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Russell Wilding, Digital Project Manager at Rhapsody Limited, shares his views on the publishing industry’s future, trends and consumer reading habits

Few companies have managed a smooth transition from a world of printing to one of digital publishing. Most companies are suffering from falling print numbers and little to no digital strategy to speak of. Having worked in digital for a number of years, I found a very different industry when I arrived at Rhapsody. With predominantly print-focused clients, it was clear to me that we could support them to make the transition from print ...

With today’s fast paced content-savvy audience there’s an ever-increasing hunger for something new, hour after hour. For publishers trying to catch the attention of this audience, they must ensure their content is always there, always updated and always interesting. So no pressure then.

Continuous publishing is a combination of planned content pushed out alongside real-time news stories. In a shift from traditional weekly or monthly edition-based publishing, continuous publishing is more inline with scrolling news and published as frequently as required. This also allows for the ...

The annual PPA Festival which is being held on Thursday 21 May in London, will feature leading lights in the publishing industry along with well known celebrities, and Rhapsody have been invited to host a panel on how best to digitally engage with customers.

Taking place over one content-filled day, the PPA Festival will feature 62 high-profile speakers across 35 sessions on 4 stages. On the “Buzz Stage” dedicated to Tech Talks, Rhapsody’s Head of Digital, John Rahim, will host a panel with leading digital publishing innovators discussing “How to digitally engage with you...

On Wednesday 6th May at 3pm, Rhapsody is hosting an online webinar exploring the key issues that publishers face in developing digital publishing strategies.

John Rahim, Rhapsody’s Head of Digital, will give ten top tips on how to improve your digital strategy and offer advice on the key issues to consider. He will suggest ways in which you can combine your print and digital production workflow process, and how you can produce more engaging apps, in less time, with fewer resources.

The webinar will also offer a chance to hear more about Rhapsody’s exciting new d...

Established in 1956, the National Readership Survey has been a trusted measurement tool of print media, providing benchmark readership metrics for magazines, national and regional newspapers.

But the time has come to herald in a new era. Measuring audience trends has become a complex task – completely beyond a system set up 60 years ago to assess the metrics of print alone. Enter PAMCO (Publishers’ Audience Measurement Company) with chief executive Simon Redican at its helm. If the name is familiar, it’s because Redican is chief executive of NRS, a marker that the new organisat...

There has been no secret in the growth of mobile device usage and so it should come as no surprise to hear that things are going to change when it comes to your site’s search engine ranking.

On the 21st April Google will introduce a new algorithm. It will assess not just the quality of content and keywords but will rank searches according to whether your website is mobile optimized and responsive. User experience will be a factor within their updated algorithm and search results will be based upon your site’s ability to deliver a seamless user journey, irrespective of ...

The PPA, the professional association for the magazine publishing industry, has invited Rhapsody to present a Tech Talk, the latest in a series of free lunchtime events.

John Rahim, Rhapsody’s Head of Digital, will host a discussion entitled: “Harmonise your print & digital publishing workflow and produce more engaging apps,” taking place on Wednesday 15th April.

The Tech Talk will con...

Rhapsody, the UK’s leading cross-media production specialist, has designed and built a new responsive mobile-optimized website for Healthy Food Guide. Published by Eye to Eye Media, Healthy Food Guide is a leading food publication in the UK and recommended by dieticians.

The Healthyfoodguide.co.uk website was designed with a mobile-first approach for users browsing on tablet and mobile devices and contains hundreds of recipes within a searchable database. The extensive collection can be filtered by over ten dietary requirements, and by ingredient or occasion. Regi...

Rhapsody has chosen Publishing & Media Expo, the UK’s key event for the publishing industry, to showcase ePublish, its new automated digital publishing platform. Taking place at Olympia, London in February, the event caters for publishing professionals across magazine, newspaper, digital, tablet formats and more, and is now in its tenth year.

Publishing & Media Expo features a full supporting education program over the two-day event with a number of opportunities to see ePublish. Rhapsody has been invited to participate in a “Tech Pitch” on Wednesday 25 February...

Rhapsody are proud to be supporting the British Book Design and Production Awards, being held in London on Thursday 20th November.

These awards represent the best in British book design and production, showcasing the quality and talent throughout the industry. Rhapsody will be sponsoring and presenting the award for “Trade Illustrated” Book of the Year. Tickets are available for this prestigious e...

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