The world of eBooks has undergone significant changes in the last couple of years. Consumers are no longer satisfied with PDF-format eBooks with hyperlinks, images, and text. The eBook format itself has undergone many shifts.
For instance, audiobooks, virtual reality, and interactive eBooks enhanced with games and multimedia have gained popularity. eBooks are being leveraged as a content tool by a mix of K12 education providers, brands, non-profits, independent authors, and social media influencers because of their accessible, shareable quality.
Hence, eBooks are a key part of the digital publishing market, expected to grow from $170.24 billion in 2021 to a market size of $367.19 billion by 2030 as per recent reports. More specifically, the eBook market is projected to grow from $ 16.42 billion in 2023 to $20.74 billion by 2028.
Innovative eBook software will play a transforming role in helping authors, and businesses gain a competitive edge when creating and distributing high-quality eBooks. This blog outlines ten valuable features brought to the table by such a digital publishing platform.
Table of Contents:
- What is eBook software?
- Ten must-have features in eBook software
- Leverages the power of the cloud
- Publishes multimedia and interactive eBooks
- Compatible across operating systems and devices
- Easy PDF to ePUB conversion
- Make data-driven decisions
- Protect copyright and revenues
- Seamlessly upgrade existing content
- Distribute content seamlessly
- Easy integration of eStore
- Helps produce accessible content
What is an eBook software?
eBook software is a digital publishing suite that combines integrated tech-enabled tools and services, which collectively help creators publish high-quality, interactive, accessible eBooks.
The software simplifies and expedites the entire eBook design and distribution process while simultaneously raising the quality of output. Publishers and authors can produce a wide range of eBooks – from eTextbooks, fiction, and non-fiction, to children’s books and branded books – at scale.
Ten must-have features in eBook software
Here’s a snapshot of how cutting-edge eBook software is revolutionizing eBook production for businesses:
Leverages the power of the cloud
As the consumption of eBooks goes up, eBook production needs to happen at scale. Hence production teams require access to a single, unified platform that brings all stakeholders and content materials onto one streamlined interface.
This is possible with cloud-based eBook software, which can be accessed by multiple team members in various geographies simultaneously. Creators can drag and drop all content raw material stored on the cloud and expedite eBook production. eBooks can also be saved, categorized, and accessed with ease, anytime.
Publishes multimedia and interactive eBooks
The use of eBook software enables creators to build highly interactive eBooks. Consumers can leverage multiple senses – sound, touch, and sight – to engage with content. Besides using images and text, content creators can easily integrate formats like video, augmented reality, audio presentations, games, and 3D animations. All these elements can be seamlessly integrated to create a cohesive consumer experience.
Compatible across operating systems and devices
Today, good eBook software helps design and deliver eBooks compatible across multiple devices – from smartphones and tablets to computers and laptops. Such a publishing platform enables consumption across multiple operating platforms, such as Android Devices, HTML5, iPad / iPhone (iOS), and Windows.
Hence, creators need not develop separate eBooks for diverse systems and devices. This feature drastically brings down the effort invested in each production.
Easy PDF to ePUB conversion
eBook software enables easy conversion of PDFs into ePUB, a popular format due to its versatility and adaptability across devices like Kindle, Nook, laptops, a Kobo reader, tablets, iPads, and smartphones.
This is a useful feature because several eBooks, such as textbooks, already exist in PDF format. But they are low on accessibility. By converting to ePUB, PDF books can be user-friendly across all devices.
Make data-driven decisions
Access to data is one of the most important pillars of business success. eBook software comes with in-built analytics that helps publishers make data-driven decisions. They can customize dashboards and get detailed insights about readership patterns and behavior.
They can get deeper insights into popular interactive formats, geographical data of readers, and popular content. Existing and future content can be published based on valuable real-time data.
Protect copyright and revenues
One of the major worries for publishers is the reduction of revenues due to duplication and piracy of eBook content. eBook software is helping reverse this trend as it comes with a digital rights management system(DRM). This facility ensures that only authorized users can access the content. Publishers can protect monetization efforts and revenues and reduce the potential for piracy of their content.
Seamlessly upgrade existing content
Publishers looking to upgrade content can now do it with ease. For instance, they may seek to digitize a paper book on financial management and add multimedia elements. Using eBook software, they can add a video featuring the author, audio representations, and infographics of impact testimonials by readers. These elements help add value for consumers, while publishers can re-monetize the book in a new avatar.
Distribute content seamlessly
eBook software also comes with seamless distribution capabilities. When receiving content, consumers need not download attachments, click on hyperlinks, or struggle with viewing content. They can enjoy a unified viewing experience and seamlessly engage with content in the process.
Easy integration of eStore
Authors and publishers can easily integrate new eBooks into their eStore. A superior eBook software is Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) compliant. This means you can also integrate it into an existing Learning Management System (LMS) or eStore, where consumers can access it for free or by purchasing it. So you can start selling the eBook within minutes of publishing.
Helps produce accessible content
There is a growing demand for eBooks that are accessible to people with a wide range of reading challenges, as well as those consumers seeking books in different languages. eBook software helps bring accessibility to all eBooks without needing to publish separate editions. eBooks can also be published in multiple languages, thus removing language barriers.
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The usage of eBooks software is already helping a wide range of content creators, and publishers publish high-quality, interactive eBooks cost-effectively.
This tech-enabled solution can help professionals and businesses save time and effort and raise productivity and collaboration between various stakeholders. They can also protect their products from piracy and dilution of revenues through the digital rights management functionality of eBook software.
Thus with so many benefits, publishing eBooks – from start to finish – becomes an optimized operation delivering a higher return on investment (ROI).
Big publishing companies, enterprises, higher educational institutes and brands can leverage cloud-based publishing platforms like KITABOO to publish, distribute, market and amplify their eBooks to their audiences worldwide.
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