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  1. 1. University of Mysore Department of studies in library and information science Seminar on : ”e-Publishing”
  2. 2. Presented To: Kumara Sir. M.L.I.Sc. Manasagangotri, Mysore. Presented by: Shanthakumara,T.N 1st M.L.I.Sc. Manasagangotri Mysore
  3. 3. e-publishing: is short for electronic publishing, referring to a type of publishing that does not include printed books. Instead, it takes the format of works published online, on a compact disk, emailed, or provided in a file format compatible with handheld electronic readers. This is an alternate form of publication especially attractive to new writers, and it has both advantages and disadvantages over traditional printed books
  4. 4. “What is e-Publishing”? E-Publishing, also called as Electronic Publishing or digital publishing, Desk top publishing, Online publishing, Web publishing referring to a type of publishing that does not include printed books. E-publishing has become more and more common to distribute books, magazines, and newspapers to consumers through tablet reading devices. And electronic publications not only distributed via Internet such as online publishing or web publishing when in the form of a website, they can also saved offline on CD and DVD.
  5. 5. HISTORY Term introduced by William Dijikhuis in 1977. The very first e-publication came in 1980s in the form of plain text emails. They were sent to the subscriber via a mailing list. 1st e-journal- ELECTRONIC LETTERS ONLINE by (1994-95) OCLC. 1985-1995 referred to as a period of digital revolution . i.e.. a shift from analog to digital treatment of information. CD-ROMS PDF.
  6. 6. What are the Benefits of e-Publishing! As for publishers, e publishing has numerous benefits: lower investment, cheaper production costs, low inventory storage costs, and most important of all, the ability to build a stronger global customer base. The benefit of electronic publishing comes from using three attributes of digital technology: XML tags to define content, style sheets to define the look of content, and metadata to describe the content for search engines. With the use of tags, style sheets, and metadata, this enables reflow able content that adapts to various reading devices or delivery methods.
  7. 7. “Types of e-Publishing”  e-mail publishing  e-book publishing  e-journals  Electronic links  Web publishing.
  8. 8. Why e publishing? E publishing gives authors the opportunity to reach a global audience in a cost effective manner. Also, E publishing is the happening phenomenon in the present day knowledge economy! All the more reason to give it a try. For an author this is a promising, cost effective manner of publishing his/her work and reaching out to a large global audience.
  9. 9. What are the different services required before e-publishing? E publishing is akin to conventional publishing. Only the final product is in the digital form instead of paper. Therefore, any book to be published has to undergo all quality checks and mandatory registrations, like:  Editing  Cover page design  E book Design  ISBN registration  Copyright certification  Marketing
  10. 10. Some of the advantages of e-publishing include the following: Negligible investment by the publisher translates to a greater willingness to take on untried writers and non-traditional characters, story lines, and manuscript lengths. Faster publishing time for accepted manuscripts. Rather than waiting up to two years for a manuscript to see print, this method generally publishes work within a few weeks to a few months after acceptance.
  11. 11.  Greater flexibility within the writer/publisher relationship. E-publishing affords more say to writers in preparing works for publication. A paper publisher might ask a writer to change a character, plot line, or other features of a story to make it more marketable.  Writers have the ability to update the text often and easily at virtually no cost. This is particularly handy for works related to fast-moving industries, such as computer technology. Since the publisher does not have an investment in printed books already lining shelves, text can be electronically updated in seconds.
  12. 12.  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.
  13. 13. Disadvantages: -Piracy Anything digital can be pirated. -DRM Digital Rights Management, a way of protecting your work is not always offered or advised. -File formats are not interchangeable between software applications. -As more readers download books and only buy digital, face-to-face book selling becomes more difficult
  14. 14.  Lower Sales While royalties are higher than print, e-publishing sales are lower. Hitting your 500th sale is considered successful in e- publishing.  No Advance Many e-publishers don't pay an advance. Not only is this another financial disadvantage for authors but many genre organizations don't consider a book "commercially published" unless an advance is paid. o Bookstore Availability Online bookstores carry many e-books. But if you visit your local brick and mortar store, the scene is quite different.
  15. 15.  Format E-publishing initially required readers to have certain software for e-books. Most have now adapted their formats to serve their customers better.  Reading Online Reading an entire e-book on your computer's monitor may leave consumers blurry about e- publishing.
  16. 16. Conclusion Thus, e-publishing or the electronic publishing is one of the good electronic resources. In this way we have our required data from the web instantly. e-publishing is a best way to publish our articles throughout the web to worldwide users or readers. And it’s a good way to retrieve data from the web by at least cost.
  17. 17. Reference: 1)G. Ellison (2002). “e-Publishing Process". Journal of Political Economy 110 (5): 947- 993. 2)Wikipedia.Webopedia.2009.
  18. 18. Thank you………