Digital vs Physical Publishing

Publications can be both digital and physical, or designed specifically for format or the other, with both having their own attractions; physical books are tactile, providing users with a belonging that they can hold, touch and feel, and a book doesn’t run out of power; digital books (e-books) are less personal and more of an asset than a belonging, but interactive for use in our digital age, and useful in the dark with reading devices generating their own light.

Printed books are still more popular than e-books with many enjoying their tactile benefits, but digitally published e-books have grown in importance and market-share over the years. We can help you decide which format to publish. If you decide to go physical and digital, we can help you to create publications that make the most of your content in both formats, giving you the best of both worlds without compromise, with professional help and advice.

There are many options available when publishing a physical or digital book. Printed book options go beyond simply choosing hardback or paperback, with options such as paper quality and ink colours. Digital publishing has options of XML, the versatile PDF (Portable Document Format), ePub (electronic publication) and Mobi (for Amazon’s Kindle, created by Mobipocket) but you also need to consider the interactive nature of digital publications.

We’ve been working with authors and publishers for over four decades, so we know a thing or two about physical publishing, but we’ve also been on top of digital publishing since the late 1990’s, and heavily involved since the launch of Sony’s e-reading device in 2006 and Amazon’s Kindle in 2007. So if you need a professional for your next project, look no further than Fakenham Prepress Solutions: experienced masters of digital and physical publishing.