Description : With the findings of a recent IMF staff study serving as a starting point, a panel of IMF staff and distinguished outside researchers on May 27 debated financial globalization’s benefits and risks. Panelists were Eswar Prasad (IMF Asia and Pacific Department), Shang-Jin Wei (IMF Research Department)—two of the study’s authors—and C. Fred Bergsten (Director, Institute for International Economics (IIE)), Jeffrey Frankel (Professor, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University), and Daniel Tarullo (Professor, Georgetown University Law Center). Kenneth Rogoff (IMF Economic Counsellor and Director ofthe Research Department), also an author of the study, moderated. Participants suggested ways to contain the downsides of globalization; two of their recommendations—developing domestic financial sectors and strengthening institutions prior to liberalization—drew wide support.
Description : How To Publish eBooks For Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, Nook & KoboThere are expensive software tools available to automatically create ePub books or free conversion tools to convert from Microsoft Word, PDF, etc. But why hassle with them when their resulting eBook is sub-optimal and you spend more time later trying to fix the output files? What we will show you is a way to manually create an ePub publication from scratch using our proven ePub template.
Description : Creating E-books in epub format is very important to sell E-books in electronic book stores. Most publishing and distribution E-book stores will not accept the epub format document for E-book if it includes any warnings or errors when validated and that is a very big challenge to all authors. I devoted this book to evaluate some tools that can be used for creating, validating and editing E-books to be in proper Epub format without errors. Personally, I suggest the following guidelines for preparing E-book in Epub format. · Write the document in Microsoft word as .docx file. Make sure to properly setup the h1headings and h2 headings and h3 headings on each section of the document as these data are the most important data used by the Epub management software to convert the document to epub format. · Convert the Microsoft document to Epub format using Calibre E-book management software. Add all required metadata and the cover and also create a table of contents when converting the file. · Using any Epub reader, check if the layout of epub document according to the headings you made on the word document is good and comfortable to any reader. · Validate the epub document to see if it has errors and warnings using the website http://validator.idpf.org. · Then try to troubleshoot and identify the exact location of the errors detected by the epub validator on the epub document by tracing the code view of the epub document using Sigil epub editor. Then, modify the word document to eliminate the errors. And reconvert the word document to epub format using Calibre E-book management software. Validate the updated epub document for any errors again. This book contains the following sections: 1. Some online publishing and distribution stores 2. Epub Validators 3. Creation Epub file through online websites 4. Common software’s to convert a file to Epub format 5. Converting document to Epub format using Calibre software 6. Editing Epub documents using Sigil Epub Editor
Description : Ready to take your ebooks to the next level with EPUB 3? This concise guide includes best practices and advice to help you navigate the format’s wide range of technologies and functionality. EPUB 3 is set to turn electronic publishing on its head with rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity, but this specification can be daunting to learn. This book provides you with a solid foundation. Written by people involved in the development of this specification, EPUB 3 Best Practices includes chapters that cover unique aspects of the EPUB publishing process, such as technology, content creation, and distribution. Get a comprehensive survey of accessible production features Learn new global language-support features, including right-to-left page progressions Embed content with EPUB 3’s new multimedia elements Make your content dynamic through scripting and interactive elements Work with publication and distribution metadata Create synchronized text and audio playback in reading systems Learn techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts
Description : Almost overnight, EPUB has become the favored standard for displaying digital text on ereaders. The EPUB specification is a powerful method for creating gorgeous ebooks for EPUB-capable readers such as the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. Alas, it is far from perfect, with frustrating limitations, sketchy documentation, and incomplete creation tools. This extensively researched guide to creating EPUB files by best-selling author Elizabeth Castro shows you how to prepare EPUB files, make the files look great on the screen, work around EPUB weaknesses, and fix common errors. In this essential book, Liz shares her hard-earned experience for how to: Create EPUB files from existing Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign files, or from scratch. Tweak EPUB files to take full advantage of the power of EPUB in each respective ereader. Control spacing, indents, and margins. Insert images and sidebars and wrap text around them. Create links to external sources and cross-references to internal ones. Add video to ebooks for the iPad.
Description : Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they’re built on—and all too often the foundation is weak. But that’s changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. Among many techniques, this guide will teach you how to: Add structure and meaning to your publications to make them more usable by accessible technologies Tailor EPUB Navigation Documents for readers requiring either full or reduced navigation Create media overlays to synchronize human narration with text display Improve text-to-speech playback by adding SSML, PLS lexicons, and CSS3 Speech functionality
Description : This book discusses the exciting new format that is set to unleash a content revolution in the publishing world. Laden with features the printed page could never offer--such as embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity--EPUB 3 will forever change what a book can be. This article walks you through the format and puts it in its place in the digital landscape, explaining why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks as it also becomes the new accessible standard for ebooks.