
- Does your Backlist need a fresh start?
- Are your customers inquiring about ebook availability for past titles?
- Are there titles on your Backlist with no remaining print inventory?
- Have you thought about how to produce an ebook?
If you’ve replied “yes” to one or more of these pertinent questions, it is time to address your Backlist and change your status! Putting your Backlist in electronic delivery form is only one conversion away from a great read.
But first, a bit of planning for your Frontlist before we delve into the conversion of your legacy content. The best method to ensure producing a successful ebook delivery starts with the initial content layout. The earlier in the content creation, the more cost effective the conversion will be in terms of your investment costs. For example, using the original layout application, you can take advantage of the styles for a smooth conversion to the ebook format. An InDesign-styled heading can be easily changed to the XHTML [ebook code] for best tablet or mobile display.
OK, so you don’t have access to all those original InDesign, Quark, MSWord or other system layout page files for your Backlist. The next best method will be to use the press-ready PDF files. The PDF page files are then converted to a document file; the PDF page art is exported and the book design is replicated in the ebook setup. Sounds simple, right? It can be streamlined if it is undertaken by professionals that know all the nuances of layout/typefaces/best screen view designs. I think we’ve all seen the product of quick and cheap conversions. It isn’t pretty—literally.
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