From the threats of Amazon and AI to the pressures of lower costs and offshore processes, what are the major challenges facing the publishing industry in the digital age?
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Digital publishing isn’t cheap, but it’s hard to argue with the ‘free’ mentality of the internet. Much of the processes behind the creation of an ebook are no different
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Better metadata leads to better book sales. It really is that simple. Yet, this is an area that many publishers continue to overlook. We believe that the best way to increase the chances of serendipitous online discovery of a publisher's authors or titles is through metadata. So dip into the data behind the data and the best practices that follow.
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In the Digital Age, the publishing production process has been revolutionised and opportunities are shifting in ways that no one could have imagined a decade ago. We explore the main advantages and challenges associated with onshore and offshore processes, why and when each
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Outsourcing aspects of the publishing production process to the global marketplace makes economic sense. The world is only a click away. Do culture differences make a difference? Can a copy editor on the far side of the world understand the language nuances publishers would expect from local suppliers?
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What will digital superintelligence mean for future publications and the future of book publishing? Can algorithms write? Where can machine learning excel? Today’s AI might be aggregators, not creators, but will AI ever truly rival a human’s ability to write compelling, emotive narrative?
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There has been a paradigm shift in the world of publishing brought on by digital transformation. Amazon dominates global distribution and the expectation is that everything should be free (or low-cost) on the internet. So should publishers react to generate revenues?
Industry experts Darren Ryan, Lara Silva McDonnell and Michelle van Kampen of Deanta discuss the challenges facing academic publishing production in the digital age.
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