Join Us for a Lunch and Learn Webcast: 10 Things to Consider in Developing your Digital Publishing Strategy

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Everyone is thinking about digital publishing, but are you ready to make it a strategic part of your publishing business?

According to the Pew Research Center, 23 percent of Americans 16 and older read ebooks within the last year. With more and more content being consumed online, publishers are going beyond tactical one-offs, and taking a serious strategic look at the transition to digital publishing as a core part of their business. In this free webinar hosted by Digital Book World, we will review the 10 most important factors publishers need to consider.
The webcast will feature a presentation by Stanford University’s HighWire Press, the technology partner and platform to 150 scholarly publishers, on the decision process they went through when selecting a strategic partner to enhance their ebooks product offering.
Join Digital Book World, Tizra, and HighWire on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12pm ET to get the inside scoop on what to consider in building your digital business.

Attendees Will Learn
– What questions to ask stakeholders regarding distribution, audience, monetization and more
– How to leverage technology to improve discoverability of content and create new revenue opportunities
– What to look for in a strategic partner to supplement your in-house staff and speed your time-to-market
– How to future-proof your offering against the ever-changing e-reading landscape
– What factors HighWire considered in choosing Tizra to power their ebook publishing platform
Participants
– Abe Dane, President and COO of Tizra, Inc.
– Melinda Boland, Sr. Product Manager, eBooks at HighWire Press
Moderator
Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director at Digital Book World
Who Should Attend
– Digital publishers interested in offering online content direct to their audience
– Educational publishers
– Scholarly & professional publishers
– Associations & societies who publish or sell research, journals, or online content
This webcast is a service of Digital Book World and sponsored by Tizra. A recording of the webcast will be available to Digital Book World members.

Register today!


About the Presenters
attachment-1Abe Dane is a founder of Tizra, and has been working in publishing and e-commerce for 25 years. He launched Hearst's first magazine branded web site in 1994, and then was founding editor of HomeArts, a magazine portal that became one of the web’s top ad revenue earners. He later worked on projects for organizations including Oxford University Press, Gale and MIT OpenCourseWare. Prior to 1994, he was a technology journalist, including a stint as Science/Technology Editor at Popular Mechanics and a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.

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Melinda Boland began work as the Senior Product Manager for the Folio product at HighWire Press in the summer of 2013. Prior to HighWire, Melinda accrued 15 years experience in higher education publishing developing e-learning products for the life, earth, and social sciences. Working toward a Masters of Library and Information Science broadened her interest in working in publishing automation and ebooks. Melinda holds a Bachelor of the Arts from University of California, Santa Cruz in literature.

Princeton University Press Partners with Tizra to Take Einstein Papers Online

Unprecedented project will make nearly 30 volumes of Albert Einstein's papers available throughout the world.

October 9, 2013 (Providence, RI) -- Princeton University Press has selected Tizra as the digital publishing platform it will use to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available online.  One of the most ambitious publishing ventures ever undertaken in the documentation of the history of science, The Collected Papers will ultimately comprise more than 14,000 papers selected from all phases of Einstein's career and fill nearly 30 volumes.

The online version hosted by Tizra will provide easy, searchable access to the full archive, and will offer features including:

  • Powerful, bilingual search, with page-specific search results.
  • Links between German text and corresponding English translations.
  • Persistent, page-specific URLs to facilitate citation, referencing and discussion.
  • Easy online viewing in all common web browsers, including those on the most popular mobile devices.

"The Einstein Papers Project is a major scholarly undertaking and we are very pleased to be able to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available not just in print, but now online," said Kenneth Reed, Digital Production Manager. "We determined that Tizra was the right partner because of its highly flexible, open and intuitive content delivery approach, and strong reputation for reliability."

The Collected Papers provides the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament.

"We are incredibly honored that our technology was selected by The Einstein Papers Project," said David Durand, CEO of Tizra.  "We founded Tizra because of our belief in the power of the web to make important content widely available, and it's hard to think of any that qualifies more clearly than the collected papers of Einstein."

About Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections, both formal and informal, to Princeton University. As such it has overlapping responsibilities to the University, the academic community, and the reading public. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate scholarship (through print and digital media) both within academia and to society at large. We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds in academia, from the most respected senior scholar to the extraordinarily promising graduate student, in each of the disciplines in which we publish. Through the publication of works of scholarly significance, Princeton University Press fulfills part of the mission of Princeton University by furthering its fundamental commitment to the dissemination of knowledge.

About the Einstein Papers Project
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein were selected from among more than 40,000 documents contained in the personal collection of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), and an additional 40,000 Einstein and Einstein-related documents collected by the editors and the staff of the Einstein Archives since the beginning of the Einstein Project.  The Collected Papers will provide the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament.  Sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University Press, the Einstein project was located at and supported by Boston University from 1986 to 2000. Currently located at and supported by The California Institute of Technology, the project will continue to make available a monumental collection of primary material. The Albert Einstein Archives are located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

About Tizra
Tizra's powerful, proven web application makes it easy to sell ebooks and other digital content direct to readers, with unparalleled flexibility. Combining an intuitive web control panel with uniquely integrated content remixing, ecommerce, SEO and mobile web capabilities, Tizra empowers content owners to respond quickly to market feedback and build brands that will hold up over the long haul.  The company is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and funded in part by Rhode Island's Slater Technology Fund.

See Tizra at the Frankfurt Book Fair




Guten Tag! If you are attending the Frankfurt Book Fair and thinking about your digital publishing strategy, we’d like to meet with you to tell you about all the great things happening at Tizra including:

Find Tizra at:
The American Collective Stand
Hall 8.0 S31
or email us at carlos.martinez@tizra.com to arrange a meeting.


Please join us in congratulating HighWire on the launch of Folio!


Built on the HighWire Open Platform and leveraging Tizra for ebook integration, Folio is a flexible, scalable, ebook solution, providing a user-friendly, intuitive reading experience tailored to a publisher’s specific audience and content.  


Join HighWire for a glass of bubbly and a demo of Folio including the Duke eBooks’ library release:
Wednesday, 9 October @ 16:30
Hall 4.2 K 17


Reserve your spot today! rsvp@highwire.org