London Book Fair 2016

Posted on: March 9, 2016 by kylie@deanta

We are just a short few weeks from London Book Fair 2016, which marks the 45th anniversary of one of the largest events in the global publishing calendar. It is a fantastic opportunity to explore new innovations in publishing, discuss rights, network with peers and consider further developments are predicted to come over the next year.

During the fair we will be hosting a technology seminar, exploring some key issues within the publishing services industry, and showcasing our publishing production platform, Lanstad. Be sure to lock it in your calendar and head to the Tech Theatre to check it out.

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Publishing Production: From the Desktop to the Cloud

Posted on: February 29, 2016 by kylie@deanta

Take a look at our latest presentation, currently featured on the SlideShare home page.

The presentation explores how the publishing landscape is evolving from a format-driven industry to a content-focussed one. As a result of this our processes and technology solutions should adapt to meet these changing needs. This presentation looks at moving from a static desktop-based workflow to that of a collaborative cloud-based one.

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Deanta Has Rebranded!

Posted on: February 18, 2016 by kylie@deanta

We at Deanta are excited to announce the launch of our company-wide rebrand. We haven’t changed our name, Deanta – which means fully-fledged or complete in Gaelic – because it very much reflects who we are as a company, and our Irish origins. However, we have changed a lot of other things.

Our focus has always been on adapting to the ever-changing nature of the publishing industry, and to be innovative and forward-thinking at all times. We felt that it was time to refresh our branding and business model to reflect where we are as a business, and what we are all about.

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Hiring: Dublin-Based Project Manager

Posted on: February 16, 2016 by kylie@deanta

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a project manager to handle academic books. The project manager will liaise with publishers; authors; freelance copy editors, proofreaders and indexers; and in-house departments including typesetting and artwork to see books through their life cycle. The successful candidate will require editorial experience as well as project management experience in the field of academic publishing.

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Survey: XML Publishing Workflows – DTD/Schema Application

Posted on: October 2, 2015 by kylie@deanta

Take our survey for your chance to win a $100 Amazon voucher

While publishers continue to review how publishing standards can continue to empower their global reach, we take a look at the present application of DTD/Schemas to estimate global convergence of industry standards.

We would greatly appreciate your input into this survey, which will only take 5 minutes to complete. The result of the survey will be published later this year and all those who complete the survey, will be entered into a draw for $100 Amazon voucher.

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What’s Happening at Frankfurt Book Fair?

Posted on: September 22, 2015 by kylie@deanta

Key Events to Look Out For

It’s that time of year again when the publishing industry come together from all corners of the globe for Frankfurt Book Fair to share ideas, trade rights and discuss new innovations in publishing. A broad range of exhibitors will be present at Frankfurt, with over 7,100 representing their products and services from more than 100 different countries.
We take a look at some of the key events not to be missed during the three day book fair.

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Posted on: September 11, 2015 by kylie@deanta

Publishing Production: From the Desktop to the Cloud?

Increasing emphasis on digital in publishing has changed the nature of production and resulted in a greater need for more flexible technologies and workflows. Darren Ryan, CEO of Deanta, will look at how utilising a truly collaborative cloud-based work environment, with XML editing functionality, can streamline production workflow, improving productivity, communication and the associated costs.

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EPUB+WEB: A Convergence in Offline and Online Reading

Posted on: August 4, 2015 by kylie@deanta

One of the discussion topics at the IDPF conference at this year’s BEA event pertained to the notion of a format that allows for integrated online and offline reading – a convergence of web and EPUB. In this blog post, we will look at some of the key ideas discussed, the potential underlying benefits, and some of the possible issues or considerations that may arise should this situation come to pass.

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A New Paradigm for Pricing Digital Content

Posted on: June 5, 2015 by kylie@deanta

Current and Future Pricing Models

Recent developments within the publishing industry have resulted in change on a wide scale, with a progressive shift from traditional publishing to content development. However, despite the changes in the industry, the area of pricing models for the provision of services remains based on a cost per page, labour-centric structure. Should we not now be looking at alternative methods of purchase to suit the ever changing requirements of the modern-day publisher? If so, what are the key considerations?

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IDPF Conference 2015: Making Information Pay

Posted on: May 7, 2015 by kylie@deanta

How Standards Empower Innovators

Deanta will be attending the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) conference held at BEA this May 27th-28th. The conference is the flagship digital event in the publishing industry, and the longest running one too. The entire conference includes a variety of seminars over the two day period; however, our focus for IDPF this year will be on the half-day Making Information Pay stream on the Thursday afternoon.

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