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  • 1. 01001101 10110010 D IG IT A L 10111101 01101010 IS T R IB U T IO N 01001101 10110010 Formats : Devices : Channels : DRM 10111101 01101010 01001101 RICHARD PIPE 10110010 10111101 www.infogridpacific.com 01101010 01001101 FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 2. Digital Publishing Distribution Formats Devices Channels DRM FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 3. A Little History 1999 - 2004  20,000 books (Taylor & Francis)  Text books  Travel guides  Multiple languages  5 e-book formats  3 POD Formats  3 DRM systems FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 4. Formats  Print on demand for Lightning Source and Anthony Rowe  MS Reader  Palm Reader  Adobe eReader – retypeset the books on a pagebreak basis  Mobipocket  Gemstar - Rocket Book and Softbook  Online – NetLibrary, Baker and Taylor, InformIT, Books 24x7  e-Subscribe, e-Print, e-Compile FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 5. Technology  Production technology  eBookstores  Downloadable DRM Reader  Digital Asset Management  Distribution Systems FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 6. Formats
  • 7. Formats that matter  e-book  PRC/AZW – a.k.a. Mobipocket  e-pub  Other  PDF  Book Preview  Online FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 8. Mobipocket aka Kindle FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 9. EPUB FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 10. FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 11. E-book format summary  Don't  Don't even think about any format except e-pub  Don't ever think about any proprietary format  Don't ever think about legacy formats  Do  Think e-pub  Think Online  Consider PDF if applicable FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 12. PDF FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 13. The new “non” format  Online book preview tool  Google  ScribD  Many others FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 14. Online Content  Reusable Content  Content Objects  Customized content  High value subscription content  Supplementary and value addition FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 15. Print on Demand  Supporting the long tail  New print strategies FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 16. Devices
  • 17. E-book Devices  Just expect more, and more, and more of them Android, Symbian, iPhone, MS Mobile le  il a b v a s A ur e P ict N o FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 18. Devices & Presentation  Design for the format FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 19. Don't production compensate for devices or reader applications  They all suck  Most are only good for novels  Don't believe the brochure pictures FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 20. Devices – Predictions - Challenges  Books are becoming the less preferred way to do everything  e-books are a generation transition tool FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 21. Channels
  • 22. Amazon Channel Distribution  The list is endless and  DAM/DAD services growing  Ingram  Amazon (regional)  Libre Digital  Barnes & Noble  North Plains  Content Reserve (Overdrive)  Value Chain International  eBook stores  Google search file:///D:/____NZ%20Presentation/Images/Distribution/powellsbooks_logo.gif  Net Library file:///D:/____NZ%20Presentation/Images/Distribution/waterstones_logo.gif  Baker & Taylor file:///D:/____NZ%20Presentation/Images/Distribution/booksamillion_logo.png FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 23. FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 24. NZ Distribution  Bookshops  Online Retailers  Specialty Web services (e-content) FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 25. Your Own Bookstore  Sell eBooks direct  and through retail partners  Add promotional tools  Preview Inside  Author sites  Book related events  Reviews FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 26. Define the Spine at Runtime  Custom content strategies  No real channels out there at present – you will have to do your own thing  User assembled content  Value added content FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 27. DRM
  • 28. Digital Rights Management  for ePub – ADEPT  Overdrive for service provision to blackwells  Mobipocket  Social DRM (Watermarking)  Sealed DRM  No DRM FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 29. Summary
  • 30. FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 31. Conclusion  Formats are straight forward  Devices are an ongoing mad-house  Distribution channels are noisy & difficult  DRM is available, and robust enough  New DRM models probably need trying  The problems have been solved. It's about implementation FORMATS DEVICES CHANNELS
  • 32. Thank You