It is a curious thing, publishing books. I’ve never been sure if it is more art or science; either way, there is no doubt that both are involved, and one without the other amounts to naught.
Access to literature has come a long way since early handwritten manuscripts, thanks to moveable type and the printing press, largely attributed to Johannes Gutenberg. The “technology” Gutenberg leveraged was his own trade of blacksmithing. This is as far from being a scribe as you could imagine—metal versus paper, a loud, hot workshop versus the quiet library environment.
It is unknown how or why Gutenberg formalised the concept of moveable type and the printing press, but it is an early example of “disruption” by someone “outside of the business”.
Typefi CEO Chandi Perera officially announced the launch of Enabling Accessible Publishing—a Typefi initiative that will help to make information more accessible to all—at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.
The Enabling Accessible Publishing program will provide free Typefi software and services to not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organisations that are producing content in accessible formats for people living with visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive disabilities.
Are you heading to the Frankfurt Book Fair? Find us at Stand J85 in Exhibition Hall 4.2 (STM and Academic Publishing/Education)!
Learn how you can save us much as 80% in production time and costs—and easily expand your product offerings across multiple platforms—by automating aspects of your publishing production process with Typefi.