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What traditional publishers can learn from rabble-rousers

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Amidst the alarmist rumours about the future of print publishing, what lessons could the industry learn from rabble-rousing digital natives? What are some of the ways indie publishers are succeeding in the volatile book market?

By kylie@deanta | February 15, 2019 | Insight, Publishing, Online digital publishing, Future of book publishing, traditional publishers Read More

Will the books of the future write themselves?

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Some of the world’s most respected inventors, scientists, and technology experts courted controversy when they declared that artificial intelligence could soon replace humans.

By kylie@deanta | February 15, 2019 | Insight, Future of book publishing, Future publications Read More

Digital publishing isn’t cheap - nor should it be

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While the Internet has connected the world like never before, it has also led people to believe that everything online should be free. This causes problems for the publishing industry, known for not being a particularly high-margin business.

In this blog, we’ll discuss:

  • False assumptions about eBook production costs and challenging the free mentality of the internet
  • Emphasizing the pre-publication process

By kylie@deanta | February 15, 2019 | Epublishing, Online digital publishing, Digital print publishing, ebook production, pre-publication process Read More

Is book metadata missing from your publishing business sales strategy?

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Thanks to the digital transformation of the publishing industry, publishers have access to a multitude of data from a variety of sources. When this data is processed and analysed, publishers can gain a better understanding of their readers’ habits, tastes, and preferences, and gain visibility over broader trends that could inform how their books are marketed.

By kylie@deanta | February 13, 2019 | Book metadata, Metadata publishing, Online digital publishing, digital publishers Read More

Onshore, offshore - unsure? We explore publisher-vendor partnerships

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Publishing production processes have undergone a revolution in the Digital Age - but the question of profitability has never been satisfactorily answered.

In this blog, we’ll discuss:

  • Pre-publication processes made possible by digital developments; offshoring technology, outsourcing editorial
  • Profitability in highly competitive trade and academic publishing markets

By kylie@deanta | February 12, 2019 | Publishing, Offshore publishing, Outsourced publishing Read More

The Art of Editing: the benefits of onshore outsourcing

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What is onshore outsourcing? 

Publishing outsourcing has grown from humble beginnings in the 1970s to a multi-billion-dollar industry today. Onshore outsourcing in publishing makes sense, especially for publishers of scholarly, scientific, technological, and medical titles. Getting a US doctor to proofread a medical title can be immensely costly, as doctors in the US earn substantial salaries in dollar terms. Getting a doctor in India to proofread the same title can be much more affordable, as that country’s lower income levels and favourable exchange rate drive down the price of such services.

By kylie@deanta | February 12, 2019 | onshore, project management, Epublishing, Outsourcing publishing, onshore outsourcing, outsourcing Read More