The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

After Napster
June 24, 2005

The Internet created a shift in how we distribute and share personal and business information. With this comes a new set of business, social and legal issues. These issues are especially complex because, while the Internet has no global borders, social and legal requirements differ across the world. Nowhere are these challenges and complexities more apparent than in the commercial distribution of digital content. Napster proved digital works can be easily copied and redistributed. The ensuing litigation underscored the fact that content owners won't hesitate to protect their copyrights. The reaction from consumer advocates and Web pundits was strong, fueled by expectations

RosettaBooks To Address BookTech 2002
January 11, 2002

Last year, nearly 3,700 book publishing professionals from across North America convened in New York City for BookTech, the only event focused on the latest technologies and techniques in the book and e-book publishing industry. The total attendance surpassed the previous year by 21 percent, and was demonstrated by a packed exhibit hall, crowded keynote address, and standing room only conference rooms. The event featured industry experts from leading companies such as Microsoft, Adobe Systems, ContentGuard, The Lehigh Press, The Mazor Corp., Simon & Schuster and World Book, among others. Leading publishers spoke of hot topics like ASP's, e-book formatting, marketing and distribution,