Metadata can be a game-changer for publishers, influencing the discoverability of titles and their resulting sales. This month, we shared some advice on the Independent Publishers Guild’s website. Read our top tips and see our metadata infographic here.
Analysing publishing’s past can offer interesting insights into the industry’s current issues and help publishers open up to new perspectives in developing strategies and policies. In this blog, we focus on seven challenges the book industry has had to face throughout its long lineage since the first printed books appeared. You will be surprised!
In this blog post, we want to explore how cloud-based publishing production is increasing efficiencies and reshaping onshore and offshore labour and processes. Automation and new digital production workflows are drastically reducing costs and turnaround times, disrupting old job roles and business models and inventing new ones.
“Reaching Readers 2.0: Where Are We headed?” is an annual trade event organised by Publishing Ireland as part of the Dublin Book Festival, where remarkable publishing professionals discuss hot topics, share their views on the future of the industry and provide great recommendations on how to reach overstimulated and hyperconnected modern readers. This year we were there, and we are happy to share with you what we have learnt.
In this blog post, we want to explore the reasons why the adoption of an XML production workflow can prove to be extremely beneficial, even to small publishers. The advantages this technology can bring in terms of efficiency and cost reduction are countless. Two key developments have also rendered its implementation less painful.
With the opening of a new technology centre in India, Deanta continues to invest in application development and support. This important investment represents an exciting new stage of growth for Deanta and demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve its technology and develop closer relationships with its end users.
We are just a short few weeks from London Book Fair 2016, which marks the 45th anniversary of one of the largest events in the global publishing calendar. It is a fantastic opportunity to explore new innovations in publishing, discuss rights, network with peers and consider further developments are predicted to come over the next year. During the fair we will be hosting a technology seminar, exploring some key issues within the publishing services industry, and showcasing our publishing production platform, Lanstad. Be sure to lock it in your calendar and head to the Tech Theatre to check it out.
Due to continued international expansion, we are seeking an Editorial Project Manager to handle academic books. The Project Manager will liaise with publishers; authors; freelance copy editors, proofreaders and indexers; and in-house departments including typesetting and artwork to see books through their life cycle. Ideally the successful candidate will have editorial experience as well as project management experience in the field of academic publishing. However, candidates with the right skill set and a particular interest in developing a career in publishing, should also apply.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, a key event in the publishing industry calendar, is just around the corner. We at Deanta are currently gearing up for what should be an exciting opportunity to showcase our offerings, meet with other professionals from the world over, and discuss what's happening in the industry.
In this blog post we want explore the notion of streamlining the cover design process. Many publishers hire in-house design staff to manage the creative process of designing book covers for their titles. But in other instances this is something that is outsourced to external design agencies or freelancers. In some cases, even the more traditional service providers offer these solutions.