9 Options in Digital Editions
If you can't seem to ever access a particular newsletter or have to wait far too long to download it, obviously you will want to find out what solution is being used and avoid it.
Also, consider what is most important to your publication and your readers: speed of access, the look and feel of print, trackability, rich media, etc. Those factors will be key to your selection of a digital delivery solutions provider.
Company: Olive Software
Overview: preserves content, structure and layout in a Web-ready XML repository. The digital format simulates page-turning when readers click on an icon to move to the next page. Other features: zoom in and out, keyword searching, long-term archive access, rich media capabilities, Web links.
Delivery mechanism: ActiveMagazine delivers publications via the Web in Flash or HTML format. Subscribers are notified by e-mail when a new issue is released, and can view it online or download it to their computer to view offline. Readers do not need to download and install proprietary readers.
Among its users are: Reed Business Information, Investor's Business Daily, Knight Ridder Corp., The Washington Post.
Document Express 5.0 with DjVu
Overview: a platform for scanning, storing and exchanging documents, magazines and catalogs, among others. The suite of applications, including imaging software, delivers smaller (compressed) representations of scanned and electronic, black and white or color documents in an open format. According to the company, DjVu (pronounced déjà vu) image documents are 10 times to 100 times smaller than JPEGs or PDFs. The content of DjVu files is searchable using keywords. The DjVu technology is available through licensed LizardTech resellers.
Delivery mechanism: Viewers must download a free DjVu browser plug-in, available for Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX.
Among its users are: Marvel Comic Book Library, Century Dictionary, Tribune.advancedpublishing.com, Internet Archive.
- Advanced Publishing
- Advanstar Communications
- Business Week
- Cadmus Communications, A Cenveo Company
- Crain Communications
- Investor's Business Daily
- NewsStand Inc.
- Nxtbook Media
- Olive Software
- Reed Business Information
- Scholastic Inc.
- Texterity Inc.
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- Valley Forge Publishing