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The Biggest Challenge Facing Publishing Is Workflow

Posted at 1:23PM Monday 07 Jul 2014

Emma Barnes argues that the biggest challenge facing publishing is getting the workflow right.

The biggest challenge facing publishing is probably not what you think it is. It's not DRM. It's not skills. It's not ebooks or searchability, neither is it the reshaping of channels to market, nor metadata management. Least of all, is it the threat of self-publishing.

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