About me

I’m Audrey Keszek, ebook designer since 2009.

Services I offer

  • Ebook production: ebook design and development
  • Adaptation of print layouts for digital publishing
  • Correction and optimisation of your existing ebooks
  • Quality check and analysis of your existing ebooks
  • Cover design

My background

I am a graphic designer, specialising in ebook production after working as a webdesigner. I’m also a reading fanatic and ebook early adopter. I discovered ebooks thanks to Project Gutenberg, treasure trove of public domain books. When I bought my first ebook reader, the epub format hadn’t yet been invented.

Once I found out about ebooks, very quickly I wanted to do more than read them. My HTML and CSS skills, combined with my experience doing print layouts, were the perfect basis for learning the emerging format. My passion for reading provided the motivation: I got started making ebooks that I wanted to read. When I made my first epub, Three Men in a Boat, I used my webdesign tools and the computer notepad; there was no epub editor in 2009.

Following that I was very active in discussions with a certain Valloric (Strahinja Val Marković) about what tools ebook creators needed. I’m still proud to say that my Three Men epub file served as the test file throughout the development of Sigil, and to have been the only alpha-tester of the pre-pre-beta version, before the public launch.

I was one of the first professional ebook designers in France; today I’m still just as passionate about ebooks.

My experience led me to teach a class to second-year Masters students on digital publication at the University of Paris (Analyse et gestion de publication numérique, Master 2 UFR PHILLIA).

Sigil featuring Three Men in a Boat by Audrey Keszek
Presentation of Sigil on the developper’s blog, featuring my ebook.