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Electronic commerce and online publishing
Electronic commerce and online publishing
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Electronic commerce and online publishing
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  • 1. Electronic Commerce and Online Publishing
  • 2. History Of Print-Publishing
    • Until the advent of radio it was the great means of communications. As paper became more widely available in 13 th century writing became more prominent.
    • By 15 th century around 12,000,000 books in 35,000 edition had been published.
    • The world 1 st news paper was published in Germany in 1609.
    • In 17 th century printing was being viewed as a threat to established power , both religious and political
  • 3. History Of Online-Publishing
    • Online-Publishing has been around for about 10 years, ever since people started putting their text file on the internet in an effort to share information.
    • We look at online publishing in the same term in which we think of print publishing – a work meant for public consumption that entails professional cares given to design, editing and distribution.
  • 4. What is e-Publishing
    • e-Publishing can be used to refer to the efforts of conventional publisher to adopt their existing forms of hard copy publishing to take advantage of new opportunity offered by information infrastructure.
    • Online text includes books, essays, scholarly papers, journals, magazines, call for papers, press releases, newsletters and newspapers.
    • Publishing online is much less expensive than paper publishing because it does not require the publisher to use paper, ink, printing, photography, binding, postage and marketing.
    • e-Publishing includes publishing of e-books and electronics articles and development of digital liberaray.
  • 5. e - publishing
    • Online-Publishing is an e- commerce of digital goods and services that are intended for consumption by human senses.
    • Here the goods and services includes:-
        • Documents in e-form, including articles and books
        • Data, including statistics.
        • Low volatilities reference information- dictionary, encyclopedia.
        • High volatilities reference information- news and whether forecasts.
        • Projected sounds - speeches and musical performances
        • Projected video and animation.
  • 6. Advantage of e-publishing
    • Low Cost
    • Multimedia
    • Less Paper used
    • e– text Sharing
    • e- libraries
    • Searching e documents
    • Making copies of ducuments
    • Hard copy can be made by taking print out of the book
    • Easy to update with no extra cost.
    • Works published electronically have an ISBN number, just like printed books. This means anyone can walk into a storefront bookstore and order an electronic copy of the book.
    • Writers get a higher percentage of royalties through e-publishing because the initial financial layout for the publisher is so much less than for a paper publisher. Some writers receive as much as 70% of the profits in royalties.
  • 7. Disadvantages of e-Publishing
    • Difficult to identify the actual author.
    • Reading text – tiring
    • Required a proper setup to read : computer system.
    • Retrievability.
    • Difficult to release free edition and paid distribution paralelly.
    • Writers do not receive an advance. This is not just a financial disadvantage
    • Piracy is another concern in the e-publishing industry
    • To date, electronic works sell far fewer copies than paper books. Many people aren’t aware of e-publishing and others prefer reading a book from print rather than electronically.