The Librios NextGen Demo Platform

Welcome to the Librios NextGen eBook production and subscription platform.
The new Librios NextGen platform is designed to help small to medium publishers repurpose their content to reduce production costs and to create additional revenue streams by selling online access using a digital first approach.
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NextGen Key Features

Import
Import your content from a structured Microsoft Word document (other import options are available here) where it can be viewed and edited directly via a web browser
Edit online
Update content online via a rich editor and enrich the metadata to improve discoverability and integrate with built-in editorial workflow tools
Production
Create production files of your content into formats such as InDesign or EPUB
Sell access
Sell direct access to a whole publication or single chapter and create subscriptions to cover a series, author, collection or topic with auto-generated subscription reminder emails
Coursepacks
Create new products by re-using existing content from your publications to build a coursepack that can be published and sold on the site
Read online and offline
Advanced online reading experience with features including image navigation, index, footnotes, note taking and citing. Store downloadable, socially DRM’d EPUB and PDF file at book and chapter level for offline reading
Media library
All media is stored in a central library with reporting on where it is being used across all content
Advanced search
Searching across all content and metadata with facet filtering including title, author, subject and date with relevant results including abstracts for pay-to-access content at the book or chapter level
Analytics
All of the activity on the system is recorded allowing for the creation of custom analytics and reports, which can be exported to spreadsheet. In addition the system integrates with Google analytics.
Integrated payment
Full payment integration with PayPal including an offline purchasing facility with invoicing and reporting
Admin dashboard
An admin area which allows access to site reporting, integrated Google and custom analytics, management of user profiles, all content types, payments, site design and setup
Mobile ready
Utilising a responsive design where the display, menus and features will adapt to all screen sizes including touch devices

Additional features for NextGen

We also have various other features on NextGen including:

Institutional access
Institutional access can be configured and administered and content bought for by site admins using our “profile switching” facility. Access to content can be authenticated by IP address.
Microsites
Create low cost and scalable microsites with bespoke themes, features, permissions and content. See an example here
Community
Ability to build community around the content. Features such as posting status updates and content creation (such events, news, blogs and images). NextGen allows users and places to make friends and connect or follow one another and they can also send direct messages to one another or post into threaded discussions and comment.
Event management
Events can be created and searched on via a variety of metadata including date range. A calendar view allows for easy navigation. Attendance can be purchased by the user or on behalf of other colleagues in the same company. If different types of tickets are needed, these can be created, sold and managed via the site.
Pre-configured content types
Within the platform there are many content types which have already been pre-configured and integrated with creation, searching and re-purposing. Blogs, news, discussions, jobs and groups can all be created, commented upon and shared to social networking sites.
Learning
NextGen allows for integration into the content the ability to ask questions and score them. This can be incorporated with CPD points and displayed on leader boards.

Additional services

As content can be structured in a range of ways, we also offer additional services using the expertise of a number of partners. These partners have specific skills in bringing content of different forms into NextGen and producing beautifully typeset output.

Content conversion & import options
NextGen can also import content directly from EPUB, XML and HTML using pre-defined filters. We can provide additional conversion services to allow your content to meet these filters and flow onto the platform (including conversion from InDesign and PDF formats).
InDesign typesetting & EPUB styling
In addition to the features on the platform (the ability to upload your own InDesign templates and EPUB CSS files) we can offer more advanced production services, if required, for taking the InDesign output from NextGen and applying your templating ready for book production or EPUB output and apply custom styling (CSS).
We would be happy to discuss any further developments. To find our more just get in touch with us.