Editions have been the traditional model of publishing since the invention of the printing press: the time when periodicals first took off. However, there can be little doubt in today's publishing world that the market has changed. Not only has there been a shift from traditional printing and distribution to digital formats, but now there is a decreasing reliance on the edition model.
There are basically only two ways to improve profit margins in any business. One is to increase prices, and the other is to decrease costs. In the current economic environment, raising prices is challenging, as even major manufacturers have discovered.
If you have been looking for alternatives to Adobe DPS for the publishing of digital magazines, these four alternate programs may be a good fit. They are all professional level platforms with many of the features you may have liked about past Adobe software.
There are many good reasons for publishing a digital magazine and one of the great features of digital publishing is that it’s accessible to smaller teams of people and even individuals.
Although the fundamentals of creating a digital magazine are much the same as the fundamentals of creating a paper magazine, there are some fairly major differences too.
Would it be helpful to possibly save six figures or more a year on pre-press design and production costs? There’s a whole new way of producing ads and editorial pages – subcontracting over the web. Paperlit is teaming-up with Design2Pro in the USA to help publishers take advantage this new possibility and produce print ready PDFs, with significant savings. This way, more resources could be ...
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Last week I read an interesting article from David Hicks exploring the reasons many publishers are reducing costs associated with the digital edition, mainly in creation and distribution. This got me thinking, "Is the digital edition dead?"
When it comes to publishing and distributing your magazine with a mobile app, there are a few different ways to format your digital magazine. Traditionally, publishers have published digital replicas - a simple PDF version of their magazine - which for many circumstances gets the job done.