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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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Written well, with great care put into giving you enough background and just pure knowledge about the subject of epublishing, that when you come out on the other side, you really feel like you know the world.

— Andrew Buchanan

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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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Front Cover of Book (Print Edition)

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