Scholar transforms the work of publishers, librarians and teachers.
Put an end to the inefficient, labor-intensive workflows of first generation digital publishing. In a unified platform, Scholar enhances time-honored workflows, empowering a broader range of authors, publishers and community admins to take their work to the world—with less effort and thus at a lower cost.
Offer authors true multimodal publication, with any mix of text, video, audio, data, code—in fact any and all digital content.
Offer authors a production house environment that enlists more of their energies pre-publication. Just a few examples: Peer reviewers can offer copy-edit suggestions, subject to creator and publisher approval. Through semantic markup, creators commence the typesetting process. And a tiny change fixed by a creator and approved by a publisher will be immediately reflected in all formats, even the next printed book purchased.
Harness social media energies of authors, editors, and knowledge/culture ‘community admins’.
Offer free content generated for lower costs beside content for sale or subscription.
Stop giving punishing percentages of sales to the behemoth online stores and digital distribution platforms. Keep most of the revenue for yourself and your authors.
Become a knowledge/cultural maker place, not just a site for knowledge/cultural storage.