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Supporting multi-format publishing
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Supporting multi-format publishing

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Panelists address how the agile content produced by an XML workflow enables revenue growth through more effective digital marketing, content licensing, and multi-format publishing. (Leslie Hulse, …

Panelists address how the agile content produced by an XML workflow enables revenue growth through more effective digital marketing, content licensing, and multi-format publishing. (Leslie Hulse, HarperCollins Publishers)

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  • 1. Suppor&ng mul&‐format publishing Leslie Hulse VP, Digital Business Development HarperCollins Publishers Start with XML Conference January 13, 2008
  • 2. One of the largest English‐language publishers 30,000 books in print • worldwide A subsidiary of NewsCorpora&on • HC was the first publisher to digi&ze its content and create a global digital • warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate addi&onal business opportuni&es HarperCollins US publishes 5,000 books in e‐book format with DRM protec&on •
  • 3. HC’s approach to digital content Produc&on process that supports output into many formats • Centralized repository with content for online readers (below) and e‐ • books Business deals to distribute marke&ng content as widely as possible • Global solu&on that support all divisions •
  • 4. Our e‐book publishing strategy has evolved over the years 2001 2005 2009 Title Count 200 600 5,000 Approach Only Select books Select All (contracts published in e‐ permi_ng) book format Type Text Only Text with some Text, image, images and charts charts, video, audio Extras Every book had Some books had Most books don’t extra value‐add extras have extras. content (Q&A, Experimen&ng Reading Group with video, etc. Guides, etc.)
  • 5. •Conversion costs declining due to the EPUB standard and technological improvements •EPUB shibs costs from the publisher to the distributors/retailers
  • 6. Sym&o bricks & mortar distribu&on
  • 7. Lessons Learned Efficiencies to be gained from centralized produc&on processes • Set up workflow that enables lots of outputs at low cost. • Don’t over‐build or over‐tag.  Tag appropriately for your business model; • Re‐evaluate as necessary

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