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16 February 2011 Web-based magazine design for self publishers
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Proceedings Volume 7879, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II; 787902 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877096
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2011, San Francisco Airport, California, United States
Abstract
Short run printing technology and web services such as MagCloud provide new opportunities for long-tail magazine publishing. They enable self publishers to supply magazines to a wide range of communities, including groups that are too small to be viable as target communities for conventional publishers. In a Web 2.0 world where users constantly discover new services and where they may be infrequent patrons of any single service, it is unreasonable to expect users to learn the complex service behaviors. Furthermore, we want to open up publishing opportunities to novices who are unlikely to have prior experience of publishing and who lack design expertise. Magazine design automation is an ambitious goal, but recent progress with another web service, Autophotobook, proves that some level of automation of publication design is feasible. This paper describes our current research effort to extend the automation capabilities of Autophotobook to address the issues of magazine design so that we can provide a service to support professional-quality self publishing by novice users for a wide range of community types and sizes.
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Andrew Hunter, David Slatter, and Darryl Greig "Web-based magazine design for self publishers", Proc. SPIE 7879, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World II, 787902 (16 February 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877096
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