Rams Skull Press, a small publishing house based in Australia, uses a series of eBooks to highlight the necessary skills required to master knot-tying. Knots for Horse-Lovers demonstrates the specific techniques needed to create a range of tools including a tether rope using an eye splice, back splice with a round turn and two half hitches.
While creating the knot-tying eBook series for Rams Skull Press, I found myself exposed to a genre of literature that I had never experienced before. Not only do I appreciate Ron Edward’s talent for hand-drawing illustrations, but also the undeniable scope of his subject knowledge. Knots for Horse-Lovers is not only informative but is an effective step-by-step guide to creating knots. In corresponding with his wife and editor Deb, it is apparent that the family-run business takes the upmost pride in producing their niche genre of print and eBooks.
Using InDesign 2020 alongside our digital publishing software Atomik ePublisher, exporting Knots for Horse-Lovers as a fixed layout EPUB was a smooth process. Generating a clear and highly informative eBook for Rams Skull Press has been an experience I have thoroughly enjoyed. I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside Ron and Deb and completing the rest of their knot-tying series.