Kevin Callahan expertA new member of YOUR EXPERT NATION, Kevin Callahan is an expert in print and ebook design and production. He has been creating publications from the early days of desktop to today’s cloud-based publishing solutions for companies including SCHOLASTIC and the Associated Press, and for many independent authors.

Kevin is a designer who understands what makes a beautiful, useful print book, and who can also create its compelling digital adaptation or e-original publication.

His workflow can include taking the book from manuscript to design to print mechanical and on to EPUB/MOBI. Or, with YEN colleagues, Kevin can enter the project or campaign at any stage for one or more tasks.

Kevin trains staffs at large publishing houses and small presses, as well as self-published authors, emphasizing the value of early editorial, design, and production planning.

Among the services Kevin provides:

  • cover and interior design, including art direction of illustrators and photo editors
  • typeset/page composition
  • EPUB and MOBI adaptations
  • e-original designs for EPUB and MOBI
  • reflowable and fixed-layout files for all platforms

He is the proprietor of BNGO Books, a print and ebook design and production studio based in New York. Kevin is an Adjunct Instructor in Pace University’s Masters in Publishing program, teaching desktop and cloud-based digital publishing. Kevin speaks at conferences and shares his experience on social media regularly. He demonstrates his approach to designing and creating fixed-layout books for the Kindle in his course for  Lynda.com. He is also editor-in-chief of epubsecrets.com and posts on Digital Book World.

Website: www.BNGOBooks.com
Twitter: @BNGObooks
Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bngokevincallahan




Barbara Greenberg brings more than 30 years of experience, creativity, and expertise in book publishing management and production to Your Expert Nation. Her skills have been finely honed over 20 years of in-house work at Macmillan, FSG, Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, DK Ink, Winslow Press and Random House, overseeing adult trade, illustrated books, and books for young readers. She was also instrumental in launching Barnes & Noble’s early eBook initiative. Concurrently Barbara maintained a freelance business proofreading adult and children’s titles for a variety of publishers.

Barbara left in-house work in 2003 to start BJG Publishing Services, where she offers proofreading for print and e-books, pre-submission review of manuscripts when titles need editorial tidying before submission, and editorial services for self-published titles. Barbara also offers a project management service, where she will put together a team of highly qualified professionals who can edit, copyedit, proofread, and design a project from start to finish, and anything in between.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/barbarajgreenberg