What is simply Digital Publishing?
You may have wondered.
Simply put Digital Publishing is the production and distribution of traditionally printed material such as:
- Catalogs etc.
In an electronic form. These electronic documents are commonly referred to or called as ebooks and they can be produced in many popular formats like:
- HTML, or an
- e-book application.
Even blogs and websites are mostly considered as a form of digital publishing, and because of that we can often hear the saying:
“Every company is a media company nowadays”.
Because instead of companies reaching, informing and searching for its customers as before, on the internet customers primarily look for great companies themselves, to satisfy their needs and cravings through desired products and services. That’s why top-class publications and content are of huge importance and value.
To get a sense of what Digital Publishing really is let’s look at its evolution up to now.
Project Gutenberg (1971) is usually everyone’s first idea into the world of e-books. Founded by Michael Hart it’s considered to be the first digital publication when he digitized the Declaration of Independence. Since Project Gutenberg, similar e-book libraries have been established but this project will forever be known as the original digital publishing library.
The first mover, the champ.
In the 1990s, the personal computer or home computer became more of a reality for a lot of people, so the CD-ROM drive was commonplace in many of these homes and was part of their personal computers. That’s when, as a smart business move, encyclopedias and some magazine publishers began producing their titles on CDs. In addition, some textbooks came with bonus presentations and other supplemental content on their CDs. And then in 1993, introduced by Adobe Corporation, the Portable Document Format or PDF was developed to convert documents to a more universal format.
So the term “Paperless Office” was born. It was a boy/girl.
Around the 1990s the World Wide Web became available for the home user and almost every company incorporated their business or some part of it, on the internet. It’s also during this time that Amazon starts to sell printed books online.
Afterward, similar circumstances unfold:
- In 2004, Sony introduced the first e-book device
- In 2004 too, Google announced its plan to digitize books and offer them online
- The Sony Reader – Sony’s second attempt with an e-reader device, years later
- In 2007, Amazon released the Kindle which sells out immediately
- In 2007 Apple release iPhone, which made the possibility for a pocket computer even though it was too small at that time for reading extensively
- In 2010, Steve Jobs announced the iPad changing the digital publishing world forever. The larger screen made it practical for reading e-books. It was an epiphany for the Digital Publishing world.
Digital Publishing may be new to you, but it has a history of 40 years behind it. However you define it, it’s certainly one of the leading markets of today and it’s shaping our future. Millions of e-book capable devices are in the world and even more, are being sold every day. The push is to fill those devices with amazing content.
And that’s what digital publishing is all about.
“But Simon that’s not how it works, you are telling me history here,” you may think. Don’t worry friend, I got you covered.
At The Books Factory, this process works like a simple machine.
You come with an idea. You may know to write by yourself, but even if you don’t we help you out. Through valuable guidance throughout the whole book process (which by the way we call it “Done For You” publishing), we release and promote your book on its way becoming a bestseller.
Here’s simply how it works. A 12-step system:
- Book’s Mission
Your books need a plan, so we brainstorm with you until your book’s ideas, goals, purpose, intention, and audience are all clear. Then we create an outline, a hook, and a mission for your book.
2) Book Writing
Your dedicated Angel Writer will interview you for each chapter until the best of what you have to say is turned into text with a tone and style that reflects your message, personality, and brand.
3) Book Editing
Our book editor will ensure that everything is error-free, well-organized, and flowing smoothly. Then they’ll revise it to include your requested changed, creating something that you can be truly proud of.
We format your book to look great on all eBook readers, converting the text and images into an attractive, easy-to-read layout that keeps readers happy and engaged.
5) Paperback Interior Design
Your book interior designer will cast a professional eye over every section of your manuscript (foreword, dedication, chapters, etc.) to create an attractive layout that enhances the reading experience.
6) Book Cover Design
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but everyone does! So, our book cover designers will make sure that yours looks good enough to display on anyone’s shelf.
7) Book Trailer Video
We will create a stunning one-minute trailer video of your book to generate enthusiasm among potential readers and inspire them to buy a copy.
8) Publishing & Distribution
We will publish the paperback and eBook versions of your book on Amazon, giving you an ISBN, author bio, and book description, so you’ll be a full-fledged author and available everywhere.
9) Verified Reviews
We will send your book to Amazon’s top reviewers, along with others who may be interested in its topic to help you get early reviews that create a buzz.
10) Book Marketing
We will execute a seven-day promo cycle to advertise your book on more than a dozen websites. We will also be shouting about it on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to help drive sales and generate interest.
11) Best Seller Rank
We will help you become a best-selling author with our book launch plan, ensuring that your book reaches the #1 position in at least one category on Amazon.
12) Press Release Distribution
We will feature your book in press releases to more than hundred of media sites, including the top-tier newswires (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, etc.) positioning you as the go-to expert in your field.
Aaand that’s it. You know can brag as much as you want. You are an author, and we appreciate that – you’re well above average.
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