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Data Analysis – The Journey Continues

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Jan 27, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Nearly at the end of January and I am proud to say that I did not break any of my new year’s resolutions….quite simply because I did not set any. No, I do not have delusions of perfection; instead I have long since embraced the benefits of being realistic. So instead I made a list of things I’d just like to keep an eye on and improve. This included some “if you look at them another way they are actually resolution-like things” such as fitness levels and mindfulness (yes, I’ve bought into that one!), but also something which I see applies to the world of data analysis. And that is the need for focus.

Attention

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Topics: Analytics

Why should you use a professional eBook conversion supplier?

Posted by Catherine Twibill

Jan 22, 2015 4:00:00 PM

If you presently have eBook conversions integrated as part of your in-house book production workflow, Well Done! That’s no mean feat.

If you are still struggling with this aspect of your workflow, it may be time to consider outsourcing it. We know there are many free software options out there, but results can be sketchy and may require many hours to fix them up as well. Also file validation is an important consideration. The software may make an ePub file, but it will not always be accepted by all retailers.

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Topics: Conversions

Engaging Students, Changing Lives: Introducing eShelf.ie

Posted by Aoife Dowling

Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

We know the power of reading. For many of us at ePubDirect, that’s why we’re here. We’re driven by our shared love of books and a strong belief that reading can improve lives. What’s more, we know how to harness technology to distribute the best reading content, far and wide.

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Topics: eShelf

Digital Book World 2015

Posted by Leana Riveria

Jan 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM

"In 1987 Michael Joyce wrote what was arguably the first eBook, Afternoon, - made available via floppy disk. In 1998 NuvoMedia lauched the first dedicated eBook reader, The Rocket. In 2000 Stephen King released his novel, Bag of Bones, exclusively as an eBook and it sold around 500,000 copies in 48 hours*. Today, in the year 2015, there is an entire event dedicated to eReading known as DBW, or Digital Book World.

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Topics: Marketing, Bookfairs, DBW

Data Analysis – Getting Started

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Dec 19, 2014 2:08:47 PM

Great blogpost below from our Senior Data Analyst - Anne Gaynor. 

So here’s the thing…I have a lot of experience in working with data, over two decades in fact.  In that time I have seen the area progress from blue screen replicas of spreadsheet reports to dashboards with embedded smart maps for geographic analysis.  But, as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  And here are what I have found to be the consistent points of data analysis:

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Make the Most of iTunes

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Nov 28, 2014 3:39:00 PM

Our Retailer Manager, Helen Burnett has great tips and tricks for you.

"In our experience, Apple are among the most selective ebook sellers – not only do they have automated checks in place to ensure that they have all required metadata information and that your ebook files meet the industry standards, they also have a team of people dedicated to ensuring your book metadata is accurate and correct, and that your content falls within their specified guidelines.

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What is happening in digital today and predicting trends for tomorrow

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Nov 14, 2014 8:13:00 PM

Blog from our CTO Joe Lennon from talk at Futurebook 2014.

"Today: Mobile is eating the world

We need to stop talking about "preparing for mobile" as if mobile is something from the future. The fact is: it's already here, and has been for some time. In 2014, smartphones and tablets accounted for almost half of all consumer electronics revenue globally. These are devices that didn't even exist just seven years ago. In 2008, this figure was just six percent.

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Topics: Analytics

Our new platform...The Best just got Better!

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Nov 7, 2014 3:12:00 PM

With the launch of our new, enhanced platform for Global eBook distribution, many publishers will for the first time have quick and easy access to comprehensive market intelligence. We’re justifiably proud of the new platform--which was released to all current ePubDirect customers Monday 3rd November 2014 --it offers a suite of crisp dashboards and concise, timely reports that make it dramatically easier to stay on top of expanding markets. Or, to put it in the words of Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director at Profile Books, “ePubDirects’s analytics system is brilliant. Detailed, powerful and user friendly, it is a best in class product offering real and helpful insights. This is a publishing tool fit for the age of data.”

Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse

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Topics: The eBook Market, Analytics

ePubDirect are hiring.....again!

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Oct 31, 2014 4:53:00 PM

 

ePubDirect is built on a passion for books and technology, providing award winning eBook distribution services to publishers around the world. Our business is managing eBook distribution and sales, making it as easy as possible, enabling the pursuit of global opportunities that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. As a technology company, our business is built on being agile enough to anticipate the road ahead. We know the pace of change is relentless, the twists and turns unexpected, and The Next Big Thing is always around the corner.

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Topics: Off Topic Stuff!

eBook Subscription Services - Does the Netflix model work?

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Oct 16, 2014 5:00:00 PM

eBook Subscription Services - does the Netflix model work with eBooks?
It seems like the entire world is talking about eBook subscription services right now. Since news of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service, there has been much discussion about the subscription model, how it affects publishers and authors, and that price point - just $9.99 per month. In this blog post, we'll dig into how the subscription model works, and what it means for readers, authors, publishers and the competitive landscape in general.

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Topics: The eBook Market

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