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Bill McCoy, May 2016
It’s Time to Be “All In” Digitally »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF Digital publishing has clearly arrived. Major U.S. publishers are generating upwards of 25 percent of their revenue from e-books, and for some bestsellers and in certain genres (e.g., romance) the numbers are much higher. Yet e-book sales growth has paused, while print sales have ticked up. …

Deb Vanasse, May 2016
Updates from the Digital Frontier »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Deb Vanasse, IBPA Independent staff reporter As the e-publishing landscape continues to evolve, agile and innovative independent publishers are thriving When the Association of American Publishers reported in 2015 that the meteoric rise in e-book sales was beginning to taper off, sighs of relief echoed from many corners of the industry. …

Jeff McCreight, August 2014
Understanding E-Book Formats »

Five years ago, when our small publishing house made our first efforts to break into digital publishing, I remember struggling to learn about this new thing called an EPUB. What is a style sheet anyway, and how do I build a container XML file? Even at my best, all I was able to create back …

Davida Breier, September 2012
E-Book Metadata Best Practices »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2012 by Davida G. Breier, The Johns Hopkins University Press — The cacophony of modern publishing makes discoverability a vital task for all publishers, and one way to raise your books above the din is by providing comprehensive metadata in well-prepared PDF and EPUB files. Along with the file metadata that describes e-books—which …

Linda Nix, March 2011
Producing E-books Isn’t Easy »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2011 by Linda Nix, Founder, Golden Orb Creative — Producing a book for e-readers is considerably more complicated than producing one for print. Instead of a familiar landscape easily navigated by experienced staff, you are confronted with an unstable terrain guarded by new gatekeepers, and you can’t find any reliable map. Consider the …

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