Ann Arbor Firm Offers New Book Publishing Software

ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor software services provider Front Edge Publishing Wednesday introduced BookMog, XML publishing workflow software that the company says gives the power of a publishing house to organizations of all sizes.

Front Edge says BookMog includes easy to use tools that optimize editing, manuscript management, production, distribution and real-time sales tracking processes for all platforms, digital and print.

Customers focus on the development of the content — writing and organizing — while Front Edge Publishing focuses on fast delivery and distribution of a quality product in print and popular e-platforms to a worldwide audience.

BookMog uses XML — extensible markup language, a set of rules for encoding documents that is both human-readable and machine-readable — for flexibility and customization. BookMog enables organizations to quickly resize, modify, aggregate and update content so it is accessible in print or on any device, anywhere. It is simple to add multimedia or an alternate cover design, include a new chapter or foreword, or append historical or research updates.

Since BookMog enables storing a book’s content in a dynamic state, easy one-source revision and editing of all editions is possible. We can quickly publish books from that one source to all formats, print and digital.

BookMog enables fast publishing, typically 30 to 60 days, once the manuscript is completed and ready for production.

“In the past, book production and workflow management has been extremely cumbersome, making quality publishing inaccessible to organizations because they did not have the technology or expertise,” said John Hile, Front Edge founder and CTO. “We not only give them access, but allow them to do so much more — they can easily change the manuscript, add a new chapter, add multimedia, change the size and they can do this over and over again to meet the needs of a particular audience.”

In addition to The Humane Society of the United States, Front Edge Publishing is a publishing partner of Detroit Public Television, Cass Community Publishing House and The Michigan State School of Journalism.

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