Dundurn Press is Canada’s most successful independent publisher, and we’re proud of our small role in their success. Relaunched in 2015, The Dundurn Press site is a shining example of both our graphic design work and the power of our ONIXLive suite. Since relaunch, Dundurn has seen an increase in online sales and its site has drawn the envy of its peers.
Dundurn uses an effective recipe of technologies and services to bring their extensive catalogue to life on their site. They use BooksoniX as their data warehouser, storing both their book information as well as book covers and author photos. BooksoniX supplies weekly ONIX data to their site, which is automatically imported by our ONIXLive suite software and instantly turned into catalogue pages and author biographies. Site navigation is also updated automatically, including the categorized book browsing tool. Everything is instantly available for sale through the site, including e-books. Rights managed e-books are provided by BitLit. ONIXLive provides easy-to-update promotional tools and well as detailed sales reports.
Together, these technologies make the site incredibly low-maintenance, allowing Dundurn’s staff to get on with the business of making great books. And the site looks great both on mobile and on the desktop, if we do say so ourselves.
Intelligent Machines would like to send a shout-out to October 17 Media for their deft project management and marketing savvy.