McGraw-Hill to Make eGalleys Available On the Rocket eBook
Posted on November 24, 1999McGraw-Hill has announced a partnership with NuvoMedia, Inc. to offer advance proofs of trade titles in an electronic format. The company will make the eGalleys available for the Rocket eBook beginning this November. The first eGalley will be Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist by Brother Guy Consolmagno, publication date March 2000. This is also the first book in McGraw-Hill's new trade science program which is being developed by Trade Science Editor Amy Murphy. Publishers Weekly, is taking advantage of the eGalley to review Brother Astronomer in this week's issue of the magazine. The issue also includes an article about the experience of reviewing a book in this new format.
"This eGalley program is a natural extension of using Rocket eBook technology to enhance the publishing processes," said McGraw-Hill's Vice President and Group Publisher, Philip Ruppel. "The eGalley can be made available more efficiently and earlier than the print galley can, allowing reviewers additional time to access the work. This format is a good supplement to the mix of ways we provide and distribute our information and shows great potential for the future."