E-Books and Interactive Publishing

Micropublisher Goosebottom Books Shifts To A Non-Profit Model
May 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

Independent publishers have a variety of business models to choose from. For Goosebottom Books and other publishers dedicated to a specific mission, a shifting into the nonprofit space can make practical and financial sense. The post Micropublisher Goosebottom Books Shifts To A Non-Profit Model appeared first on Digital Book World.

Press Release: Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media
May 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hunt Valley, MD—Announced today, Sheridan has acquired PubFactory, the industry-lauded online publishing platform for journals, books, and reference works, from O’Reilly Media. PubFactory will continue to be based out of Boston, MA, and will blend seamlessly into the Sheridan stable of publisher technology products and services. The PubFactory team has been developing and delivering scholarly…

Book Design and Tea: A Story of Book Design Automation
May 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

Ebook conversion expert Jens Troger began with the simple idea of creating a software program to automate the workflow. One question led to another, leading to a long and powerful journey. Here's his story. The post Book Design and Tea: A Story of Book Design Automation appeared first on Digital Book World.

5 Ways Mobile Is Transforming Digital Learning
May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

Take a look around at any given point throughout the day, and chances are you’ll see a fair amount of people in your vicinity with their eyes glued to mobile screens. What is it they are consuming? Perhaps the latest text or breaking news headline has captured their attention. However, research by Towards Maturity suggests…

3 Strategies for Marketing A Book Series
May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

I’m a cliffhanger reader by heart. I love to be left wondering what’s coming next, and yearning for the next part of the story. It’s an illness of sorts, I suppose. So when I wrote my first book, I wanted to write a series—a set of books that drops my readers off a cliff and…

How Do Keywords Impact Sales?
May 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

The question I receive most often from publishers is: “How do keywords impact sales?” While adding keywords to book metadata is considered best-practice, publishing businesses are naturally more interested in whether the practice will increase revenue. Keywords in this context are ‘off-page’ keywords, which are sent to retailers in an ONIX feed or added to…

An Interview with Valentina Kalk, Director at Brookings Institution Press
April 24, 2017 at 10:26 am

Between the conferences on Monday and the wrap-up parties on Thursday, the London Book Fair is always a hive of activity, bustling with publishing people. As is my annual habit, I had been perusing this year’s show, catching up with old friends and colleagues, attending seminars and chatting with the great and good of the…

Is URMS a New Model of Flexibility in Digital Books User Rights?
April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Written by Nancy Panos, Director of Product Management, Datalogics At Digital Book World in January, I attended several very interesting sessions on industry data analytics including what people are reading, how they are reading, ideal demographics for library lenders, interesting facts about the rise in audiobooks, and eBook pricing and its impact on growth. It’s…

Tap Stories: Pros and Cons of Publishing Content Based on Existing Works
April 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

In this increasingly mobile world, more digital publishers are developing apps and content designed to be consumed on the small screens of mobile devices. The “tap story,” or a story in which readers tap their screens to progress through the narrative, is a form of mobile-first content rising in popularity. Often these tap stories include…