Steve Kotrch

Steve Kotrch
Director Publishing Technology, Simon & Schuster

Website | @steveko

Currently Steve Kotrch is Director of Publishing Technology for Simon & Schuster. He is responsible for creating and supporting all systems having to do with design and editorial, and the company’s digital asset management system. He recently designed a system that takes data from S&S’s product database, uses XML to create book cover layouts in InDesign, and re-ingests certain text with any changes on those layouts back into the database for distribution over the internet. Steve has been involved for over 20 years in various kinds of publishing: of not only consumer books, but reference and elementary and high-school texts; in publishing financial newsletters, magazines and major retail catalogs. He has been involved with the publishing of ebooks since 1994.

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Steve Kotrch (Simon & Schuster)
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By using XML to bridge the gap between their databases and their book-cover designers, Simon & Schuster took significant steps toward building a totally digital workflow, in order to streamline the production of creating book covers and to get descriptions of those books out on the internet. Read more.
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