Digital publishing (for example, for ebooks)—with specialized tools such as XML-based embedded tags and software like InDesign and Microsoft Word—creates a new set of challenges and complexities for publishers and authors alike. Your traditional for-print index won’t work as is in an ebook for example, where “page numbers” suddenly become irrelevant. We are finding that many of our clients are still valuing the judgment of human indexers and would like to find ways to connection their indexes to ebook texts. Fortunately, we have that expertise covered within our group of partners and associates.
Indexing for non-book digital platforms, such as websites or mobile apps, requires knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy, and web analytics, which are also skill sets available at Potomac Indexing. For more details on corralling your online content, check out our Content Strategy offerings.
To see a sampling of the different kinds of digital publications PI has indexed over the years, you can check out our portfolio page.
With embedded indexing, rates vary depending on complexity and density of material, the additional time and demands of embedding tools, plus time constraints. We’d be happy to talk about your specific needs. Just contact us on our contact page or email one of our partners directly.