Key Qualities to Seek Out in an E-Publishing Company

Key Qualities to Seek Out in an E-Publishing Company

Published On October 15, 2013 -   by

The days of traditional publishing using paper and presses are coming to an end, and sooner than we might think. E-publishing has been on the rise in the past decade as the more popular choice for people who have things to publish ”“ and for good reason. E-publishing is appealing to many people and businesses, from authors who are interested in self-publishing, to researchers and academics, to businesses who want to publish catalogs or their annual general report. E-publishing is cost-effective, fast and is proven to disseminate the information to a wider audience. What should you look for when looking for a company to take care of your e-publishing needs?


This is usually the top priority for people when they are looking to outsource their work, regardless of the content. However, it is important to not always choose the lowest bidder. Sometimes it is worth paying a little extra, especially if it contributes to accurate work done quickly.

If you or your company wants to publish something electronically, shop around. The market is quite competitive nowadays and there are many e-publishing companies that want your business. It is worth taking the time to price out every option you come upon ”“ and pay attention to detail while you do. Some companies may offer you a cost based on the output of the final product, others may bill you hourly for the labour of their designers or programmers.

When it comes to your publication, if you have the flexibility within your budget, try not to let cost dictate your decision. Sometimes cheaper is not always better, and this is true even in e-publishing. Look at the big picture of what the publisher is offering, and make sure it matches your vision.

Aesthetics and Design

Using e-publishing to publish your documents, whatever they may be, opens up a new world of computer programs and technology that can make your publication look appealing. Even if you don’t want a splashy publication with fancy fonts, you can still have a polished and professional-looking e-publication. A well-presented e-publication is always appealing to any audience. Consider hiring a company with a good art department and a proven track record of publishing attractive publications.

Speed and Accuracy

While having your publication delivered quickly may not always be what you need, you will still want your publication ready in a timely way.  However, be sure that you have done a thorough search of all the companies available, so that you know who delivers and can verify the quality of the product. Sometimes it is easy to do things quickly, while other things take time. Along with speedy work, the e-publishers need to have an extremely high rate of accuracy, with a strong team of editors or the ability to communicate with your editors at any given moment.

When it comes to publishing your content electronically, there is a wide range of publishers to choose from, and it is only growing. Choose the company that best fits your content and your vision, and begin a healthy working relationship that could last a long time.

– Data Czar @ DEO

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