Founded in 1984, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned Canadian children’s book publisher of award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres. With over 1,000 titles in print and more than 80 new titles a year, Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market.
So I mentioned I had news in the job realm. I’ve accepted a position at Orca Book Publishers as a Digital Publishing Specialist. In essence I am taking over most things digital-book from the various people who’s responsibility it currently is and trying to both consolidate the workflow and streamline the process so Orca can better leverage those assets in the future.
As I mentioned in the teaser post his job is a direct result of the the work I did at Standard and the ongoing attempts I’ve made to teach myself ebook production and accessibility over the years. Over the pst year or two I have really tried to focus on accessibility—it floors me how relatively “easy” it is and how many publishers continue to ignore it. Given the frustrations experienced in my family due to various disabilities, I don’t see why these more cost-effective changes are made more rapidly. It’s not like we are having to redesign entire buildings! Things are changing though.
Anyway, I have been trying to worm my way back into full-time book publishing for years and I am extra grateful for this amazing opportunity.
Onward and upward…always!
Oh, and I bought myself a present. (And yes, I know, I have some cable management to do…)