As our Product digital team work on improving the on Emerald Insight content experience, incremental changes are being released onto the site enhancing its usability, discovery and not forgetting its aesthetic pleasure!
PDF Previews for our latest monographs (and the Transport eBooks Collection’s monographs) have now been enabled on www.emeraldinsight.com, allowing everybody, be they customers or inquisitive parties, the opportunity to view the prelims and first few pages of the first chapter. Not only is this a great way to give people a taste of the title, it allows Google to better index the content, aiding in the discovery for Emerald’s book titles.
Additional work is starting soon to improve on this offer by expanding the free preview to the whole first chapter of each new monograph on the site.
The most recent development for users of book content on is now live on www.emeraldinsight.com in the form of full book download. All non-series book titles published from 2016 onward have the option to download the whole book title in PDF and ePub format. This is in addition to the pre-existing individual chapter download option. Not only will this provide more choice in how end users consume book content, the functionality will aid usage of the content which should make librarians even happier!
Work was carried out by the digital team and its business partners from Production and Customer Operations, helping to enable the required changes in the typesetting process, the implementation of the functionality on the site and the end to end testing.
This development places the latest, highest value book titles in a great position for future product development, especially when considering potential new business models for Emerald’s customers.