Working with the publishing scene of Togo

by Sydney Morgan Currie 21.07.2017
Every workshop needs a group picture. This one shows the digital publishing scene of Togo. And Julian.
Every workshop needs a group picture. This one shows the digital publishing scene of Togo. And Julian.

Digital publishing opens doors to writers and publishers in Togo. Booktype's Julian Sorge was invited to teach at a week training workshop organized by the Goethe Institute and the Institut of Francais in the capital Lomé.

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Table of contents becomes the book’s dashboard

by Micz Flor 23.05.2017
In Booktype, the table of contents is the control room of the book.
In Booktype, the table of contents is the control room of the book.

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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Adobe InDesign integration with Booktype’s publishing platform

by Micz Flor 16.03.2017
Yes, you can benefit from Booktype’s collaborative, online tools and use InDesign for the final touches.
Yes, you can benefit from Booktype’s collaborative, online tools and use InDesign for the final touches.

We believe Booktype makes beautiful books. Others believe you need Adobe InDesign to make really beautiful print books. Because we listen to you (and don’t like to argue), we have added Adobe InDesign as an export channel to Booktype. Yes, this means you can now benefit from Booktype’s collaborative, online book production features and still use InDesign for the final touches. This post tells you how book designers and corporate publishers can benefit from this new feature.

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Amnesty’s Annual Report, a case study in single source publishing

by Julian Sorge 13.03.2017
Amnesty International's annual report 2016/2017 launched by Secretary General Salil Shetty
Amnesty International's annual report 2016/2017 launched by Secretary General Salil Shetty(photo: Amnesty International)

The 2016/2017 annual report was the third year in a row where Amnesty International relied on Booktype’s single source publishing technology to produce the report in nine languages - print ready by the click of a button. Amnesty International's annual report showcases the advantages of “single source publishing” with Booktype.

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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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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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