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Staying Current with Publishing Technologies


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Publishing has undergone rapid change in the past decade—fueled by advances in a wide range of tools and processes that inspired new, innovative products. A prime example is the rise of electronic …

Publishing has undergone rapid change in the past decade—fueled by advances in a wide range of tools and processes that inspired new, innovative products. A prime example is the rise of electronic books, which are increasingly embraced by publishers and downloaded by consumers.

James Fritz, lead content manager of Design at, explores the latest trends in technology, how they will affect publishing, and what a business can do to keep employees up to date.

This presentation will cover:
• Technology changes expected in the next 12 to 18 months
• How these innovations will affect the publishing industry
• Resources available to business for responding to change
• How online video instruction can help keep employees current

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  • 1. Advances in Publishing Technologies The Value of Online Video Instruction
  • 2. James FritzLead Content Manager, @jamesfritz
  • 3. Current Publishing Trends
  • 4. The end is nigh?
  • 5. egoaQa-gR3FJ5-51YFjb-356L8H-6HSy9d-mRnseb-9DyfM5-4oXiRF-6KjySa-5T2Hy9-gR3yUJ-4p2oFu-ezWYoN-9gXENv-5ZJtAd-7bTv1L-gR3Szz-gR3HXV-gR3WzZ-gR3Z7y- gR44oZ-gR3UEA-gR3XxF-gR44tu-gR3L6U-gR4F6P-gR3MsQ-6ACtGq-6ESU2W-iZroe4-983Tp-8pAmR-5XvRsg-98Crg1-2MCJv-2RcqHW-4qcLfg-6sCbFS Is Print Dead?
  • 6. Consumers prefer digital over print Jet magazine goes digital-only SkyMall sales are falling
  • 7. htDY9K-cNMmQU-3wQE7-6aapzd-oX4JC-6fbzGj-ndivov-6f7pqn-6fbzm7-9F6DKa-6fbzyW-asuHEU-fW4Rib-69u9pj-4phJBz-4W4G9i-7fwfP-afnBU6-aeuMXh-expEA-5BrTRP- bMnaaa-a1tKri-4JTLmq-9Hd2VM-eJxTFP-7iKsfx-5YJyXf-5twxF-5twxG-5cY2q-8JBP8k-6B9BC-5hsJu-4gP5D1-5hsJv-dtuRBd/ Is Newsstand Dead?
  • 8. iOS 7 redesign dead on arrival Apps are locked in forever Noise and confusion
  • 9. Are Mag Apps Dead? jhfZA-7e6iHa-7yEB9r-mA5RTP-6fkB6Q-guaciD-nuxk3a-8N3HDZ-ehZnD5-7xnYXj-61ChRT- kgKBP-4rtDd4-6fkzyJ-6UPEpK-5ZD2Jv-6AyrPP-6QwMte-6LPngM-jEgdG7-EKn4X-7cmYo-dc1Me1-6fgrgg-6fgrJn-9nRbXn-GhF1K-4sfVtZ-fKLDZo- fKu4ga-fcSXNo-7yWW1k-6fgpsR-5z9fyw-c62NZY-dsfozv-f6EJsp-6fgknk-e1yKHP-8v9EQR-6M7G4y-fKu4dZ
  • 10. Publishers seem to lack innovation Newsstand is not being updated Boring print replicas are uninspired
  • 11. In app reviews
  • 12. There is a grassroots campaign against in-app reviews Annoying and takes you out of the experience Aggressive and leads to bad reviews
  • 13. DPS gives up on the Kindle
  • 14. Existing apps still work Opportunity for other systems Other Android tablets are still supported
  • 15. Tablet market share
  • 16. Smartphone usage is different than tablet usage
  • 18. Distribution Methods App vs File Newsstand Selling vs sharing 1:1 or 1:Many
  • 19. Which Platforms?
  • 20. Interactivity
  • 21. To Code or Not to Code
  • 23. Mediums available today
  • 24. Interactive PDF
  • 25. Interactive PDF Easy to create/export Replica of Print Edition Hyperlinks & limited interactivity 1:1 Distribution +Pros
  • 26. Interactive PDF Requires 3rd party reader apps Lacks mass distribution Can’t replace the desktop experience, yet -Cons
  • 27. eBook/HTML
  • 28. eBook/Html Selectable text Resizable/reflowable Multimedia support Distribution via multiple stores +Pros
  • 29. eBook/Html “Coding” sometimes required Device fragmentation Tweak for each device Constant evolution/change -Cons
  • 30. InDesign Plug-in
  • 31. InDesign Plug-in Easy to create InDesign centric Lots of interactivity Easy to get started Lots of competition +Pros
