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Now Available: 2015 Offshoring and Outsourcing (O&O) Directory Philippines

February 03, 2015

The 2015 edition of Information Technology and Business Process Management in the Philippines: Offshoring and Outsourcing (O&O) Directory is now available! Dubbed O&O Directory, this valuable publication provides businesses and other organizations with useful data about the expertise of more than 600 Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) and offshoring companies, enabling readers to find the right service provider to meet their needs, as well as see investment opportunities in this industry.

The O&O Directory features IT and BPO companies’ contact details, services offered, success stories, company size, office locations, and other key information. Categories include Animation, Graphics and Publishing; Customer Contact Centers; Engineering Design; Information Processing and Management; Software Development; plus many more. The O&O Directory is released every January and July (updated version) of the year.

Download your free copy of O&O Directory 2015 in either PDF eBook or ePub format from the websites of the publishers—Asiatype, Inc., mother company of Datagrafix, and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the enabling association for the Philippine information technology and business process management industry.

Asiatype Group of Companies Celebrates Christmas and the Silver Anniversary of Asiatype, Inc.

December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year - Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Frohe Weihnachten und glückliches neues Jahr - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar


The Asiatype Group of Companies, of which Datagrafix is a part, celebrated on December 19, 2014 not only the Yuletide season, but also the 25th anniversary of Datagrafix’s parent company, Asiatype, Inc.

From all of us at the Asiatype Group of Companies, have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Readers First: Towards Greater Ebook Adoption

December 04, 2014

The global publishing industry may have a diverse composition, but publishers, distributors, publishing service providers, and other industry players will agree on one thing: the whole industry thrives on getting books into the hands of readers. Otherwise, what’s the point of making books?

With the rise of digital publishing, one group has decided to take steps to make ebooks in particular more accessible to readers. The New York Public Library and other partner libraries have taken steps to improve readers’ access to ebooks in libraries. Through a project dubbed Readers First, they are working with the National Information Standards Organization and the Readium Foundation to establish standards that enable better interoperability and integration, and so provide readers with a simpler way to find, borrow, and read ebooks. This endeavor may broaden the reader base for ebooks and so indirectly support the digital publishing industry.

For more on this, see http://bit.ly/1BfDOGf

Datagrafix Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau with Philippine-Based French Community

November 21, 2014

Datagrafix joined the French community in the Philippines for its annual Soirée Beaujolais, held at Manila Hotel’s Tent City on the evening of November 20, 2014. With the theme “France: Tradition and Innovation,” the event highlighted France’s contributions to such industries as aviation, automotive, architecture, fashion and the arts, as well as innovations in wine-making.

In attendance were Philippe Gauthier, Chairman of Asiatype Group of Companies, of which Datagrafix is a part, and CEO Philippe Saurel and CFO Marc Gauthier.

The annual event to welcome France’s Beaujolais Nouveau is organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (Le Club), of which Philippe Gauthier is the founding president.

Publication plus Mobile Technology is Content Delivery made easy

November 07, 2014

Datagrafix, Inc. (DGI) with its expertise in publication and with the use of mobile technology brings a new publication product. Using Newsstand Kit and Store Kit frameworks of Apple, DGI is now able to deliver magazine content in a Newsstand Application.

This Newsstand Application provides readers a new way of reading experience. Unlike having to download ePub issues (i.e. magazines) individually, Newsstand Application organizes and maintains these ePub issues and their subscriptions in the one application.

Newsstand App are just one type of App that DG is developing for our worldwide clients

Check out these Newsstand Applications at:

Hachette Book Group Launches Author and Agent Portal

October 24, 2014

Hachette Book Group (HBG) has launched an author and agent portal within the company's business platform, hachettebookgroup.biz.

The portal's self-service features will enable authors and agents to access up-to-date information, including confidential sales data, about their titles published by HBG, as well as tools for reporting online piracy, an interactive publication timeline, a file-sharing feature between editors and authors, and other resources.

According to HBG CEO Michael Pietsch, the portal would add transparency to the publishing experience by making sales data and resources available and easy to use to authors and agents, whom HBG considers valued partners.

The New York–based Hachette Book Group is a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Read the full press release at http://bit.ly/1sfHs9m

Message about Selfless Love Touches People, Turns into Blog‑to‑Book Deal

October 24, 2014

Blog-to-book deals are seldom, and not all are a success. Here's one that is.

Seth Adam Smith posted his dad's advice on marriage on his blog one Friday in November 2013. To his and his wife's shock, the post, “Marriage Isn't for You,” had reached eight million views by Sunday evening.

Obviously, the message that love is not about yourself but about making the other person happy touched a chord in a lot of people. After reaching 30 million views, various news stations, other websites, and publishers started reaching out to Smith. In January 2014, he signed a deal with Shadow Mountain Press, which released Marriage Isn't for You in book form in May 2014.

Smith has since then released another book, Your Life Isn't for You (published by Berrett-Koehler). He is currently working on his third book.

For the original blog post of Marriage Isn't for You and more about Smith, visit his blog, sethadamsmith.com.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 Tackles the Rise of Self-Publishing

October 20, 2014

In recent years, self-publishing has become a viable alternative to waiting for a publisher to notice one's manuscript out of a mountain of manuscripts being evaluated. With several self-publishing platforms available, such as those offered by Amazon and Apple, aspiring writers can now put out a book at minimal cost and get all or the lion's share of any royalties.

The recently concluded Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 devoted a day to discussing self-publishing, including the trends and impact on the publishing industry. Initially embraced by writers unable to land a contract from publishers, self-publishing is now an option even for traditionally published writers, who may release some works through a publisher and some on their own. But self-publishing not only competes with publishing houses; it aids them as well, by becoming a source of new writing talent and market research data.

The fact is that readers purchase both self-published and traditionally published books. This shows the industry what readers want to read and are willing to pay to read. Self-publishing is expected to grow in importance and play a major role in shaping the future of the publishing industry.

2014 Man Booker Prize Goes to Richard Flanagan

October 20, 2014

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, for winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Read more about Richard Flanagan and the 2014 Man Booker Prize here. (link: http://bit.ly/1z9W0B9 )


October 7, 2014

The world's largest book fair is ongoing from October 8 to 12, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Considered the preeminent international book fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair brings together publishers, multimedia companies, booksellers, agents, authors, publishing services providers and other players in the international publishing industry, as well as visitors who just appreciate books.

This year's program focuses on children's and young adults' media, with exhibitors from German-language and English-language publishers, and from Russia, Spain, Italy, and many other countries. Other highlights are exhibits for the literary arts, education and specialist information, and rights and licenses.

Datagrafix, Inc.'s Business Development Officer, Karl-Heinz Koerwer, is attending Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Datagrafix offers publishers customized, quality, and cost-effective digital publishing and imaging services. Its parent company, Asiatype, Inc., is based in the Philippines, while other offices are in France and East Africa. To get in touch with Karl, please call him at (+49) 176 802 867 32 or email karl-heinz.koerwer@datagrafix.com.