Toc08 Goldthwaite Handouts

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Presented at the 2008 O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (http://toc.oreilly.com)

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Toc08 Goldthwaite Handouts

  1. 1. Vendor Evaluation Checklist The following checklist can be used to evaluate the experience of potential vendors. Does the vendor have experience in conversion for your specific product type [trade book, magazine, journal, textbook, etc.]? Does the vendor have experience in conversion for your specific subject area [poetry, mathematics, foreign language, etc.]? How long has the vendor been providing conversion services? Request and verify a vendor’s references. Ask each reference if they are willing to provide the following information: 1) Number of titles/pages completed. 2) Timeframe in which the above volume was completed. 3) Product type/subject area included in conversion. 4) Quality of conversion work on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent. 5) Quality of vendor’s project management on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent. 6) Satisfaction with the vendor’s commun

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