It’s time for us to lift the curtain on some major changes here at Pressbooks! We’ve spent a lot of time over the last month doing some much-needed maintenance across the platform, including theme improvements and changes to the user experience for institutions using single-sign on technology. These past weeks also included important work on
If you’re creating an ebook manually, you need an ebook developer, not just a Web developer. Why is that, and how is ebook development different than Web development?
A Web developer knows how to develop Web sites that will look good in a browser.
Ebook reading software is specialized and doesn’t behave the same way as Web software does. It behaves differently, and often in surprising ways.
So if you’re going to hire someone to convert your ebook, you’re going to want to hire someone who is familiar with the specifics of designing for ebook reader technology.
Ebook development is a less-than-fun process that can involve lots of suffering. There is a lot of manual styling and cleanup involved in ebook conversion, even if you’re using a specialized software. That’s why you need an ebook developer instead of a Web developer if you’re going to hire someone to manually create your ebook.
At Pressbooks, we’ve done a lot of work to make our theme styling specific to ebook readers and automatically render beautifully across them so you don’t need to hire a professional with this specialized skill.