(Press Release) Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1st, 2010—Above the Treeline is pleased to announce that Elsevier Science & Technology Books has selected Edelweiss, Above the Treeline's interactive publisher catalog system, to publish catalogs on the web starting with their Focal Press Imprint and select bestselling titles.
With the expansion of the smartphone market, mobile seems poised to fulfill its promise as the next great frontier in publishing.
Elsevier is the latest book publisher to experiment with apps. Partnering with video game developer and publisher Legacy Interactive, the scientific, technical and medical publisher has released an iPhone application called Top Doc, which features medical content and quizzes designed to enable medical students, residents and junior faculty to practice and improve their visual diagnosis skills.
In my last post, I wrote about—heck, I guaranteed—that XML wasn’t going anywhere. I’m usually not such a big trash talker, but I firmly believe this—mostly because you can use XML to future-proof content, as well as the fact that putting any structured tagging in your content could be leveraged, even if XML goes away. Which it won’t (I know, nice English).
Falls Church, Va.-based digital publishing solutions provider Aptara has partnered with VitalSource, an Ingram Content Company, to make publishers’ content accessible to readers with disabilities. By providing content development and conversion services that now include tagging specifically for Section 508 of the Federal Accessibility Guidelines, Aptara’s publishing customers can utilize VitalSource’s new Bookshelf e-textbook platform.