Content & Digital

E-book Digital Publishing Services

Digital Publishing

What is 3rd.Life Digital Publishing Services?

3rd.Life Digital Publishing Services is essentially an eBook designing and digital publishing service for publishers, authors or institutions who wish to convert their physical books / content to the ePub format, both in free flowing text format as well as the fixed flow graphical audio-visual highly interactive format. So books can be converted as it is or the content can be presented in a new design along with interactive tools as per requirement.

For end readers, content in the ePub format provides a unique reading experience. The real life physical book reading experience is enmeshed with high end technology so as to provide the elements of page turning, note making, bookmarking, passage highlighting, etc on their hand held electronic devices.

Trends in the Publishing Industry:

Against the backdrop of the entire digital shift of the publishing industry worldwide, where sale of eBooks are surpassing the sale of hardcover and paperback ones on a daily basis, there is a growing demand by online publishers worldwide for a solution that would help them make the most of the digital revolution and help them sustain in the long run. For local small to medium sized publishers, as well as individual authors, digital publishing is the easiest and most economical way to reach out to a wider customer base and transform one’s business model for the better. Moreover, academic institutions or even corporates who give out books, manuals, etc to its stakeholders on a regular basis are in need of a digital platform so as to improve the access to the content as well as reduce production, operational, transportation and storage costs. For end users, the ebook publishing format is more convenient, attractive, less expensive and provides a much enriching reading experience.

Benefits for publishers:

For digital publishers, converting books into the ePub format:

  • Offers the end readers a more interactive and unique book reading experience
  • Makes the book accessible to a wide market spread all over the globe
  • Eliminates printing costs, transportation and inventory cost, etc
  • Makes it a low investment, low risk, high return business in the long run
  • Makes version control of books very easy
  • Provides a lucrative avenue for additional revenue generation
  • Creates a brand for the publisher

Benefits for authors:

For authors, converting books into the ePub format:

  • Offers the author a complete digital presence including profile, a private library, subscription or book purchasing options, etc – creating an entire brand for the author
  • Offers the readers a more interactive and unique book reading experience
  • Makes the book accessible to a wide market spread all over the globe
  • Eliminates printing costs, transportation cost, etc
  • Makes it a low investment, high return business in the long run
  • Makes version control of books very easy
  • Provides a lucrative avenue for additional revenue generation
  • Provides security against loss or damage of physical books

Benefits for Organizations/Institutions:

For institutions / corporates, converting books into the ePub format:

  • Offers the institution a complete digital presence including profile, a private library, subscription or book purchasing options, etc
  • Offers the possibility of designing text books in the mode/format best suited for the target reader group (ebook, audio book, audio/video incorporated, graphical, etc)
  • Makes the book easily accessible to its reader inside and outside the institution / organization
  • Eliminates printing costs, transportation cost, etc
  • Provides security against loss or damage of physical books
  • Offers the end readers a more interactive and unique book reading experience including physical book reading features such as page turning, highlighting, note taking, answering questions, etc (customizable)

Our customizable solutions:

3rd.Life Digital Publishing Services content conversion to ePub format includes:

  • Reflowable content format - optimized text for a particular display
  • Fixed-layout content format - highly designed content, such as illustrated graphical books (E.g. supports inline raster and vector images, metadata CSS styling, etc).
  • Library with storage and search features
  • Auto Reading
  • Page bookmarking
  • Passage highlighting
  • Note Taking
  • Resizable fonts, and changeable text and background colors
  • Digital rights management - copyright and content security