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A special edition of our podcast (in German):
The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets

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Guest: Julia Reckel, Project Manager at Hanser

Some background information: the practical value & use of well-kept and maintained data in Klopotek

Carl Hanser Verlag, "one of the few medium-sized publishing companies in the German-speaking area still owned by the founding family" (source: www.wikipedia.org), is one of our first customers: This publisher has been using Klopotek for more than 25 years. An optimization project was completed in 2020 which included upgrading to version 11 of the Klopotek Classic Line solution, so all processes can now be handled using the Klopotek software. In so doing, the project team also took the opportunity to address optimization issues such as "What can we get out of Klopotek, exactly?" and "Do we use the system the best possible way and how can our users generate added value?"

Since then, the practical value and relevance of well-maintained data has become and is still becoming apparent at a growing number of departments, especially when creating individual flyers, internal documents, and lists at the touch of a button.

Another element that is being addressed is title metadata in XML: using InDesign, it can be transformed to become a publisher's preview or HTML pages...

The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets
 

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April 2022

Join our team — together we can archive more!

Do you want to join our Group? You will work in an interesting, international team with low-profile hierarchies and will have, from the beginning, your own responsibilities. Over 14,500 users work with our software – by joining us, you will significantly contribute to our goal of making life easier for people in publishing & media.

  • Technischer Redakteur (Technical Writer: native speaker of German)

  • Senior IT Project and Program Manager

  • Full Stack Developer

  • Junior BI Developer

  • Developer / Software Architect

  • IT System Administrator

  • Finanzbuchhalter /Schwerpunkt Debitoren

  • Ausbildung zum Fachinformatiker Systemintegration

March 2022, Episode 17

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From Voice-driven, Voice-oriented to Voice-first: How Voice AI Changes the Game for Publishing and Beyond

From voice-driven and voice-oriented to voice-first: In the new episode of Klopotek Publishing Radio, Bradley Metrock, CEO of Project Voice and General Partner of Project Voice Capital Partners, explains the ins and outs of voice technology.

Bradley starts with sharing how his personal and professional experience revolves around voice technology, AI, and publishing, and then provides an in-depth analysis of how the emergence and rise of voice technology and voice AI has been making a revolutionary impact on publishing and various other industries.


In the end, Bradley recommends several events and programs to learn more about the most recent developments in voice technology and publishing: Project Voice 2022 (April 25-28, 2022, in Chattanooga, Tennessee), Digital Book World 2023 (Jan 16-18, 2023, in NYC), his podcast This Week in Voice, and Project Voice.

More interesting facts about him:

  • His best stress reliever – gaming; and the top 3 games on his list

  • Two figures on his VIP list for a prefect dinner – Jesus Christ plus Elon Musk

  • Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Bradley showcases the main second-person plural pronoun used in Southern American English - “Y’ALL”

March 2022, Episode 16

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Making Hope a Reality for Bookstores and Booksellers: Stories from Binc – with Pam French

This month, Klopotek Publishing Radio proudly features insights into the work of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation, based in Ann Arbor. Binc is the only not-for-profit organization in the US dedicated to assisting booksellers and comic shop employees in need.

Pam French, Executive Director, brings us stories about how Binc strengthens the bookselling and bookstore communities through charity programs. She tells us how Binc came into being and explains in detail how her organization provides help and support to people who face hardship – you will learn about the impact of Binc's assistance on individuals, families, and the bookstore community as a whole.

Find out more about Binc and the great work they have done and are doing on their website where more useful details are available, e.g. how to request assistance, make a donation to Binc to spread love and kindness, and get answers to any questions you might have.

 

More than all of the above, you will hear Pam talk about:

  • How the financial assistance from Binc changed people’s lives ­– through alleviating pain during cancer treatment, assisting in dental procedures, helping paying mortgages, handling medical emergencies, and in many more situations of need

  • Her fondness for gardening and the pleasure she got from growing a fig tree and harvesting the fruits in Michigan

  • A simple saying that she holds dearly to her heart and that had a deep impact on her: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

January 2022, Episode 14

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Episode 14: The impact of digital storytelling & fiction apps

In the first episode of Klopotek Publishing Radio in the New Year of 2022, our guest Prof. John Rodzvilla joins us to speak about digital storytelling, fiction apps, user engagement, gamification, and how all of these are impacting the publishing world.


John is an Assistant Professor in Digital Publishing at the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He has worked on a variety of editorial, production, and subsidiary rights endeavors in publishing, and his research includes work on e-book specifications and the digital culture of online texts.


Digital storytelling and fiction apps have been growing considerably over recent years in many forms. John, in this episode, interprets some of the major representatives and drivers of change in the world, such as Tapas, Hooked, Wattpad, Swoon Reads, as well as Choices and Episodes. He also explains that the evolution of how we read, create, purchase, and stay connected is impacting on how writers think about content creation and how to engage with readers and users. At the end of the episode, John shares his projection on gamification, education, and why a new publishing model is about to be created by the future generation of publishers.

November 2021, Season 1, Episode 12

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Episode 12: For a Sustainable Future: How Can Publishers and Individuals Contribute to Achieving the SDGs? A podcast with Sherri Aldis

This month, Sherri Aldis comes to Klopotek Publishing Radio and shares with us her insights about Sustainability, and how publishers and individuals can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sherri starts the conversation by sharing her international life journey and publishing experience, then reflects on the contributions that the entire publishing industry has made in achieving the SDGs. She also explains fundamental concepts, opportunities, and specific actions that publishers and individuals should know and follow to ensure a more sustainable future for all....

Sherri Aldis is the Chief of United Nations Publications in the Department of Global Communications. She has been in charge of publishing activities and policies at the United Nations since 2015, supporting communication priorities and campaigns such as SDGs.  She is a publishing professional with over 25 years’ experience in the industry at companies such as Hachette Livre in Paris and Abrams where she served as VP of International and Subsidiary Rights.