While we’ve always stood behind the quality of our conversions, it’s affirming to know that an example of our ‘standard ebook conversion’ is recognized as meeting the criteria for excellence established by an esteemed panel.
Sudbury, Massachusetts (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
When Digital Book World announced earlier this month that 85 ebooks have been approved as QED-worthy, among the awardees was "Where the Heart Listens" by Eve Sullivan, an editorial assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Parents Forum. The ebook was converted and published by eBookIt.com, a Sudbury, Mass., company.
The QED, which stands for Quality, Excellence, Design, is a quality assurance program that was conducted on all ebooks entered into the Publishing Innovation Awards (PIAs), an awards program honoring the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in several categories.
Ebooks submitted for consideration of the QED seal underwent a 13-point design review with an eye toward readability across multiple devices and in multiple formats. The QED was judged on criteria established on the recommendation of the Publishing Innovation Awards advisory council, who are respected leaders in the digital production and design space. (To view a list of the titles that have received the QED seal so far and the methodology for their review visit: http://bit.ly/qedseal).
"We consider the QED the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval™’ for ebooks — a mark of quality that publishers, authors, and content creators can proudly bear to assure readers can buy with confidence," said David Blansfield, president, F+W Media, parent company to Digital Book World. “Ebook sales are growing dramatically and readers need to know what they’re buying will render well regardless of device — tablet, e-reader, smartphone or PC — before they buy.”
“Over a month after we completed the conversion, Ms. Sullivan mentioned she wished to submit her book to the Publishing Innovation Awards,” says Bo Bennett, Founder & CEO of eBookIt.com. “The ebook was submitted exactly as we originally converted it, without a single additional change. While we’ve always stood behind the quality of our conversions, it’s affirming to know that an example of our ‘standard ebook conversion’ is recognized as meeting the criteria for excellence established by an esteemed panel.”
QED recipients will be celebrated in New York on Monday, January 23, during the opening ceremonies for Digital Book World, during which the winners of the second annual Publishing Innovation Awards will be publicly announced.
“I am delighted to have this recognition for 'Where the Heart Listens',” said Sullivan, who will be attending the ceremonies in New York. “As the daughter of an advertising man from the 'Mad Men' era, I know how good design can promote effective communication. I am very grateful for this award, as it will bring Parents Forum's mission — to foster honest, respectful and caring communications in families — to wider attention.”
“We are glad Ms. Sullivan decided to submit her ebook for consideration,” said Bennett, “And even more thrilled to congratulate her on receiving the QED seal for her ebook.”
About Eve Sullivan
Eve Sullivan, author of "Where the Heart Listens: A Handbook for Parents and Their Allies In a Global Society", is founder of Parents Forum, a 20-year old parent peer support program based in Cambridge, Mass. Her book was also awarded a PTPA Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval in 2011. The author has a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the mother of three grown sons and grandmother of two little girls. She works part-time as an editorial assistant at MIT.
Since 2010, Sudbury, Massachusetts based eBookIt.com has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Reader Store, Ingram Digital, and the Google eBookstore. A selection of the titles they have converted and published is available at http://www.ebookit.com/bookstore.
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