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Deb Vanasse, July/August 2019
Publishing and the Planet »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2019 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Increasingly, consumers recognize the climate threats posed by shrinking forests and ecologically destructive practices. By making environmentally friendly choices, publishers can help mitigate these problems while also building goodwill and protecting their supply chain. After all, print publishing depends on trees, so it only …

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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