Publishers, newspapers, print-on-demand services, educators... breathe a sigh of relief. Booktype Pro is here! No more lost manuscripts, overwritten Word files, awkward wikis or cumbersome CMSes. Replace all that hassle with a free, cloud-based service you can get started with right away. But, let's start at the beginning. What exactly is cloud publishing?
Booktype Pro is a free or paid hosting service depending on the project you are about to embark on. Yes, you heard right. Our Starter package is free, and will be forever. Watch the screencast below, made by our very own Josh McLain) to see how to set up your very own free account.
Here are some examples of how Booktype is used...
You can create an online account for free and create one book with up to 10 collaborators. It's by far the fastest and easiest way to produce a book. From start to finish the entire book is written, edited, designed and published with one tool. Booktype is already formatted with pagination and a table of contents, so there is no need to design your book with another software. You can watch this screencast (again by Josh McLain) that shows how easy it is to create a book and add chapters.
After your finished writing, one click publishing pushes your content directly to print or digital formats. It's your choice: print-ready PDF, screen-PDF, epub, ODT or directly to your Lulu.com account.
If you are planning to produce a series of books, Booktype Pro is your home-base for managing these workflows. Whether you plan to produce 10 or 1000 books you can invite an unlimited number of collaborators to join your account and work together to write, edit and publish books. Collaborative writing projects have never been easier. Share notes, chat in the browser and save versions of your writing between invited colleagues. Booktype Pro helps keep the whole team on the same page, literally.
Booktype has enabled many organizations to produce beautiful books. Don't believe us? Just check out the testimonials on our website. Allen Gunn, Executive director of Aspiration writes:
"Booktype is the present and future of collaborative publishing, and we could not live without it in the work we do. It bakes the values of the open web and the passion of the free knowledge movement into a platform that aggregates knowledge while catalyzing communities."
Organisations the world over are adopting Booktype to produce books. Many of these projects are making a big difference to the landscape of publishing. Siyavula in South Africa, produce free textbooks for millions of children. They have been able to do this through collaborative online writing. They use Booktype to assist in building their community of writers and this helps teachers and students access important information online.
Marita Fraser from University College London, recently published a book of student writing, Framed Horizons:Student writing on Nordic cinema. With the aid of a collaborative editorial team, her students were able to quickly adopt the tool with very little training. She plans to continue using it for future projects.
Booktype Pro is here to make a difference to both authors and publishers.
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