John Warren explains how process improvement, the use of keywords, and crowdsourcing metadata can improve publisher profitability and sales of books.
Leanpub’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.
Illustrated books and textbooks, far more than novels, require more effort produce and updated digital tools are necessary to make that process easier.
Publishers need to create their own software solutions, argues John Pettigrew, founder of the newly launched Futureproofs platform for editorial teams.
John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.
ZOO Digital surveys digital publishing executives about their ebook workflows and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and internal production.
The risk of piracy and the possibility of introducing errors into a text due to cultural differences are just two factors that weigh against outsourcing editing overseas.
Jazz provides an apt analogy for the new agile workflows in publishing and the need for different departments to improvise in concert on a final outcome.
Klopotek’s 9th Publishers’ Forum starts Monday in Berlin and will address topics ranging from ONIX to agile workflows to content first business strategies.
The transition from print to digital publishing is complex and far from over. What are your top tips for publishers starting to digitize?