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10 Top Digital Publishing Experts You Should Know

Digital publishing revolution has turned upside down magazines and newspapers industry, as well as significantly affected book market and changed the perception of academic and kids publications. Now, all these fields are connected by one common factor – the possibility of distribution thanks to digital platforms e.g. mobile apps or online newsstands. The goal is to maximize the potential of the content, reach the wide audience, increase range and revenue. Behind each of the above areas stands a number of digital publishing experts – innovators, successful people, who share their experience and knowledge online. Let’s get to know them!

It would seem that in the era of widespread Internet access, finding any required information is easy, simple and pleasant. Well, it doesn’t resemble staying long hours in libraries and flipping books (it seems like only yesterday!). But is it really easy and fast to get valuable materials thanks to Google research?

We will not argue with the statement that the Internet is an enormous, unlimited source of knowledge. The thing is to know how to use it to find a piece of information which is verified and trustworthy. We all live in the age of multiplicity of data, ubiquitous fake news, quasi-experts’ speeches and paid influencers, where no one checks the source of news before passing it on.

Sheer madness!

The news publishers are one of those who benefit most from these circumstances. They based their business and monetization models (such as paywall and subscriptions) on building loyalty and serving reliable information. Readers surrounded by fake news are ready to pay for high-quality content.

Today, the ability to search and select data is invaluable. It has nothing to do with typing a million terms into the browser and searching various websites for hours – such strategy takes time and doesn’t guarantee success in finding what you are looking for.

Digital publishing knowledge – how to get it?

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6 Golden Rules To Design Successful Digital Magazine

Your app is your brand on App Store – if you are about to publish your digital magazine on mobile devices read this article and find out how to prepare a good looking digital magazine design, a recommendable content which is read with pleasure and which works on Apple mobile devices with iOS and Android controlled tablets and smartphones.

Your native PressPad app is a virtual kiosk and, at the same time, a reader visible in News Stand which allows readers to look through successive digital issues. A great advantage of such a solution is that you can put every issue in your PressPad publisher panel in a PDF format and subscribers of your magazine will instantly see successive issues on their tablets or smartphones.

How to Promote a Magazine on Social Media?

At every critical moment on the path of exploring content on different digital distribution channels, magazine publishers should catch potential customers’ attention and offer them tailor-made value encouraging to visit their website. The goal is to build a loyal audience base, which will eventually lead to monetization on the next level of a sales funnel. The direct road to achieve it is through social media which are the best way to promote magazine brand successfully.

Have you ever wondered what factors affect people’s buying decisions? This process is mainly determined by the recognition of the brand or someone’s recommendation. Products you already know or heard about are taking precedence among the others during the purchasing.

Social media marketing is based on a similar mechanism – building brand visibility, getting recommendations and easy sharing function – all those elements foster recognition of the product by customers. For publishers, this is a perfect opportunity to present a piece of their content to a wide audience. It results in improving website traffic and generating more revenues whilst reducing marketing costs.

To turn all social media activities into gold, it’s necessary to know where to be and how to do it right.

That’s the main reason why we’ve started a series of articles dedicated to specific social media platforms. The goal is to equip publishers with proper knowledge that allows to make profits without sharing them with technology companies.

Facebook is our first shot. In just a moment you’ll find out that it can be your greatest friend in the social media journey.

News App Themes for Magazine Publishers from PressPad

As a response to growing digital publishers’ needs and expectations in the mobile design area, PressPad has expanded app themes offer. At stake is emphasizing the quality of the news content in a great style suiting the magazine line.

If someone told us that making a successful news app is based only on great content, we would add that it’s only half of the truth.

Digital publishers also need a reliable way of surfacing their materials without compromising app functionality.

To make a magazine app memorable, improve mobile readers experience and highlight the value of articles, distinctive design is a must. Eye-catching visuals not only captivate users but also help them focus on a better understanding of what articles are really about. That’s why we have come up with a large diverse collection of mobile app themes which are the part of PressPad News platform.

In this article, we would like to present several unique app themes of publishers who trusted us – it is a result of playing with color schemes, types of fonts, tiles, and pictures.

Let’s explore it!

