The average American spends nearly 3 hours a day on their smartphone? And that just ten apps control 98% of that time.
Amazon now controls over 50% of all books sales and 85%+ of ebook sales.
The resurgence of print is "wishful thinking rather than an understanding of what’s actually happening".
Publishers should raise prices: there 's far more flexibility than publishers think.
The merger of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) with the W3C will enable DRM-protected books in browsers.
These are just a few of the many insights you'll learn from digital publishing expert Thad McIlroy in Tizra's free webinar this Thursday. Thad has been on the cutting edge of technology trends for decades, authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, served as Program Director for the Seybold Seminars and written hundreds of articles and posts on subjects ranging from XML to metadata to marketing and publishing automation.
The 5 Top Issues Facing Association Publishing Management and how to Tackle Them!
For many, the first thought is of a Kindle, Nook or similar device, designed for a single purpose and packed with texts downloaded from a single retailer. However, it’s easy to forget just how new that notion of ebook publishing software is...or how quickly it’s changing. As broadband connections and computing power become more pervasive, the idea of “books in browsers” or “books in the cloud” is gaining traction. As has already happened in other media with services like Hulu, Netflix and Spotify, book publishers are starting to see the value in streaming content direct to users as they need it, rather than requiring them to download it to their own device before use.
The Case for Books in Browsers:
Delivering books or content in browsers is ideal for publishers that want to build a direct relationship with their consumers, as well as to maintain control over both content delivery and user experience. The benefits of web-based publishing include:
Pre-designed templates are increasingly popular as a quick way to get new Tizra sites launched, or to refresh the design of an existing site.
A key driver in both cases is keeping up with increasingly high user expectations for ease of use and visual appeal, particularly on mobile devices. To address these needs, we’ve released a major upgrade to our Bootstrap-based responsive design template. The new version makes it much easier to customize with your own colors and logo, improves mobile interaction with the latest version of the Bootstrap framework, and adds numerous other visual and usability refinements.
Existing Tizra customers can try it out now by selecting the “Bootstrap Responsive Template” in the PRESENTATION area. Or if you’d like to see a quick preview, take a look at this demo site… https://abedemo.tizrapublisher.com
Web-based software lets publishers build interaction and community around their content, without being locked into proprietary tools and devices.
February 13, 2013 (New York, NY)--Tizra announced today at the O'Reilly Tools of Change Conference a combination of upgraded user interfaces and content management tools that provide publishers with a new option for publishing interactive digital content. The system builds on the open standards of the web, providing an alternative to proprietary "walled garden" systems, which require publishers to commit to authoring tools, viewing devices and distribution channels controlled by specific vendors.
The new platform being demonstrated at the conference includes a completely re-designed web-based content viewing interface, which improves usability and compatibility across all the most popular web browsers and viewing devices, as well as enhanced linking and the ability to deliver access-controlled files in any digital format.