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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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If you’re looking to get into ePublishing, you need to buy this book. Why? Because it’s a brilliant book.

— Antony Northcutt

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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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