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 : 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 : HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it's coming to your ebook reader! With the release of the EPUB 3 specification, HTML5 support will officially be a part of the EPUB standard, and publishers will be able to take full advantage of HTML5's rich feature set to add rich media and interactivity to their ebook content. HTML5 for Publishers gives an overview of some of the most exciting features HTML5 provides to ebook content creators--audio/video, geolocation, and the Canvas--and shows how to put them in action. Learn how to: Intersperse audio/video with textual content Create a graphing calculator to display algebraic equations on the Canvas Use geolocation to customize a work of fiction with details from the reader's locale Use Canvas to add interactivity to a children's picture book
Description : 2020 Edition Have you written a book but don’t know how to go about getting it published? Have you published a book but are hunting for more ways to improve your bottom line? Are you looking to distribute it in additional editions or sales channels? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book you have been looking for. The Business of Writing: Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors is the go-to guide for everyone wishing to jump-start their writing careers. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, or poetry, discover the answers to such questions as: —Do I really need to incorporate, what “flavor” of company should I set up, and how do I take the plunge? —How do I manage my writing expenses and taxes? —What is an ISBN, where do I get one, and how many will I need? —What is an imprint and how do I establish one for my books? —What decisions must I face in the prepublication phase? —Do I need to register my book’s copyright and how do I accomplish it? What about using other copyrighted materials? —How on earth do I condense my 100K-word book to a 300-word description, let alone a 20-word tagline? —How do I select the best keywords for my book? —What makes for a great cover and how can I get one? —What do I need to know about book formatting, print as well as digital? —How can I turn my book into an audiobook? —How do I develop and refine my author brand? —How can I land invitations to speak at conferences and conventions? —I use several pseudonymns. How do I manage them all? —What’s an ARC? A media kit? A book trailer? A blog tour? —Do I really need to start a blog? Send out a newsletter? Dive into social media? Give away my books? —How do I price my book? Should I pick one price or vary it? Where are the best places to advertise my sale events? —How much is all of this going to cost me?? Don't feel overwhelmed by the publication and promotion process! Let award-winning, critically acclaimed author Kim Iverson Headlee give you the practical wisdom you need to stay on task and perhaps even come out ahead.
Description : ‘Handcraft EPUB In 7 Steps’ makes ePub creation simple for Authors. The book aims at truly emphasizing on the word 'crafting'— as it will in a step-by-step fashion, show how you can create an EPUB with your own resources without paying too much attention to the associated syntax and semantics and without using any conversion software. The book will not bore you with coding! Every code in the book (CSS or XHTML) are spelt out as a 'mini formula'. It answers many questions bothering new intending, do-it-yourself writers, including whether to publish in ePub2 or ePub3. Chapter 1 attempts to degrade or destroy the fear of coding. The word 'degrade' is probably more suitable as you will find out that it is a good idea to acquire some knowledge and understanding of CSS, especially the basic ones. Chapter 2 treats the best practical methods to place items like images and videos. How to hand-craft an EPUB in seven instructional steps is shown in Chapter 3; and in Chapter 4, how to publish and sell an e-book coupled with some beneficial and personal opinions are outlined. In a few words, this book can be titled “True EPUB creation made simple for authors”.
Description : This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSCs). The indices covers four clusters of fiscal transparency practices: data assurances, medium-term budgeting, budget execution reporting, and fiscal risk disclosures. More transparent countries are shown to have better credit ratings, better fiscal discipline, and less corruption, after controlling for other socioeconomic variables.
Description : An essential resource for 21st century publishing, The Metadata Handbook is a one-stop guide for publishers - large, small, and independent. You'll learn: How metadata for books operates in the real world Metadata fundamentals and the history of metadata for books Standards and best practices for creating and distributing accurate and comprehensive metadata Essential metadata elements for print and ebooks The basics of ONIX for Books, including ONIX 3.0 The basics of EPUB 3 metadata options The latest metadata trends The Handbook includes: A comprehensive glossary of industry and technical terms Annotated directories of vendors and industry organizations A bibliography for further reading and easy access to industry documentation
Description : The IMF’s surveillance framework encompasses a new focus on multilateral issues, and especially the spillovers from one economy onto others. This third Annual Report of the Independent Evaluation Office describes ongoing and recently completed evaluations and discusses additions to IEO’s work plan. General lessons pertaining to IMF surveillance emerging from recent evaluations are highlighted and discussed, namely the need for better integration of financial and macroeconomic factors as well as bilateral and multilateral policy analysis and policy prescriptions. The findings of an External Evaluation Panel charged with assessing the work of the IEO are also covered.
Description : The IMF's development of the Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies and the introduction of safeguards assessments have increased emphasis on transparency of the disclosures made in central bank financial statements. This paper, which updates WP/00/186, looks at the disclosure requirements for central banks under International Financial Reporting Standards and provides practical guidance for those responsible for preparing central bank financial statements.
Description : The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including conferences and seminars. The Bulletin is intended to serve as a summary guide to research done at the IMF on various topics, and to provide a better perspective on the analytical underpinnings of the IMF’s operational work.