Saturday, 13 March 2010

Digital Publishing

As someone who has published a lot of writing on the internet over the years I have used a number of formats.   I have also got to know a lot of other people doing the same thing.

When there is a third party involved in publishing the work just about the most common complaint I hear is that it takes (or seems to take) forever and a day from the submission of the work to its actual digital publication.  Many of them decide at some point to self publish.

Why is that?  It’s all about the wait.  This is particularly irritating for those people who are selling online – their whole enterprise seems to come crashing to a standstill when waiting for the digital version of, say, their latest catalogue to be ready for exposure online.

It may sound like a cliché but at the end of the day it is true – time is money.

There are many alternative publishing options out there and if you (or are looking in to) want to self publish a digital version of your magazine, brochure or catalogue then help is at hand.

Like almost anything there is an almost bewildering array of choice out there at the moment.  However, having looked in to the whole arena of digital publication closely then we seriously think that your first port of call should be Yudu.

As well as having a long and varied history in the arena of digital publishing they now offer an on-demand self-publishing application.

It involves minimal fuss to use it and of course the huge advantage is that as it is online you can work on your latest publication that you want to self publish  anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

So unless you are four fifths up the Amazon Basin that means pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

Go take a look!


Rana Sinha said...

This looks very promising RJ. Thanks. Do you know anyone who has used this YUDU site?

RS Wing said...

A great alternative rather than other existing publishers. Interesting article.