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Digital Publishing: Short History

Digital Publishing: Short History In 1455 Gutenberg introduced printing press. The world changed. And now it's high time for digital publishing to change it again. Digital publishing in its current state didn't appear yesterday, it has more than a 40-year history. How Did It Start? Digital publishing was born on July 4, 1971 when Project Ğutenberg started. It was founded by Michael Hart who made a digital copy of the Declaration of Independence. 1970s Project Gutenberg The first CD-ROM became commercially available in 1982. And many magazine and newspaper publishers began to experimenting with new ways of editions distribution. 1980s CD Era 1990 was called the "International Year of Literature". And this year opened an era of ebooks. Books in txt, mobi, doc formats took the market. 1990s EBOOK First Ebooks People started to understand the advantages of texts in digital formats. 2000s: ePaper Revolution in epublishing The digital publishing was developing at railway speed. In 2003, e paper technology was introduced to the mass market. eReaders revolutionized the process of book reading. It was a totally new experience: to have a whole bookstore in the pocket, the bookstore users might take anywhere. Google Books Google scanned thousands of documents and books, converted the texts into PDF files and made the unique database and search engine. 2004 Sony Libre 2007 Amazon Kindle 2010: Mobile Era Apple Introduced First iPad The second decade of XXI century started with the first iPad introduction. And it is a real milestone in digital publishing development. Mobile technologies are the next step in digital publishing evolution. People don't use PDF or ePub files as often as they used to in early 2000s. What they need is mobile applications. Today publishers can choose between ADPS (Adobe Digital Publishing Suite), native apps development and cross platform mobile solutions. ADPS Native apps Cross-platform "Old" formats provide more opportunities thanks to cheaper and provides rich functionality of the high functionality. E.g. platform (ioS, Android, Nasty Creatures' digital etc), but quite time- consuming and pricy solutions. is a digital publishing platform for apps and the web. development is Some publishers still prefer to use such formats as pdf or epub for their publishing tool is a new editions. However, the demand on such editions is falling mobile platform for delivering cross- platform mobile solutions. SOURCES: publishing-10-reasons-why-you-should-go-mobile Piktochart make information beautiful

Digital Publishing: Short History

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The world was changed when Gutenberg introduced printing press in 1455. And now it’s high time for digital publishing to change it again. Thanks to e-publishing you can have all your favorite magazi...


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