Easypress Technologies is delighted to announce the launch of its new Book Publishing in the Cloud technology to deliver both print and digital books 50% faster, 50% cheaper, while still using Publishers’ existing internal print production and workflow processes.
As a leading digital publishing software developer Easypress has worked with HarperCollins UK to help shape the new Book Publishing in the Cloud technology. The new platform fulfils all of HarperCollins’ key requirements: allowing them to produce more books, with the same resources, in less time, with no dramatic change to existing editorial & production processes and requiring just a few hours of training.
Book Publishing in the Cloud is a workflow and collaborative system for the production of print, digital and eBooks. This will allow editors, typesetters and production to access, view, edit, proof, suggest changes and approve books securely through a web browser.
For the first time, HarperCollins can choose not to completely outsource the expensive phase of physical typeset production to a third-party. In partnership with the FMG Group, HarperCollins can now use Easypress’ Book Publishing in the Cloud platform which is capable of automatically producing any layout and will “regalley” [or “resize”] from Royal, to Demi, “A” and “B” formats in minutes, with no manual intervention. In addition, the unique Easypress technology can immediately produce any digital products from the book format in seconds. The ability to deliver these products directly provides HarperCollins with a 50% savings in direct costs, whilst dramatically reducing their “Time to Publish” for both Print and Digital products.
James Macfarlane, CEO of Easypress Technologies said: “We are delighted that HarperCollins UK has chosen to work with us on our new Book Publishing in the Cloud as a technology platform. Easypress has listened closely to HarperCollins future publishing needs; we have developed our technology to meet those needs and those of other publishers. Crucially, Harper Collins early understanding of this technology ahead of their competitors enables them to bring more content to market faster and in more formats, whilst also reducing costs. With Easypress, HarperCollins will be able to make their workflow decision whilst not disrupting the way they work. Easypress are delighted to work with such a dynamic and leading team in publishing and look forward to combined success over the near future.
James Graves, Global Production Sourcing Director at HarperCollins UK said: “For some time HarperCollins has been looking for ways to harness improved technology to meet the new challenges to create both print and digital products more efficiently. The new Easypress Book Publishing in the Cloud technology will substantially cut our external costs and bring considerable benefits internally in terms of improving our workflow. For instance we can now have access to any print format or digital product in seconds rather than weeks, this gives us the ability to challenge the traditional route to market, if we choose we can publish our content digitally first then re-flow into hardback or paperback book formats for any English-speaking market in seconds.
With our direct input, Easypress has developed a very unique publishing platform which is both easy to adopt and use, and delivers a great return on investment for any publisher. I believe Book Publishing in the Cloud is a technology the market has been seeking for some time.”
• Easypress Technologies are exhibiting at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, 10-13th October – Hall 4 – Stand A1312.
• For further information about Book Publishing in the Cloud and Easypress Technologies, visit www.bookpublishinginthecloud.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call UK: +44 (0) 1483 685250 / USA: +1 212 792 4094.