How eBooks Have Changed The World

Digital books or eBooks have been around for quite some time now.   Most of the books and textbooks that come out today are released in both formats.  Some users prefer feel and overall experience of a paper book.  And some prefer the convenience of a digital edition.  But in some instances, the choice is […]

The Benefits of Content Validation

Content Validation is an important part of any workflow.  Validation ensures that content-breaking errors don’t make it through to delivery and helps catch things that human eyes might miss.  And, when executed skillfully, it can also help improve returns and even grow your business.  Here are three ways this can happen. Increased Output Accuracy  A […]

Content Validation: Errors vs Warnings

Making an eBook is easy.  Making a good eBook… that’s a bit more of a challenge.  At a minimum, validation can prevent broken or erroneous content from being sent through production.  But can validation also help us make good content?   It absolutely can.  That is, if the person creating the validation rules understands what […]

Why Is Error Reporting Important?

Validation is an important part of any publisher’s workflow.  It prevents broken or flawed content from moving forward undetected.  And it helps reduce the amount of manual intervention and QA required by the workflow process.  But identifying errors and halting erroneous content is only half of the story.   After all, once the error is […]

Accessible eBooks Are For Everyone.

Content Made with Everyone in Mind For a long time, readers who were blind would need to seek either braille editions or raised print editions.  These editions, if they existed at all, were printed in very limited quantities and could be very expensive.  Audio books are another option, but again, not every book will be […]

How to Write a Copyright Page

For most writers, the Copyright page is among the least exciting pages to write. The cryptic, legal-sounding writing can be daunting and leave you wondering where to start. Fortunately, copyright pages are really more of a tradition than a necessity and getting it wrong (or even leaving it out) usually isn’t the end of the world. […]

Does My eBook Need an ISBN?

What is an ISBN?  An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier used to track books.  This 13 digit number helps sellers and consumers track your book.  ISBNs can also provide information about what country a book was published in, what language—and more.  Do I need an ISBN for an eBook?  Not necessarily. […]

How Can Publishers Use Voice Assistants to Succeed?

Voice Assistants Have Caught On The Smart Speaker industry is growing fast. The first Amazon Echo devices were released in 2014. Now, nearly 90 million adults in the United States have some kind of smart speaker in their homes. They’re in movies and on TV.  Asking Alexa or Google or Siri a question has become […]

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