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Rhapsody are proud to be0 sponsoring this years British Book Design and Production Awards and will be presenting the award for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education Books. This applies to educational books produced for schools, colleges and universities. The ability to capture and retain the readers’ attention is important in this category.

The 2015 British Book Design and Production Awards, in association with Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association, are ...

The shortlist for the international Digital Magazine Awards was announced this week and Rhapsody is delighted that we’ve made the finals for both Innovation of the Year and Website of the Year, in recognition of our technology and our customers’ work.

The Digital Magazine Awards, now in their 6th year, highlight and celebrate the incredible innovation in the international digital publishing sector. The Digital Magazine Awards attract a global audience with magazine entries received from over 60 countries since the launch of the awards in 2010.

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Rhapsody is a successful, print digital and software development agency based in Shoreditch. We work with a range of high profile clients including Bauer Media, Time Inc., Waitrose, Argos, and Boden, as well as the UK’s leading contract publishers.

We are looking for a highly motivated Business Development Manager (Digital & Creative Services) to sell our digital offerings. These include our in-house digital publishing platform, ePublish, native app development, responsive mobile optimised websites, and digital catalogues.

To accelerate business development in this fast ...

Rhapsody, the UK’s leading cross-media production agency, has produced a new Eating Smart app for woman&home, the largest lifestyle magazine on the UK newsstand, published by Time Inc.UK.

Rhapsody worked in a collaborative manner with the design and user experience teams at Time Inc.UK to produce the Eating Smart app, an imprint of woman&home that focuses on recipes, tips and advice for those following a “free-from” diet as well as easy midweek meals, entertaining ideas, simple dessert...

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The annual Audit Bureau of Circulations figures were released in a flurry of excitement last week as the big players scrambled to see if their circulation figures showed healthy growth or worrying decline.

The survey of 200 titles, 10 of which were debuts, showed that while some such as Good Homes magazine enjoyed a 50 per cent increase in its circulation figures, the UK print magazine circulation had declined on average by 5.3 per cent in the first half of 2015. Even the biggest selling women’s title Good Housekeeping had experienced a 0.6 per cent drop from last...

Ask different publishers about what makes a good digital magazine and you will get very different points of view. Ask most consumers the same question and surprisingly you will get very similar answers. Ultimately consumers want to read online publications, which provide something different to their printed counterparts and which have been tailored to the device and medium that they’re being read on. They’re looking for content which is not freely available elsewhere and in a design and format which engages them and keeps them returning for more.

As with all things web-related, a...

The latest NRS figures show that 94 per cent of UK adults consume news, brands and magazines via mobile and online. Furthermore, digital publications are bringing a 12 per cent increase to print readership. While these figures show digital providing a growth area for print, in the rush to make sure they have a digital presence, publishers are missing out on the benefits of a planned strategy. Specifically, which medium (responsive website, native app and web app) has greater relevance to their readership and will bring them the best return.

Rhapsody’s John Rahim comments that the c...

Rhapsody is very proud to congratulate Tim Moscow, Operations Director, and Darren Ayles, Technical Director, on graduating from the BPIF Graduate Management Programme level 5. Tim and Darren formed part of a group of 180 entrants from across the industry who enrolled in the BPIF Graduate management program, a dynamic mix of training, development and networking opportunities. They spent the last two years working towards the qualification, which combined core management skills such as finance, HR, communications and critical thinking, as well as insights and networking seminars with busines...

Apple’s much-maligned ‘Newstand’ app is being replaced by a new version, simply called ‘News’. Much of the criticism levelled at Newstand involved the visibility of content, something which became increasingly more troublesome as other platforms, such as Google Play, excelled.

The new app will allow viewers to access the stories they want to read all in one place – similar to Flipboard. Apple promises a personalised experience with News, as the content is carefully selected based on the topics and publications the reader frequently views. Susan Prescott, vice president of...

I’ve just got back from a morning’s fly-fishing on my local River Guash, where I caught several cracking wild brown trout on the dry fly. I’ve fly-fished since I was a teenager and love it. It’s active, therapeutic, gets me food for the table and allows me to unwind away from the 24/7 madness of the digital world.

However, escaping work completely is always difficult and, between catching fish, I was mulling over Bauer’s phone content strategy, as well as the imminence of the girlfriend moving in with me! For the purposes of this feature, I’ll ignor...

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