A complete set of services for your ebooks
At CPI, we have been converting to all manner of ebook platforms for over five years. We undertake complex projects involving publishers’ vast backlists, re-purposing them for today’s print and ebook markets, as well as for future opportunities by delivering xml files to customer specifications. On frontlist titles, we deliver our ebook files to the retailer at the same time as physical books – allowing publishers to generate valuable digital pre-sales using the sales and marketing behind the physical book. Our offer spans all markets and genres, from simple fiction text to complex academic formulae and tables; from children’s to coffee table colour product with enhanced features. And we’re a trusted supplier to both publishers and retailers.
CPI takes the mystery out of ebooks with our content conversion and distribution services. Created from PDF files, InDesign, Word or even scanned data, we can output fully flexible ebooks in multiple formats for all platforms, including epub2, Apple fixed format, KF8 for Kindle and Adobe Reader. Conversions can be made and delivered simultaneously with printed product. Once created, CPI can take your approved file and make it available at all major online retailers in your country, including Amazon and Apple.
CPI ebook solutions take care of all the details and we support you at every stage of the process: from converting your data and uploading it to the distribution platforms down to transferring the cash directly to your account when your ebooks are purchased online.
A one-stop solution: typesetting, conversion and distribution all at once. CPI takes away the trouble of managing different suppliers and is also a guarantee of quality.
All major retailers: we cover all the major internet retailers in the main European markets, including Amazon. With CPI, you can be sure your book gets the maximum exposure for the minimum effort.
Quality ebooks: we take utmost care in the quality of our conversion. It is not only about software and technology but also typographic expertise.
Ebook Business case
CPI is at the leading edge of ebook conversion, with many of our ebooks topping the iTunes chart. For example, the Gruffalo Red Nose Day Song Book was converted to enhanced multimedia ebook format by CPI for publisher Pan Macmillan. The children’s ebook includes an exclusive sound recording of ‘The Gruffalo Song’ and a video of the book’s illustrator, Axel Scheffler, drawing the Gruffalo.
The Gruffalo ebook was also the first in the UK to use the new fixed ePub format for the iPad, enabling publishers to create ebooks with precise layouts using a CSS or stylesheet. Sizes are specified in pixels rather than point sizes, meaning that the user can zoom in and out without the text reflowing.
CPI is at the leading edge of ebook conversion.
We develop content on the new formats such as KF8 and EPUB3, and our relationship with retailers enables us to work with future releases of the retailer’s operating software – giving CPI customers an invaluable head start in the market.
We also completed the Pottermore contract, converting the Harry Potter series, not only in English but also all of the foreign language conversion.