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An introduction to e-book production

  • When:                          Thursday 18 July, 3.30pm– 5.00pm BST
  • Where:                        Delivered via Zoom
  • Places available:       20
  • Cost:                            £10 / £5


The Publishing Training Centre is delighted to present An introduction to e-book production, a workshop with industry expert Srishti Kadu, on 18 July 2024.

This 90-minute session will explain everything you need to know about making and checking e-books, so they are as good as they can be. It is an interactive, educational course, with questions actively encouraged.

The workshop will provide an overview of the process, showing you how to create an ePub from InDesign. It will also look at other file formats and advise on best practices and tools to use.

Who is it for?

  • Those new to production or aspiring to obtain a production role.
  • Anyone moving into production from another function.
  • Production assistants or juniors who want to learn more about e-books or different facets of production.
  • Self-published authors who want to know how to publish their work as an e-book.

It’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of Adobe InDesign, Acrobat PDF and XML to join the workshop, but this is not essential.

What will you learn?

This seminar will give you an understanding of the process of producing e-books. You’ll learn:

  • what an e-book is, including the different types and file formats, such as ePubs and ePDFs, as well as fixed-format and reflowable e-books.
  • How to understand and read metadata for e-books, and what parts of metadata are important for e-book production.
  • How to create a simple reflowable ePub file.
  • What needs to happen when converting a print book file to an ePub.
  • The best apps for checking your work.

Meet the presenter


Srishti Kadu has worked in production for small and large companies. She recently founded ReTyped, a not-for-profit organisation that helps foreign nationals build and navigate their publishing careers in the UK. In 2019 she was a winner of the Print Futures Award, run by the Printing Charity; in 2022 she won the London Book Fair's Trailblazer Award; and in 2023 she was shortlisted for The Bookseller's Future Leader of the Year. She is currently a careers mentor for Lancaster University and the Society of Young Publishers (SYP).


What you will need to join the workshop

To join the workshop, you will need access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.

How to buy a place

There are 20 places available. To buy a place or places, simply click on the buttons below and add the workshop to your cart. Payment is by credit or debit card only. You will be asked for your details when you checkout. Joining instructions and details of the event will be emailed to you the day before the event.

If you have any difficulty, you can email . Tickets cost £10 each. Members of the SYP and Publishing Ireland can purchase tickets at the special rate of £5.

If you have any concerns about technical requirements or access, please contact us at or telephone (+44) 020 8874 2718.