The social book marks the biggest content shift in publishing

by Micz Flor 19.10.2016
2016 Booktype, based on illustrations designed by Freepik
2016 Booktype, based on illustrations designed by Freepik

The social book: a way of working, writing and developing stories in a social way. And it is fun. You never write alone. Why is it making waves in the publishing industry? Why should traditional publishers take note?

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Know your copy rights

by Patricia Marcoccia 29.09.2016
Being informed about copyright is essential for self-publishing authors.
Being informed about copyright is essential for self-publishing authors.

Being informed is the first step to protecting self-publishing authors from an unfortunate trend in ebook plagiarism. Is it enough to count on the natural ownership you have for creating your work or should you register a common law copyright too? If an image is royalty free, does that mean you can use it for your book cover? We explore these questions and more in this post.

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Elevforlaget: students write and publish their own books

by Letizia Gambini 6.09.2016
Elevforlaget is an online educational resource for students to write and publish their own books. | Wikimedia Commons
Elevforlaget is an online educational resource for students to write and publish their own books. | Wikimedia Commons

Reading books changes lives -- quite literally. Imagine if students would learn how easy it can be to write and publish books! Harnessing the power of books to transform lives and enrich communities, the Elevforlaget platform enables students to publish their writing outside of classrooms, as printed books or e-books. Here's how Booktype facilitated this project.

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Booktype 2.1 - functionality meets design

by Julian Sorge 9.08.2016
The new Booktype image editor in action
The new Booktype image editor in action

Booktype 2.1 is now available for download! Among other great features, you can now upgrade the look and feel of your books with new layout designs and an in-text image editor. What are you waiting for? Get publishing today!

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The top seven features authors love in Booktype

by Patricia Marcoccia 3.08.2016
When writing gets tough, Booktype can help the writing get going.
When writing gets tough, Booktype can help the writing get going.

How can authors and publishers improve their writing and publishing workflow for optimal results? Here are the top seven benefits of Booktype.

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Table of contents become the book’s dashboard

by Micz Flor 4.07.2016
Inside the table of contents, a chapter can be put on hold, locked, renamed and more without leaving the master view.
Inside the table of contents, a chapter can be put on hold, locked, renamed and more without leaving the master view.

The table of contents becomes the book's control room once you enter the realm of online book production with Booktype. Chapters can be assigned to editors or translators, they can be locked, put on hold and more. In this blog post, we walk you through a few components of what the Booktype table of contents is capable of.

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How NGOs benefit from Single Source Publishing

by Julian Sorge 19.06.2016
Large organisations, like many NGOs, often are not aware that they have become publishers.
Large organisations, like many NGOs, often are not aware that they have become publishers.

The workflow for creating publications can get messy and complicated. Working along the Single Source Publishing paradigm resolves these issues for printed and digital documents.

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Creating layouts for automated book publishing

by Micz Flor 16.06.2016
Three out of ten new themes cater to reports and textbooks.
Three out of ten new themes cater to reports and textbooks.

This month, Omnibook is launching a series of new book designs. In this blog post, you will learn more bit about the challenges of creating designs for a platform that delivers digital and print publications at the same time.

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Learning from the community at DjangoCon Europe 2016

by Aleksandar Erkalović 18.04.2016
Claudina Sarahe giving a keynote about the front-end revolution I Photo by Bartek Pawlik (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Claudina Sarahe giving a keynote about the front-end revolution I Photo by Bartek Pawlik (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Booktype Lead Developer Aleksandar Erkalovic attended DjangoCon 2016 last week and he shares his experiences in this blogpost.

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The new grounds of publishing

by Julian Sorge 31.03.2016
Leipzig Book Fair 2016 had a record 195,000 guests
Leipzig Book Fair 2016 had a record 195,000 guests (photo: Uli Koch)

This year's Leipzig Book Fair did not disappoint! Here are my takeaways from one of my favorite yearly events. 

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Omnibook travels to the Leipzig Book Fair

by Julian Sorge 15.03.2016
Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring event in the publishing industry I Photo by Leipzig Book Fair
Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring event in the publishing industry I Photo by Leipzig Book Fair

We're headed to the Leipzig Book Fair, which is the most important spring event in the publishing industry. 

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