Apex CoVantage: Publishing Technology Continues to Evolve the Industry

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This article is sponsored by Apex CoVantage and offers a new guide, ‘Gain a Competitive Advantage With These Emerging Technologies,’ for publishers.

By Erin L. Cox | @erinlcox

Download a Guide on Emerging Technologies

In the last 10 years, publishers have been obliged to integrate technology into their daily workflows in order to remain competitive, stop the digital freefall, and react to a changing marketplace.

The last several years have seen publishers becoming more comfortable with the digitization of many aspects of the publishing process and even embracing the resulting opportunities. In fact, many publishers are thriving in the digital age. One example is scholarly journal publishers, reported by the 2015 STM Report of the Netherlands-based International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers to have seen growth from US$8 billion to $10 billion between 2008 and 2013.

The digital revolution is far from over. Now is the time for publishers to make an even greater investment in technology, not just to stay afloat but to really take advantage of opportunities that could greatly streamline the publishing process, save money, and generate revenue.

In a new guide from Apex CoVantage, Gain a Competitive Advantage With These Emerging Technologies, Apex addresses some of the various issues publishers still face, including process management across various departments; adapting files or images uploaded in wrong formats; and integration of late-arriving author edits.

These problems plague publishers of all kinds—from journals to academic to trade—and slow down the path to publication. Through a few simple solutions, Apex CoVantage’s new guide can help publishers discover:

  • Tools for gaining deep insight into your production workflow;
  • An easy solution to authors’ last-minute change requests; and
  • The latest ways to manage all of your freelance assets.

The publishing industry is continuing to change and grow through the benefits of technology. Download the free guide from Apex CoVantage to discover what’s possible for your business.

About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox has worked as Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives. She is a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.