Content Distribution Diversification, a Critical Tactic to Effective Monetization

Enter the new digital reality of distributed content: uncover online platforms, choose tools to improve capabilities, continuously analyze the situation, and the fight against the giants. Sound like the outline of an adventure video game? You couldn’t be more wrong! These are the challenges waiting for publishers today on their digital journey. But what exactly are these challenges and how should publishers respond to them?

Only a few years ago, the critical question publishers asked themselves was: to be or not to be digital? Today, online content publishing is a global trend which doesn’t mean resigning from print at all but provides new distribution and monetization possibilities for all kind of publishers including book publishers and the authors alone.

You will learn why and how digital publishers and authors should diversify their distribution and monetization channels. I will also clarify why the newsletter and branded mobile apps contribute to building a loyal audience and engage readers.

SEO Tips for Digital Publishers, a Must Do List for 2019

For digital publishers, SEO is the process of getting more readers for their magazines, whether it is for the latest news or evergreen content. The prime goal is to improve the click-through rate on organic search engine results.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a sequence of improvements the online visibility of a website in a web search engine’s unpaid results (also called “natural”, “organic”, or “earned” results). In general, the higher your website is ranking on the search results page, the more people have a chance to see it.

How high your website ranks depends on many factors: rules and algorithms of how search engine works, keywords typed into Google, terms that people look for and the language they use, etc. As you see, it’s a complex mechanism.

Even if your website appears on the first page of search results, the click-through rate can continue to be low – CTR under 4% means that you get really small traffic, which is probably reflected on your business statistics and… revenues.

How to change it?

Forget about SEO you’ve known so far.

Yes, you read that right. Forget about clichéd golden SEO rules you’ve seen on the internet many times and focus on optimization techniques which will result in attracting better-targeted visitors to your website keeping the high position in SERPs.

If you want to know how to make your website visible and often-clicked, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Use Mobile Apps Technology to Attract Readers to Your Magazine?

Attracting readers to your magazine is both a science and art because of mobile technology influence readers’ behavior. That’s a challenge for the publishing industry.

Modern readers are digitally-flexible – they are adapting well to new, varied sources of getting information, and they are absorbing technological novelties with ease. These factors made linear decision-making consumer’s journey obsolete.

Publishers don’t have an easy life, do they?

The key to making it easier lies in the answer to the following question: how are the publishing process and reading habits evolving as a result of the technological change; and what opportunities this knowledge opens to the publisher?

The current state of the publishing industry can be best described in two words: continued evolution.

With the ongoing technological changes, the publishers face decreasing readers’ attention span, so creating mobile-optimized content, and sales funnels is a must.

Sounds interesting? Let’s get started.

Mobile Academy for Teachers in the App — a Case Study of WhyBlueSky Project

A women-made team of experts in innovative learning has designed the system that has the potential to grant access to modern education to kids around the World. PressPad is a mobile technology backbone of this teachers app project.

Mobile apps are an integral and natural part of everyday life – we use them to communicate with each other, get the daily news, read magazines, make purchases. But apps potential is much greater and the WhyBlueSky, a Polish-based startup, proves it.

Their overall idea was to create sets of professional training for teachers in Africa. They wanted to reach out to educators located in Nigeria. The question was how to distribute their premium product in the country with limited access to the internet.

The answer was controlled digital distribution with a mobile app from PressPad.

Why?

Digital Publishing Solutions – the Right Way to Monetize Online Content?

PressPad digital publishing solutions are the answer to rapidly growing readership trends: consuming news on mobile devices, getting magazines via an app and buying publications in browsers thanks to online payments.

The goal is to enable publishers to create, distribute and monetize their content in a way corresponding to the above mentioned digitalization tendencies.

The technological development resulted in the appearance of the requirement to implement digital solutions for publishers. Today, the IT companies improving electronic text formats, designing mobile devices and digital software, fulfill the essential role also in a different field – they are designating online publishing trends.

Paid Digital Distribution of Magazines and Books Redefined As PressPad Offers a New Type of Digital Newsstands

PressPad, a digital publishing SaaS company from Cracow, Poland, has just launched an e-commerce solution for PDF magazines and self-publishers. Their goal is to enable publishers to be able to monetize traffic on more than one website and realize transactions on site with one of the lowest commissions.