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The Survey Says – Without XML You’re Leaving Money on the Table
May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and the Center for Informational Development (CIDM) asked publishers how they are developing and publishing their content in our 4th annual survey, “Following the Trends.” With close to 350 participants ranging from writers to content strategists, information architects, and publishers, the breadth of knowledge and insight was prodigious. Each year this…

Press Release: Metrodigi Joins Forces with SPi Global to Expand Mobile and Digital Content Solutions
March 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

MANILA, Philippines — March 8, 2016 — SPi Global, a leading technology-enabled digital content and customer relationship provider, is partnering with Metrodigi, creators of the cloud-based Chaucer authoring platform, to offer interactive digital content solutions and consultative services. SPi works closely with clients to understand their strategic goals, user research and product objectives, thereby delivering…

Is Your Metadata Ready for Direct-to-Consumer Marketing?
March 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

In the age of mobile, digital, social, and online shopping, brand and marketing messages are increasingly interpreted and catalogued by computers. As a result, metadata is taking on a new and important role for authors and publishers. It is becoming a crucial foundation for successful direct-to-consumer marketing and discoverability. We all know that content consumption…

How MIT Press Built a Foundation for Scalable Digital Products
February 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Developing a proprietary reading platform is no easy task, but it can prove quite lucrative if done right. MIT Press's recently updated MIT CogNet is one example. Over 10 years in the making, the platform offers researchers access to over 700 books, 6 journals, and 13 reference works in the cognitive sciences, and sells annual…

Press Release: RSI Content Solutions Launches New Version of its Award-Winning RSuite Publishing Solution
February 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

AUDUBON, Pa.—February 9, 2016—RSI Content Solutions, the industry-leading content agility company, announced today the availability of RSuite® 5, its next generation publishing solution based on the MarkLogic® platform. The latest version provides a more tightly integrated user experience to efficiently create and manage all types of digital content. In addition, improved navigation and workflow features…

The Non-Linear Reading Revolution Is Now. Here's How Publishers Are Handling It
December 3, 2015 at 11:20 am

Going mobile is more than just big pages fitting on tiny screens. Mobile requires content to be organized so that it can be quickly served up in bite-sized chunks into any of the myriad forms that users might want, because today’s consumers want their content their way, on their devices, and in their timeframes. Publishers…

Does Alliant Press Suggest a Self-Published Future for University Presses?
October 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Last week, Alliant International University (AIU), a private US college announced an intriguing scholarly publishing partnership with Author Solutions, the self-publishing arm of Penguin Random House. Together the two organizations said they were creating Alliant Press, a university press that would be built using Author Solutions infrastructure and be dedicated to publishing “academic works of…

Press Release: Sheridan Expands its Print Management System to Accommodate Self‐Service POD Orders
September 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

HUNT VALLEY, Md.—September 28, 2015—Sheridan has expanded its automated print management system, Sheridan Select, to include a self‐service component granting publishers the ability to upload a book or journal title and place a print‐on‐demand (POD) order within a single transaction. Upon logging in to the Sheridan Select portal and initiating a POD order, publishers are…

Press Release: Marquis and SoBook Provide Ready Access to Books
September 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

MONTREAL—September 24, 2015—An exclusive agreement between Marquis and SoBook will create a veritable transatlantic technology bridge between Europe and North America this October and simplify publishers' work by delivering printed books in far shorter time. In fact, publishers will now have a tool that will enable them to increase the number of titles available in…

How Small University Presses Can Gain Scale Through Collaboration
September 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Big ideas often come in small packages -- sometimes just the size of a book, or a regional university press, or in the space of a 75-minute brainstorming session with creative publishing professionals. For many university presses, finding ways to compensate for limited commercial scale is becoming mission-critical...