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An electronic book (e-book) is a book-length digital publication consisting of text, images, or both readable on electronic devices. Sometimes electronic versions of printed books, an e-books may have no printed counterparts. Commercially published e-books are usually for dedicated reading devices, but any electronic implement with a user-operated viewing screen also can read them. More…

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Electronic Publishing

Who would think the day would come when the glorified traditional world of book publishing companies would be upstaged by a new publication technology? That technology is electronic publishing, and it is giving the patrician and staid world of traditional publishing something to think about as it rakes in millions of dollars. A company who offers electronic publishing for free is More…

By Michael Hudson on December 1, 2014   |   Categorys: Digital publishing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

Digital Libraries

A digital library, sometimes referred to as an electronic library, collects digital text, audio, video, and visual objects in an electronic media format. In addition to collection, digital libraries also organize and help with the retrieval of the data stored within the collection. As an example, is the world’s bigggest library for digital magazines. You can also create your own magazine for free.

Curated by both individuals and organizations, a digital library can vary in size from small collections of pictures and personal effects to libraries of enormous size curated by universities or research facilities. In many cases, digital library collections are made available to the public via the Internet. Content within a library is often stored on local computers found at the institution, but advancements in cloud-based storage have made it possible for library curation to occur across the web. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 25, 2014   |   Categorys: Digital publishing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

Self publishing

Definition of self publishing:

Self Publishing describes the art and science of producing a body of work undertaken by one or more authors, but without the participation of a third-party, usually referred to as a “publisher.” The author not only creates the content of the book but controls every aspect of the publication from cover design and interior page formatting to editing galleys and overseeing manuscript revisions. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 16, 2014   |   Categorys: Digital publishing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing, also referred to as DTP, is the process of creating documents using computer software that enables any variety of page layouts and design from any computer. The only requirement is that the computer has desktop publishing software installed. The software allows the user to create and print professional quality documents from a personal computer that equal or exceed the quality of a traditional printer. The quality of the text and the images makes it possible to eliminate the involvement and cost of having documents printed by a professional printer. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 10, 2014   |   Categorys: Digital publishing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

Digital distribution

Digital Distribution is method through which media content is distributed or delivered over the Internet, overriding physical distribution methods such as compact discs, DVDs and magazines. The free magazine publishing service is the biggest digital publishing platform in the world. It is also referred to as electronic software distribution (ESD), content delivery and online distribution. It became prominent in the early 2000s with the advancement of network bandwidth capabilities. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 7, 2014   |   Categorys: Digital publishing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is a group of software applications used to create, change, view and print Portable Document Format (PDF). The application was developed by Adobe System. With the free service of, it’s possible to convert any Adobe PDF document into a Flipbook. The Adobe Acrobat group of applications includes Reader, Acrobat and Adobe Reader, which is a free platform for desktop and mobile devices that may be used to view, print and annotate PDF files. The commercial version of the program with full features is only available on Windows and iOS operating systems. Adobe Acrobat applications also include a branch of commercial content management and file hosting software. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 7, 2014   |   Categorys: Adobe   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: , ,

Social Media Marketing Basics

Although defined broadly, social media marketing is basically the process of gaining increased website traffic, visibility, and online conversion rates by using one or several social media channels. In many cases, business owners will hire professional internet marketing companies to develop social media advertising campaigns for them.

In general, these social media marketing campaigns focus on the creation of content that will catch and keep the attention of the client’s target market. Once a prospective client becomes intrigued with the content advertised through a social media channel, she or he will likely share it with other individuals in their social networks. This process is known as going “viral.” Because social media advertising empowers clients to make their brands go viral, it is considered to be one of the most effective online advertising strategies of the 21st century.


By Michael Hudson on November 6, 2014   |   Categorys: Marketing   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: , ,

PDF Creator

PDF Creator is a software tool which allows users to convert various types of documents into the popular Portable Document Format (PDF) format. What distinguishes it from some other PDF converters is that it functions by creating a virtual printer which “prints” a PDF file on the user’s computer. This allows a PDF file to be created from practically any application which gives the user the option of printing a document. As such, it can be used to convert a very diverse range of documents, like images, spreadsheets and text files into PDF files. More…

By Michael Hudson on November 6, 2014   |   Categorys: PDF   |   Comments: A comment   |   Tags: ,

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