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Talking through my hat

Talking Through My Hat explores bookish businesses and the fantastic people who create them, looking at why business are started, how they keep going and where we can take them in the future. I'm John Pettigrew - a hat wearer, a recovering editor and the creator of Futureproofs. To avoid missing anything, why not subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow me on Twitter? The podcast is on hiatus from Easter 2019 for a few months, but we'll be back with more great interviews later in the year!

May 15, 2018

Ken Jones is Director of Circular Software, creating software like CircularFLO (to easily create advanced fixed-layout EPUBs) and GreenLight (to make sure that files from your team and suppliers follow all the right specs for your printer). He's also helped develop exciting ebooks like Galdo's Gift (with Tapocketa), which we talk a little about in the podcast.

In this episode, Ken talks about his background in print (an actual family tradition), his time spent training and in particular his work creating software to help publishers do their jobs better. We discuss the need to experiment and learn, and how important it is to listen and understand what publishers actually need.