2016 Digital Publishing Survey Results

bowker, dcl, digital publishing, publishersData Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), which converts content into digital formats, and Bowker, the official U.S. provider of ISBNs, released the results of their 2016 Digital Publishing Survey. One of the primary takeaways is the worry over quality and consistency when content moves from print to digital.

This year’s survey is the third joint effort between DCL and Bowker, attracting 698 participants, up from 579 in 2015 and 215 in 2014.

The survey asks digital publishers and self-published authors questions ranging from the various digital formats publishers use to the quality of ebooks.

As with 2015’s survey, a topic that continued to generate interest was quality, with more than 56 percent of respondents saying it was a major concern. Other concerns were “retaining formatting” (55 percent) and “errors caused by automated conversion” (46 percent).

Much more.

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