While outsourcing can be a valuable method to manage costs, the need for staff, and the flow of titles, it can also have some negative effects. We risk losing our expertise in producing books. We can become sloppy, because our mistakes do not “cost” us anything. Outsourcing may allow us to maintain poor habits (and possibly lose our competitive edge). This may lead to a loss of functionality in our books. However, working with vendors can be profitable.
Work with your vendor to develop book designs