Portfolio


We have processed over 1350 books in ePub and Mobi formats, as well as over 85 interactive PDF files and typeset over 20 print-intent books. Below we list some of our newest products. Click on the cover to download a sample file.

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Mechanizm rytualny
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Król wron
Preparator
Między tradycyjnym a wirtualnym archiwum

Clients


Wydawnictwo Albatros
Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN
Wydawnictwo PZWL
Allegro
Wydawnictwo WAM
Wydawnictwo Egmont
Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe
Wydawnictwo Siedmioróg

Case Studies


“The Old Axolotl”


Hachi Media created “The Old Axolotl” – the newest novel by Jacek Dukaj. It is the first title on the Polish market to be published as an ebook only and was available in three formats in two languages. For the publisher – Grupa Allegro – we have crafter the Polish- and English-language versions in ePub 3.0, Mobi and PDF formats.

“The Old Axolotl” was a project of unique scale and innovativeness. The story progresses on multiple levels and we modelled that in the structure of the book as well: there are numerous hyperlinks, interactive pop-ups with additional text and rich illustrations.

Usually, it’s the printed book that serves as a template for the ebook. Now, however, the story has changed: we have first crafted the highly interactive, rich ePub file and typeset the PDF files to imitate the original ePub files as closely as possible. We aimed to make all the three formats resemble each other as closely as possible and at the same time take advantage of the unique features that every format has to offer.

“The Old Axolotl” premiered in 2015 and was the biggest event on Polish publishing market that year.

Copyright to the “The Old Axolotl” title and trademark belongs to Grupa Allegro Sp. z o.o. Hachi Media was responsible for creating the ePub 3.0, Mobi and PDF files.

Technical and Medical Textbooks


We create computer science and medical handbooks for the PWN Polish Scientific Publishers and the PZWL Medical Publishing House. Having created dozens of such textbooks, we have mastered the conversion of mathematical and chemical formulas, source code listing and large tables and illustrations.

We take pride in the fact that our clients entrusted us with creating the ebooks that are used by Polish medicine students, professors and professionals. All processed titles are carefully scrutinized and undergo a complex quality-assurance process both at Hachi Media and at the Publishers’.

Even though the content and layout of such publications are challenging enough, we still devote some of our attention to make them functional, aesthetically pleasing and similar to their printed counterparts. All constant publishing series are carefully created using templates to ensure that individual titles follow the same branding rules.

Ebooks for Younger Readers


Typesetting books for the youngest readers is a big responsibility as well as a thrilling challenge. These books have to have an attractive visual design, in order to attract the child’s attention, and at the same time be perfectly typeset and proofread in order to be used by those, who are just learning how to read.

We are working with the leading publishers of children literature and we need to deliver the highest quality products every day in order to meet the requirements of the youngest readers and primary school pupils. Hachi Media is responsible for typesetting ePub and Mobi books for Egmont Polska and converting the readings required by Polish educational system published by Siedmioróg Publishing House.

Copyright to the “Mały książe” title and trademark belongs to Wydawnictwo Siedmioróg. Copyright to the “Teoria pana Alberta” title and trademark belongs to Egmont Polska. Hachi Media was responsible for creating the ePub 3.0 and Mobi files.

Individual Workflows


Wydawnictwo Albatros chose our services due to a specific file format used in their publishing process.

At Hachi Media we have developed an individual conversion workflow solely for the need of this Publisher. Thanks to that, we can guarantee conversion services of quality and turnaround time unavailable at any other DTP studio.

Copyright to the “Bourne Imperative” and “IT” titles and trademarks belong to Albatros Andrzej Kuryłowicz s.c. Hachi Media was responsible for creating the ePub 3.0 and Mobi files.

Pop-up footnotes


Since ebooks are not divided into pages in the classical sense, it is impossible to typist footnotes at the bottom of the screen. The de facto standard has been to typeset them as hyperlinked endnotes.

The alternative solution that Hachi Media has developed in 2014 is to typeset footnotes as links which open a pop-up when clicked. The contents of the note are then displayed without redirecting the used to another chapter of the book. This solution is more usable in as much as it does not interrupt the main train of thought of the reader. Also, such a solution allows to model much more other additional content and so enriches the ebook experience.

Our solution is compatible with all e-readers and does not require ePub 3.0 format compatibility. Newer devices display the notes in a pop-up, whereas older devices fallback nicely into using the traditional endnote-link approach.

This is just one of our latest inventions pushing toward using all ePub 3.0 features in files created at Hachi Media.

Copyright to the “Rozeznawanie duchów” title and trademark belongs to Wydawnictwo WAM. Hachi Media was responsible for creating the ePub 3.0, and Mobi files.

Many Languages


At Hachi Media we create books for publishers from all around the world and in many languages. We have worked with texts in English, Swedish, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

Working in different languages does not consist in working with different letters only. We have an in-depth understanding of correct punctuation, transcriptions, diacritical, and tonal marks each language requires.

While polishing an ebook we also pay special attention to fonts – we choose font faces that support all ligature features required by the specific text, are clearly legible and can be legally embedded in the ebook file.

We can also create ebooks that follow the traditional vertical text orientation (tategaki) in East Asian languages. The characters flow in columns top-to-bottom, right-to-left, and the pages also progress right-to-left.

Free services for NGOs and PBOs


At Hachi Media we believe that words not only describe the reality, we all live in, but also create it. We believe that books are not only a pleasurable pass time and a source of knowledge but also a real tool for social dialogue and development.

Each month we reserve time for creating a number of free ebooks for non-governmental and other public benefit organizations, in order to help with their mission. If you are a part of such an organization, contact us. We will do our best to make your free publications accessible to a wider range of readers.

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