Source: PublishersWeekly Article
Looking for new ways to digitally repurpose its book content, John Wiley has entered a partnership with Near-Time, a small North Carolina technology developer, to use its wiki-based software to easily turn technical books into revenue-producing, interactive online publishing platforms. Near-Time's software allows a publisher to publish book content in multiple digital formats—from content updates, text corrections and message boards to blogs and video content.
Wiki-based software allows publishers to post interconnected content permitting users multiple levels of access to the text itself, along with other digital functionality. Wiley is using Near-Time's technology to launch a pilot program using titles from its programming imprint, Wrox Press. The first title, Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0, has been posted online and is supported by advertising.