Content and Digital Asset Management

How Publishing Startups Use Tech Tactics to Thrive in the Digital Era
February 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm

From content creation to manuscript acquisition to distribution to sales, publishing startups are combining traditional book publishing and tech startup tactics in fascinating ways to reinvigorate and reimagine book publishing. These book startups pride themselves on retaining much of the quality of a traditional publisher, while solving key problems with traditional publishing: high overhead, low…

Press Release: Firebrand Unveils Eloquence on Demand
February 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

Newburyport, MA. February 2, 2015--Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the launch of Eloquence on Demand™, which delivers print, ebook and audio metadata and digital content to the global supply chain. The tool represents the next generation of Eloquence, the book industry’s gold standard for more than 18 years, and gives…

Amazon's Audible Invests in Podcasts
February 2, 2016 at 10:56 am

Amazon.com Inc. is ramping up its investment in podcasts and other radio-style shows to expand the types of programming it offers via Audible, the audiobook company it acquired in 2008. Audible has recruited well-known comedians, along with radio and podcast producers for the initiative, and job postings suggest a significant global push. Maria Bamford and Jonathan…

Press Release: Inkling Unveils All-in-One Enterprise Content Platform, Inkling for Enterprise
January 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inkling today unveiled its all-in-one enterprise content platform, Inkling for Enterprise, a new way for businesses to reach both internal and external audiences with dynamic, engaging content on mobile devices and PCs. The announcement follows strong overall business growth for Inkling, including a third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue…

Corner Office: Scholastic Ed President Greg Worrell Rethinks EdTech & Consultative Services
January 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

When digital content proliferated in the education space, the learning materials and textbook industries were thrown for a loop. The widespread availability of less expensive, often free, content online forced education publishers to adapt quickly. Many K-12 and higher education publishers purchased edtech startups and invested in new software to transform themselves into technology-driven companies…

Bublish Makes Online Marketing a Natural Part of Publishers’ Workflow
January 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Book marketing is perhaps one of the most upended areas of the publishing industry, thanks to the rise of the internet and digital content. As physical bookstores have shuttered, removing much of the marketing space books once occupied, publishers and authors have had to fight for reader attention online. And that fight for attention is…

Press Release: Shelfie Partners with Findaway to Offer Print-Audiobook Bundles
December 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm

VANCOUVER, BC—December 14, 2015—Today, Shelfie announces a partnership with leading audiobook distributor, Findaway, to offer audiobook bundles to readers on titles from Blackstone Audio, Gildan Media, Hachette Audio, HarperAudio, Naxos Audiobooks, Scholastic Audio. With this deal, Shelfie adds titles from New York Times bestselling authors Joe Hill, Harper Lee, Chris Kyle, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly,…

Press Release: Booktrack Announces Deal with Digital Publisher Canelo and Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution
December 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

SAN FRANCISCO—December 3, 2015—Booktrack, the first company to enrich the ebook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient sound while you read, today announces a partnership with London-based digital publisher Canelo and the integration of Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution to enable Booktrack to provide a flexible open standard content protection system for ebooks.…

Everything Is Miscellaneous: Why Publishing Needs Tagging
November 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Walk into a bookstore, and chances are you’ll see books divided into sections by genre. Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery, and so on. It’s the most common system of categorizing books, conversationally and from the data-management perspective of the book world. Genre is also incredibly limiting at times. There are dozens upon dozens of subgenres across…

B&N Launches Nook Audiobook Apps for iPhone, iPad
November 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Remember the audiobook service Barnes & Noble launched last year? Me neither, but it's back in the news again today. After a year of waiting, B&N has released Nook Audiobooks apps for the iPhone and iPad. They're also finally launching a website where you can buy the audiobooks: NookAudiobooks.com.