While examining publishing requirements in the year 2020, here are some of the most significant trends we’ve noticed!
Publishers are seeking ways to increase efficiencies by decreasing the amount of manual work, the number of hand-offs and other dependencies involved within their current publishing workflows. One of their top priorities is to improve their global content offering by updating back-lists to the latest formats with flexibility in distribution channels, so people can find and utilize their content in maximum ways. Another key point in their agenda is using an automated tool to support the authoring of a variety of content, including formulaic math, interactives, and animations. This tool should enable capturing as much critical metadata as possible to maximize the discoverability of content. It is also expected to provide a best-in-class author experience from content creation to product delivery and auto-generate outputs with just a simple click of a button. How to respond to this dizzying array of publishing requirements that is not only challenging but also susceptible to change?
There is no one answer to the best way to gain efficiency and increase the number of titles published each year; but for the most part, here’s how XEditPro (diacriTech’s publishing suite) can manage your publishing requirements. For starters, it is a cloud-based authoring tool packed with features that leverages automation for predictable, repeatable tasks.
XEditPro’s approach encompasses multiple strands: use of technology to automate and streamline processes, XML-first approach, online MS editing, styling, and proof checking, seamless access to stored assets and rights management, flexibility to utilize content across books, integrate to multiple platforms through API calls and simultaneous online and print deliveries. It ensures the right balance of security, governance, and accessibility to its key users. The editing interface is designed to simplify compiling and managing author queries, handling multiple user corrections, math, and complex equations, and graphics; offering inevitable opportunities to increase quality standards.
Sounds good, right? Except it doesn’t end here.
XEditPro differentiates itself by constantly providing releases of new features and capabilities without impacting existing customer’s ability to continue business as usual. It is backed by diacriTech’s dedicated in-house team who are committed to improving the publishing experience. Combined with other prepress services like Copyediting, Typesetting, and Content development across all disciplines, XEditPro contributes to the long term success of large scale book and journal publishing programs of major publishers.
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