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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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