Over the next several years, more school districts are going to be outfitting their students with tablet computers. As they have more tablets in the system, it will become harder to manage them, especially when it comes to the content that is on the devices.
MetaComet Systems, the company that developed the RoyaltyTracker royalty management system, has begun tests on AuthorPortal.com, a new platform that it hopes will improve communications between authors, publishers and agents. AuthorPortal.com is in beta testing with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group and Samhain Publishing, and the company’s president David Marlin said he expects to gradually add more publishers in the months ahead.
Of course, we were right that you can’t create a truly professional quality book in Word, since it doesn’t have the typographic chops to produce great type, and it’s pretty hopeless at layouts that demand precision.
But the plain truth is that thousands of authors ignored all the advice and stuck with the program they already own and use: Microsoft Word.