  • 32. InDesign Plug-in Can be expensive Often large file size Need to redesign print documents Lots of competition -Cons
  • 33. Page Flip
  • 34. Page Flip Easy to create You only need a PDF Mature market Hyperlinks & video It has page flips! +Pros
  • 35. Page Flip Layouts may not natively fit on screens Print-centric designs Limited interactivity Store within a store (visibility) Page flips are the 21st century drop shadow -Cons
  • 36. Interactive Books
  • 37. Interactive Books Easy for kids to use Supports animation and multimedia Games are often included! +Pros
  • 38. Interactive Books Varied ways of creating Expensive No clear winner They don’t use InDesign! -Cons
  • 39. Online Creation
  • 40. Online Creation Like InDesign in a browser No software to install +Pros
  • 41. Online Creation Very early stages Limited capability -Cons
  • 42. Digital Publishing Learn to design, create, and publish interactive PDFs, digital/interactive magazines, EPUB/Ebooks for iPads and e-readers.
  • 43. Tools of the trade InDesign Acrobat CSS+HTML Editor iPad/tablets
  • 44. Digital Publishing Courses INTERACTIVE PDF Digital Publishing Fundamentals InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals InDesign Insider Training: Interactive PDFs Creating an Interactive PDF Magazine Creating an Interactive PDF Presentation Creating Accessible PDFs Creating PDF Forms with InDesign EBOOKS EPUB Fundamentals InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB Creating an Ebook for the Kindle InDesign for Web Design InDesign CS6 to HTML Distributing and Marketing Ebooks DIGITAL MAGAZINES Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training Adapting Print Layouts for Digital Publishing Designing a Digital Magazine Designing a Magazine Cover Digital Magazine Design Trends INSPIRATION Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-NG Existing course Coming soon
  • 45. Print Publishing Learn industry standard best practices for print design and print production
  • 46. InDesign® Acrobat® Photoshop® Illustrator® Tools of the trade “Adobe, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.” That’s probably not the right language, but something to that effect.
  • 47. Print Publishing Courses Core Training InDesign CC Essential Training Illustrator CC Essential Training Photoshop CC Essential Training Up and Running with Acrobat InDesign Insider Training: Print PDF’s InDesign Insider Training: Preflight and Printing Print Production Essentials Print Production Fundamentals Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks Print Production Essentials: Packaging Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish Projects Designing a Book Designing a Magazine Layout Designing a Brochure Designing a Business Card Designing a Print Ad INSPIRATION Margo Chase, Graphic Designer Creative Inspirations: Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer Existing course Coming soon
  • 48. Design Skills Teaching you techniques beyond software
  • 49. Design Skills Foundations of Typography Foundations of Color Foundations of Composition and Layout Before and After Drawing Vector Graphics Artist at Work
  • 50. Content OverviewUnderstanding the types of content that offers our members
  • 51. Tools Adobe Autodesk Microsoft Skills Inspiration Business Design Creative Creative Spark Start to Finish Insights
  • 52. Tools Up and Running Essential Training First Look New Features/Updates Projects Advanced Deep Dives
  • 53. Skills Foundations Fundamentals Artist at Work PMP Certification Hardware
  • 54. Inspiration Creative Spark Start to Finish Insights Documentaries
  • 55. Learning Paths Curated learning paths built and maintained by our content team Offers the ability to browse at playlist center Helps you discover where to go next
  • 56. Questions?