Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Late-Night Post

Happy 2012! I know I’m late. Really late. But I had a hankering for writing a blog post, so here’s a quick one:

  • I recently wrote a blog post for Appazoogle, a really neat opinion site on digital publishing and current developments in the ePub world – it was started by a class at Emerson College, my soon-to-be alma mater. In the post, I talked about iBooks Author. I had fun with it.
  • My thesis is (essentially) finished. I will someday update the Master’s Project page with more details. My defense was successful; I’ll take a moment to say, again, many thank-yous to my reader Benjamin Florin and my adviser John Rodzvilla. All I have left to do is fix my Kindle file (curse you, Mobi!) and figure out what to charge for the e-book. I’m probably going to go with Smashwords for distribution.
  • I began my internship at O’Reilly Media(!!!) this semester, where I work with a bunch of amazing people in Cambridge. It’s really bizarre to go in and do what you love (i.e. QAing ebooks) for eight hours. Whenever I see it’s 5 p.m. (or in one particular case involving Subversion, 6:30) I ask myself, “Where did the time go?” I love the work I’m doing and having a blast.
  • And speaking of O’Reilly: Next month I’ll be attending Tools of Change in New York City. As you can imagine, I am ridiculously excited to go and learn about the latest trends and developments in digital publishing and beyond.
  • As you may know, along with Colleen Cunningham (@BookDesignGirl), I coordinated the first-ever #eprdctn meetup in Boston (#eprdctnBOS), where folks involved in ebook production got together and had a drink. We had a fabulous time, and I hope to do it again soon, so stay tuned for news on that!

That’s all I can think of right now, but as you can see, 2012 is set to be really exciting. Hopefully I can keep up!