We all worked well as a group to produce the finished e-book. We had worked together in other projects therefore we worked to our strengths. At the beginning we sat together and planned who would do what. At each stage of the e-book we all discussed what would improve our completed task e.g. what would go into the contents page what photos we would insert, which cover we would use, and which poster to advertise the book.
The main research for content was completed by Yvonne. This involved research from Lauder College archives, the Carnegie Library and the internet. I also produced one of the versions of the cover for the e-book using Adobe Photoshop and research from the internet for images.
Bogusia did the main work on producing the e-book by using the programme Sigil this was the first time this programme was used on the course. It was a complicated programme to learn from scratch. Bogusia also did the research on the Blue colour swatches for the e-book.
Grant produced all the photographs for the e-book he had to re-size them for the book. Grant also produced one of the versions for the book cover, and one of the versions of a poster to advertise the book using Adobe Photoshop.
Agnieszka produced the version we decided to use of the poster advertising the the e-book she used Adobe Photoshop and also research into the fonts to be used in the Poster. Agnieszka also did research on the Brown colour swatches for the book.
To conclude we are all happy with the learning experience and how well we worked together not duplicating the work but bringing in on time our own part of the work to complete the book
Two book covers were created we chose the one following for the book and the other one as research. We chose to do the book cover with a blue background as the posters advertising the e-book was completed in a shade of brown. This was because these were the colours we researched for our e-book
The following 2 images were designed to advertise the e-book using poster form. The posters had a brown background as we completed the book cover with a blue background. We chose to research these colours for our e-book because Lauder College used brown and Carnegie College used blue for its logo and letter headings
Our group is choosing to target the 40-55 year age group.
Our group would define an e book as an electronic book that allows us to have many books within a small electronic device that allows you to carry a library around with you in your pocket or handbag.
It takes up a small storage space in your home.
You read it like an ordinary book using buttons to navigate the pages and chapters. It also has a thesaurus and dictionary built into it. Most books allows you to comment on them and send your likes to twitter and facebook. When you have finished reading it also brings up other books of a similar nature and books by the same author to encourage you to buy more.
Books have to be available to be read in many different screen sizes. Some of these sizes the formats would have to deal with are smart phones, I-pads,e -books,P.C. and the different software involved for these devices.
To create an e-book will will be using a users group of 40-55 and we will be using the appropriate format, fonts, photographs, info graphics, and style suitable for this group.