Posts Tagged: publishing

Anatomy of Book Content: Focus on Back Matter — Print and eBooks

ANATOMY OF BOOK CONTENT: FOCUS ON BACK MATTER –Print and eBooks With the formatting of eBooks, many back cover elements are missing when compared to traditional print paperback and hardcover books with jackets. . Some of these areas include jacket copy where a publisher would provide a description “About the Author” to establish the person… Read more »

Free June 12 Digital Magazine Seminar in DC for Feds with World’s Largest Newsstand

Zinio is “The World’s Largest Newsstand”, featuring more than 20 million individual and library subscribers worldwide to electronic magazines. Through the Government Printing Office (GPO), Zinio provides a viable and valuable dissemination option for Federal agencies who wish to improve engagement and awareness of their programs by providing digital editions of their magazines and journals… Read more »

Mag+ New Release Offers Flexibility Beyond Digital Publications

OmniStudio is excited to announce the 4.1 release of Mag+! The latest iteration of this beautiful and flexible publishing tool allows for clients to think outside the box of standard periodical publication and develop a mobile app that meets all their needs. Updated features will allow users to click on jump links Horizontal scrolling is… Read more »

Government Books: Gifts You Can Open Again and Again

In this busy holiday season many are looking to simplify their lives and give more meaningful gifts. With many of us pitching in to buy retirement gifts for our fellow govies who are taking early out offers and the continued salary freeze for government salaries, our gift-giving budgets are tight. So if you are looking… Read more »

Like Steve Jobs, Government can “Think Different”

The following is the original version of a shorter post originally published on GPO’s Government BookTalk blog on October 11, 2011. On October 5, 2011, we lost one of America’s great geniuses of innovation, Apple’s founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. From the beginning, Steve Jobs seemed to “Think Different” than everyone else, which made Apple’s… Read more »

Publicyte, a Digital Magazine About Innovation for Civic Good

This past Tuesday, I launched Publicyte, a digital magazine published by Microsoft about the people, places, and technologies driving civic innovation. I’ll be the editor-in-chief of the publication, and we’ll have writers from all kinds of interesting backgrounds, from both inside and outside of Microsoft. It’s part of my work at our new Office of… Read more »

Backlink Bartering: How interlinking among government sites can help get our web content found

The following post is expanded from my original post on May 23, 2011, to the Federal Web Content Managers Forum: As a fellow govie from GSA quoted the other day: “We fellow govies should support each other’s work” and no one more so than those of us working in digital content and the Internet. The… Read more »

Not Just Publishing, But Collecting Data

Just as Internet and mobile technology can help local governments make their data available and accessible to the public, it can also help cities (and anyone else really) collect timely and accurate data more easily. And given that many community planning and economic development initiatives involve lots of data collection, there’s no lack of need… Read more »