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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New Booktype output features create laid-out, print-ready PDFs across languages

by Micz Flor 25.02.2016

Amnesty International has just published their 2015/16 Annual Report, a 400-page publication on the state of human rights in 160 countries. Each chapter is written by a regional expert and translated into nine languages, including Simplified Chinese and right-to-left Arabic, which are delivered simultaneously every year. To manage the complex publishing workflow, Amnesty International migrated the key aspects of the project and team to the Booktype publishing platform for the second year in a row.

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When is a proof no proof of anything? Introducing Full revision history reports

by Daniel James 25.02.2016
Thousands of people march through the streets of central London in support of refugees on 12 September, 2015 (Photo by © Amnesty International). The refugee crisis is one of the topics covered in the Amnesty International annual report.
Thousands of people march through the streets of central London in support of refugees on 12 September, 2015 (Photo by © Amnesty International). The refugee crisis is one of the topics covered in the Amnesty International annual report.

Amnesty International has just published their 2015/16 Annual Report, a 400-page publication on the state of human rights in 160 countries. To manage the complex publishing workflow, Amnesty International migrated the key aspects of the project and team to the Booktype publishing platform for the second year in a row.

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Make good books faster with Booktype

by Daniel James 25.01.2016
Book production in a dynamic HTML and XML-first single-source system can be very fast I Photo by Sourcefabric
Book production in a dynamic HTML and XML-first single-source system can be very fast I Photo by Sourcefabric

Two new developments have made Booktype deployment and PDF rendering even faster. The first enhancement is that .deb packages of Booktype 2.0 are now available from our apt server for Debian 8.2 'Jessie' and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 'Trusty'. The second enhancement came with the release of PHP 7.0.0.

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Make real books on the open web at MozFest

by Daniel James 30.10.2015
MozFest is where passionate technologists, educators and creators meet to create innovative solutions for the web I Photo by flickr user Mozilla in Europe (CC BY-SA 2.0)
MozFest is where passionate technologists, educators and creators meet to create innovative solutions for the web I Photo by flickr user Mozilla in Europe (CC BY-SA 2.0)

We’re headed to MozFest in London this week where  we’re planning to showcase the most recently released version of Booktype, 2.0 and to meet all the wonderful people who are working to make the web a better place. Are you headed to MozFest too? Let us know!

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Omnibook offers a free platform for #NaNoWriMo authors

by Micz Flor 28.10.2015
Omnibook.pro is a place for authors to get creative, exchange ideas, discuss and collaborate, a social platform for writing and producing books.
Omnibook.pro is a place for authors to get creative, exchange ideas, discuss and collaborate, a social platform for writing and producing books.

Sometimes you need a little push to jump. The “National Novel Writing Month” (NaNoWriMo) makes over 300,000 authors jump into the adventure of writing a book every year. They all sign up to the challenge: write a novel from scratch in the month of November.

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Booktype 2.0 released, enabling authors and publishers to create books in their browser

by Letizia Gambini 12.10.2015
Every user's activity, books, groups and collaborations are displayed in the Dashboard to allow an overview and direct access.
Every user's activity, books, groups and collaborations are displayed in the Dashboard to allow an overview and direct access.

Today we announce the release of a new version of Booktype, marking the most significant update since the open source software was initially launched. The redesigned Booktype 2.0 is based on the principle of single source publishing and allows authors to create beautiful books for print and digital distribution. Publishers can use Booktype to manage their entire catalogue in one place, providing authors, translators and proofreaders with all the tools they need.

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Booktype 2.0: everything a book can be

by Julian Sorge 28.09.2015
Booktype 2.0 lets you easily collaborate when creating the beautiful books
Booktype 2.0 lets you easily collaborate when creating the beautiful books

Welcome to Booktype 2.0, the newest version of our software that enables authors and publishers to create beautiful books for print and digital distribution straight from their browser.

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