Dave Gunn, Accessibility Consultant, Outervations
Access in self-publishing
- Findings from the new WIPO and IAF guidance
Self-publishing is a booming industry, with current estimates suggesting that 75% of all eBook sales are of self-published work. Most of the large eBook retailers now offer routes for authors to self-publish, so where does accessibility fit in this flourishing publishing market?
Dave Gunn will highlight the current complexities of accessibility in self-publishing, navigating the maze of source formats, conversion processes, eBook formats and reading systems. All of this forms the background of the new guidance created for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Accessible Books Consortium and the International Authors Forum that is starting to raise awareness of accessibility to authors interested in self-publishing around the world.