collectionPoint™3.0 (cP3.0) is CODEMANTRA’s enterprise DAM/DAD system, providing publishers with a collaborative production platform to manage the creation of both print and digital outputs. The platform also serves as a virtual warehouse for digital products and metadata. Digital content managers rely on collectionPoint for collaborative file conversion workflows and content revisions; automated delivery of eBooks and metadata; along with distribution tracking and title activity reporting. Now as part of a strategic alliance with EPUBDIRECT, collectionPoint also features an integrated offering of the digital distributor’s complete services including comprehensive wholesale representation, fulfillment, back-office accounting, sales reporting and analysis. Visibility on eBook performance has become crucial – as publishers strive to make informed decisions around pricing, sales channels, return on investment and future resource allocation. ePubDirect’s comprehensive analytics package fills that data void and works in tandem with any marketing activity to show the direct impact of campaigns on pricing. All reports can be generated live within cP3.0/EPUBDIRECT’S integrated dashboard or delivered as excel spreadsheets.
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Scott Cook is responsible for codeMantra’s technology initiatives and strategies. He has held various management positions within the publishing industry, spanning a 20-year period. His decades of experience have brought equipped him with an understanding of every aspect of the publishing production life cycle — including technology development and implementation, project management, process review and re-engineering, book design, print production management, creative planning, implementation and web content management.
Scott’s first management position was with Macmillan Publishing in 1990, where he managed a production budget in the $ millions and a staff of 20-plus. In 1999, Scott became Director of Content Technology at John Wiley & Sons, where he made major contributions to workflow enhancements and publishing technologies. Later, as the Executive Director of Design and Composition at Thomson Learning, Scott was responsible for overseeing design and composition groups, spread across six locations, with an output volume of 1,300 titles each year.
Now, at codeMantra, Scott is responsible for directing technology-related initiatives across all divisions. He works closely with the production teams, business development teams, and clients in directing technology-based strategies and solutions.
Gareth Cuddy founded Directebooks Ltd in 2009 bringing together his twin passions; books and technology. One of the leading experts on eBooks and Digital Publishing in the UK and Ireland, previously, Gareth worked in Sales & Marketing roles within a number of international companies. In 2010 he successfully transitioned Directebooks to ePubDirect, moving from retail to publisher services, and building a reputation for innovation and results within the industry internationally. Under his guidance, the company has grown significantly year on year. ePubDirect is now a global leader in the provision of eBook Distribution services. In 2012 the company launched a revolutionary eBook Analytics package allowing publishers to analysis sales and marketing performance, pricing and outlet sales. ePubDirect remains dedicated to delivering higher returns to publishers through a culture of innovation and a fundamental understanding of market requirements.
Eric Freese has a rich background in publishing production within a variety of industries, from technical publications and defense, to legal, to education. From the early days of SGML, he has worked as a consultant, software developer and content architect. As the Senior Product and Technology Development Manager at codeMantra, he is involved in setting product strategy and direction and managing continued expansion of the collectionPoint platform and its host of supporting modules and applications. In this role he oversees all product development efforts and technology initiatives and works with clients to ensure that their requirements are met.
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