March 21-22, 2018


“Full of enthusiasm—accessible, comfortable, practical, inspiring.”

– ebookcraft 2016 Feedback Survey


Do you work with ebooks? Do you dream of using technology to its full potential rather than trying to re-create print books digitally? Come join talented ebook developers for some lively discussions of design, standards, and best practices.

ebookcraft is a two-day conference dedicated to ebook production—if you’re looking for a mix of practical tips and forward-thinking inspiration, you won’t want to miss it. In 2017, ebookcraft was held on March 22 and 23. In 2018, the main conference day will take place on Thursday, March 22, with an optional workshop day for the #eprdctn crowd on Wednesday, March 21.

View videos and slides from ebookcraft 2017. Registration for 2018 will open in Fall 2017. Sign up for updates.

ebookcraft is proud to have taken the 50/50 Pledge towards ensuring gender equality amongst our speakers. 

Want to win a cash prize and some hefty bragging rights with your ebook design skills? Learn more about So You Think You Can Code.


Steering Committee

ebookcraft is organized by a steering committee comprising members of BookNet Canada and eBOUND Canada, as well as these industry experts:

Laura Brady

Laura Brady

Principal, Brady Type

Laura Brady is an ebook developer and the principal of Brady Type. She consults on workflow, tools, specifications, and production best practices. In her spare time she helps plan ebookcraft and follows the Blue Jays. She also probably tweets too much.

Twitter: @LauraB7


Joshua Tallent

Joshua Tallent

Director of Outreach and Education, Firebrand Technologies

Joshua Tallent, the Director of Outreach and Education at Firebrand Technologies, is dedicated to helping publishers around the world create better books. In addition to heading up training and outreach efforts within Firebrand, Joshua serves on multiple industry committees and working groups and teaches at publishing conferences year-round. He also leads the development of FlightDeck, the most robust EPUB quality assurance tool available.

Twitter: @jtallent, @firebrandtech


Mary Alice Elcock

Mary Alice Elcock

VP Content, Shelfie

Mary Alice is the VP Content for Shelfie, creators of the Shelfie app, where she negotiates with publishers to make their titles available through the app. In the last three years, she has grown the Shelfie catalogue to over 2,000 publishers with 500,000 ebooks and 25,000 audiobooks, including HarperCollins, Hachette, and Macmillan. She loves working at the crossroads of publishing and technology and is excited to see what new developments the future holds.

Twitter: @maryalice


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