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How NGOs benefit from Single Source Publishing

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.

Many organisations create a large number of publications and reports every year, particularly NGO’s. The workflow for creating these publications can often get messy and complicated. Working along the Single Source Publishing paradigm resolves these issues for printed and digital documents.

Working in one central publishing platform means that the entire team can benefit from well structured workflows and transparent changes in the documents from start to finish. The content is then pushed to different output formats, creating professional documents for web, print, download, mobile devices and e-readers, all with just one click.

Case Study: Amnesty International and the annual report

Amnesty International's annual report 2015/2016 was printed from Booktype's Print PDFs.

Amnesty International's annual report 2015/2016 was printed from Booktype's Print PDFs.

The Annual Report is not only the most important publication for Amnesty International but also a worldwide reference on the state of human rights. "Single Source Publishing" makes producing this 400-page document in nine languages easier than ever before.

Putting together a publication of this magnitude provides an editorial challenge with a complex workflow. After many years in which the Amnesty team had to mail hundreds of Microsoft Word® documents back and forth and keep an overview of the many versions of each documents, using a publishing platform to centrally store and  process all the texts was a welcome change.

A seamless workflow covered all steps from the creation of the text via a customised import, to translations and finally to the export of multiple output formats on demand.

Importing Microsoft Word® documents directly to the publishing platform allowed authors and translators to continue working with familiar tools. Through customer-specific document checks, common sources of errors are being circumvented. The "Full Revision History" feature allows for the comparison of all the changes beginning with the first import. This allows the team to keep track of the processing status of all individual chapters before exporting.

In just one month, the Amnesty International report was completed and published using the Single Source Publishing solution from Booktype. One click created a variety of different formats: PDFs for printing, e-reader files, HTML for websites and a special screen PDF.

The benefits for the editorial team of any NGO

Introducing a central storage and editing environment bring a number of benefits to the way the editorial team produces reports, handbooks and publications.

Your design  ...

Reports and documents are exported in your layout, including all formalities such as title page and imprint as well as custom pages such as contact information, logos and extra materials.

... on all channels

Booktype creates a variety of formats: PDF for screen, print and tablets, e-books for mobile devices, Amazon Publishing, proofs, press excerpts and HTML for your web pages. Additional formats can be developed.

Keep track of your workflows

Always keep an overview of your work with a complete set of tools that include the current editing status of every chapter, your book history, chapter versioning, tracking changes and more.

Word® import

Importing Microsoft Word (.docx) or EPUBs is an easy way to revive existing manuscripts and archives.

Everything from your browser

Your authors, translators and teams can work from anywhere; no specific software is needed. All you need is a browser and an internet connection.

Correct only once

Thanks to "Single Source Publishing", changes for all output formats only need to be made  once.

No license fee or limitations

Booktype has no license costs and the number of publications is not limited.

The Booktype editor allows everybody to work intuitively on publications in the browser.

The Booktype editor allows everybody to work intuitively on publications in the browser.

We provide support and expertise

To maximize the benefits and ease the process of integrating a new tool to the editorial team, we provide support and workshops. We are also creating custom features to make Booktype fit your needs.

  • The interface of Booktype can be adjusted to complement your corporate design and be completely integrated into your website.

  • We provide training and support in addition to a continuously updated manual that is available online.

  • We develop templates to ensure that all your content looks the way you want it to and can create a range of different layouts to match your variety of publications.

  • Additional input and output formats can be developed to integrate Booktype into your existing IT-processes and workflows.

  • We create all required user roles for your internal and external team. Access restrictions allow you to open Booktype partially to various contributors.

  • We offer professionally managed hosting, support and updates. New customers receive the first six months free.

Put your trust in a proven technology. Booktype has been used successfully for years by global organisations such as Amnesty International, the European leader for Self-Publishing BoD.de (Books on Demand) and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry. Additional customers are listed on our website in the "Who is using" section. Contact us for more information at contact@booktype.pro.

We make sure that your content will be available on all channels used by your audience.

Amnesty International's annual report 2014/2015 was created with Booktype exporting to InDesign XML.

Amnesty International's annual report 2014/2015 was created with Booktype exporting to InDesign XML.

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