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With dedicated reading devices evolving tremendously and the increasing rise of digital books or eBooks, the digital publishing industry has witnessed disruptive and innovative developments during the past few years.

Digital Publishing is taking the next leap – moving from ePUB2 to ePUB3 and also Mobi to KF8. While some players are confused to adapt quickly, some others are waiting for the technology to mature more before investing.

Technology in digital publishing (or in an eBook) for a progressive digital publishing business can broadly be divided into the following components:

a) Content:

As the popular saying goes “Content is King”.  The academic publishing market is evolving with rapid dynamic content and publishers need to focus on entertainment and media companies as real competitors.  Learners (students) have more access to smart digital devices and have expectations that the content is more interactive.

Teachers are embracing evolving learning technologies to boost student outcomes with digital content in the form of lessons being developed in audio, videos and other interactive formats.

Education technology is a student motivator and many leading publishers are yet to make use of aspects such as typesetting to markup tagging and further to book apps, for now the services are yet restricted to page conversions only, unfortunately, due to lack of understanding of the technological advancements.

Online Content forms an integral part of the future of digital publishing as technology is enabling the amalgamation of all the aspects of digital publishing needs and the current standards lack depth and still need resourceful insights, which is an area of work in progress.

The evolving technology is slowing down the acceptance pace for both the vendor and the digital publishing platform as evolving digital publishing platforms support/incorporate features to keep the publisher future-safe (content) and also allow the creation of rich and interactive content.

b) Smart Devices:

Smart device usage is exploding on a real-time basis and target audiences are consuming content on their devices (particularly mobiles) in various interactive formats.

Although the rise in technological landscape is triggered by the rise of smart devices – mobiles and tablets – have taken the front seat to make this happen.

This is crucial for Publishers in the form of extending support to maximum devices to enhance scope.

Publishers have a huge business opportunity to deliver rich and interactive content to their customers (across devices), with the only challenge publishers facing is to deliver to a maximum range of devices, which includes omnichannel distribution of delivering content on customised apps and utilising the existing users to drive sales.