Ooligan Press considers every position a learning opportunity, and rarely contracts freelancers. Indexing might have necessitated that rare outsider if weren’t for Kento Ikeda, resident indexer, ebook designer, and rising star of our digital department. As he finished the index for our hiking book 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests, I conducted a short survey with Kento to get his take on the duties that fell to him, and how he regards his work in the scope of Ooligan Press.
What started as a clause in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 to protect the infringement of copyrighted works, such as movies, books and music, has blossomed into a full-fledged debate on who owns, who can modify, and who can repair the products consumers purchase. These products can range from cell phones and cars to children’s toys and ebooks, making it almost a certainty that everyone has at least one DRM-protected product in their home. The companies who place the DRM on these products can control who uses, modifies, and distributes the copyrighted works and products.
A reflowable ebook layout provides the flexibility necessary to display properly on the widest variety of ereaders. The problem with reflowable layouts, though, is the proper display. Readers can customize font, size, and alignment of the text in an ebook. Traditional mandates of book design must be altered or ignored for ebook design.
Books are all around us—in the shop, on the MAX, and even hidden among the apps in your iPhone. The pressing question is: What does the future hold for books? You may have heard your more tech-savvy friends claim to foresee the disappearance of physical bookstores and the print book along with them, while your […]
My seventeen-year-old self was resurrected after discovering Mark Z. Danielewski was coming out with a new book on May 12, 2015. However, it’s not just a single book, but an ambitious series of twenty-seven! Pantheon Books published the first volume of The Familiar in May, to be followed by a new release roughly every three […]
Your relationship with a book begins with your first glimpse at its cover. The cover tells a story and affects your decision to pick up the book or keep on walking. Cover designs—colors, lettering, imagery—are carefully crafted to attract a specific audience and evoke a particular feeling when seen for the first time. From time […]