Technological Innovation has evolved the book publishing & printing industry over past few years.
Digital publishing appears to be reaching critical mass. Most consumers have an understanding of eBooks and eReaders, thanks to media coverage, as well as extensive reporting ahead of this year’s major book fairs. Cheaper Android Tablets, serves as an eReader, also brings more attention to the market for the
The change, of course, is that in addition to creating paperbacks and hardcovers, publishers also will need to provide eBooks. Digital transformation will not eliminate paper books, but it will create new formats for publishers, with new responsibilities and opportunities
For the publishing industry, “being digital” is no longer an add-on to the core physical publishing business, a “nice to have” element on the periphery. Over the next ten years, the entire environment in which content is used and created will undergo a vast change. Publishers will need to reengineer and reinvent their businesses and need new systems to manage the new digital enterprise.
Unlike other media industries such as music, which went digital two decades ago, book publishing has been a relative latecomer, shielded from the digital onslaught due to the absence of convenient e-readers. All this changed in 2007 with the launch of Kindle by Amazon. The popularity of e-reading soared and has only increased with the availability of better, higher-end devices such as the iPad from Apple, the new Kindle Fire from Amazon, Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble and Galaxy Note from Samsung. The recently announced Nexus 7 tablet from Google will no doubt add fuel to this demand.
- ePub Conversion
- Managing Online Distribution of eBooks
- Customized eBook Reader Application