Indexes in Ebooks and Embedded Indexing
Date: Thursday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Cengage Learning, 10 Channel Center, 3rd floor, Boston, MA
Evening rate parking is available in a lot on A Street for $8 or in the Necco Street garage for $10, or take the Red Line to Broadway. It’s also not far to walk from South Station.
This event is free.
In an event co-organized by Bookbuilders of Boston, the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (http://newenglandindexers.org), and the Digital Publications Indexing Special Interest Group of American Society for Indexing (https://digital-publications-indexing.org), and hosted by Bookbuilders member Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com), we will learn and discuss issues in incorporating the book index into digital publications.
We will have a featured presentation on Indexes for Digital Publications followed by brief presentations on the status of index production from two leading publishers: Mary Rabinowitz, Executive Director, Higher Education Production for textbooks at Cengage Learning and Teresa Elsey, Senior Managing Editor of the group that produces ebooks for the Trade division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This will be followed by a Q&A, and hopefully some good discussion. There will also be networking time and food sufficient for a light supper (rice bowls from Grainmaker). Join us!
“Indexes for Digital Publications: “The Battle of the Books”
Presented by Stephen Ingle
In 1704 the Irish author Jonathan Swift satirically described a literal “battle of the books” in the King’s Library in London. Today we are witnessing several battles in the digital publishing sphere: between proponents and opponents of indexes, between freelance indexers and their customers who want more for less, and even between individual indexers about the best way to approach indexing for digital books. The good news is that we are starting to see some emerging solutions to these conflicts. This presentation will offer suggestions on how publishers can maximize customer value by utilizing the potential of digital indexes in the most cost-effective way.
Stephen Ingle is the president and CEO of WordCo Indexing Services, Inc. (www.wordco.com), founded in 1988 and located in Norwich, Connecticut. He has served on the national board of the American Society for Indexing (ASI). His interests include publishing workflows, especially as they pertain to digital publishing. He is presenting at the Textbook & Academic Authors Association annual conference in Santa Fe in June.
Please direct any questions to Heather Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org