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The Business of ePublishing 2015

The Business of ePublishing 2015
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Author: Pariah S. Burke
Published: March 2015
Pages: 170
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ISBN: 978-1508769439

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The author explains every option for creating an epublication, factually stating the pros and cons, without trying to persuade the reader to his opinion.

— Carla Fister

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For publishers, designers, authors, and self publishers.

The Business of ePub­lish­ing 2015 ex­plains in thor­ough de­tail what pro­fes­sion­al pub­lish­ers, de­sign­ers, and tra­di­tion­al, in­de­pen­dent, and hy­brid au­thors need to know about the world and busi­ness of dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing in 2015 and be­yond. It goes be­yond the rhetoric and para­noid procla­ma­tions ram­pant in so­cial me­dia, blogs, and news out­lets to provide prov­able, un­bi­ased in­sight in­to the users, de­vices, for­mats, and re­al world eco­nom­ics of ebooks, fixed-layout ebooks, dig­i­tal text­books, dig­i­tal mag­a­zi­nes, and more for all lev­els of publishing—enterprise, small- to medium-sized pub­lish­ing, in­dy pub­lish­ing, and self pub­lish­ing.

Whether you are an as­pir­ing self pub­lish­er or the CEO of a ma­jor pub­lish­ing house, a free­lance de­sign­er or sales per­son, this book pro­vides you with the in­sight, back­ground, sta­tis­tics, fig­ures, and ex­am­ples to help you make sense of the busi­ness, eco­nom­ic, and mar­ket­ing con­cerns of epub­lish­ing on its own and in con­text with print pub­lish­ing. It is an in­valu­able tool in help­ing you plot your fu­ture for a suc­cess­ful year in dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing.

Whether your in­tent is to sell your­self, your boss, or your clients, or if you just want to ed­u­cate your­self about the re­al­i­ties of the world of epub­lish­ing, you’ll find in this book a cor­nu­copia of im­por­tant, rel­e­vant data.

Chapters in The Business of ePublishing 2015

Chapter 1: eReading Devices and Their Capabilities

The first thing to un­der­stand about dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing is what de­vices peo­ple use to con­sume dig­i­tal con­tent, in­clud­ing what types of pub­li­ca­tions each de­vice class can sup­port, how peo­ple use the de­vices, and where eread­ing hard­ware is head­ed. You will find a star­tling ar­ray of de­vices on the mar­ket, but ul­ti­mate­ly there are on­ly four class­es of de­vices on which dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions are con­sumed.

In this chap­ter, you will learn about the fol­low­ing:

  • Device Classes
  • eRead­ers
  • Tablets
  • Computers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Hybrid Devices
  • Future Devices
  • Designing for Devices

Chapter 2: Digital Publishing Formats and Their Capabilities

Like de­vices, epub­li­ca­tion for­mats are nu­mer­ous and var­ied, with dif­fer­ences, some­times sub­tle, be­tween them, but large di­ver­gences in pur­pose, ca­pa­bil­i­ty and de­vice sup­port. Consequently, it’s most log­i­cal and pro­duc­tive to think of epub­li­ca­tions in terms of for­mat class­es, with each class of­fer­ing a par­tic­u­lar com­bi­na­tion of pur­pose, ca­pa­bil­i­ty, and de­vice sup­port.

In this chap­ter, you will learn about the fol­low­ing for­mats:

  • Reflowable EPUB
  • Fixed-Layout EPUB
  • Kindle Format
  • PDF
  • Digital Replica
  • Interactive Magazine
  • HTML5

Chapter 3: Digital Publication Types and Their Markets

Now that we’ve ex­am­ined the char­ac­ter­is­tics and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the avail­able dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion for­mats, it’s time to think about the kind of con­tent you want to dis­sem­i­nate dig­i­tal­ly. It’s all rather sub­jec­tive, but I’ll iden­ti­fy the pur­pose, char­ac­ter and use of dif­fer­ent pub­li­ca­tion types as well as ex­plain which for­mat class­es are best suit­ed to each type. 

In this chap­ter, you will learn about the fol­low­ing pub­li­ca­tion types:

  • eBook
  • Fixed-Layout eBook
  • Emagazine
  • Enewspaper
  • Etextbook
  • Digital Comic Book

Chapter 4: The Facts, Figures, and Financials of ePublishing

Whether you are an as­pir­ing self pub­lish­er or the CEO of a ma­jor pub­lish­ing house, a free­lance de­sign­er or sales per­son, this chap­ter will provide sta­tis­tics, fig­ures, and ex­am­ples to help you make sense of the busi­ness, eco­nom­ic, and mar­ket­ing con­cerns of epub­lish­ing. Whether your in­tent is to sell your­self, your boss, or your clients, or if you just want to ed­u­cate your­self about the re­al­i­ties of the world of epub­lish­ing, you’ll find in this chap­ter an abun­dance of im­por­tant, rel­e­vant data.

In this chap­ter, you will learn about the fol­low­ing:

  • People and Their Device Usage
  • The Business of eBooks
  • The Business of Children’s & Young Adult eBooks
  • Authors and Their Incomes
  • The Missing 30 Percent of Data
  • Self Publishing
  • The Business of eText­books
  • The Business of eMagazi­nes
  • Enewspaper
  • Etextbook
  • Digital Comic Book

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