9 Options in Digital Editions
Among its users are: Popular Mechanics, The American Lawyer, Computer Graphics World, Pennsylvania Gazette.
Realview Online Publishing System (ROPS)
Company: Advanced Publishing Corp. is the North American licensee for Realview
Overview: creates online replications of print publications. Features include zoom in and out, searchable text and archives, ability to jump to other articles, Web links, and capability of tracking reader behavior.
Delivery mechanism: Readers must download the free DjVu browser plug-in (by LizardTech) available for some Windows and Mac platforms.
Among its users are: Oilweek, Distinctive Homes, Harmon Media Group.
Overview: provides systems and services for the creation, delivery and tracking of digital editions of magazines and catalogs, among others. Readers can click on each page to proceed to the next page, or click on links to other articles listed in the table of contents that appears on the left-hand side of every page or as a drop-down menu. Other features: keyword search, "Zoom Factor," digital sampling programs. Readers can select single, two-page or full-screen page views, and can click on "Send to a Friend" to e-mail the document, including page thumbnail view.
Delivery mechanism: Documents are accessed via a Web browser; it does not require readers to download a plug-in.
Among its users are: Condé Nast Publications, Penton Media, CMP Media, Time Warner.
Company: Zinio Systems Inc.
Overview: transforms print magazines into digital format, retaining the look of the print edition. Features include Smart Zoom, text searches, a table of contents with links to articles, hyperlinks to Web sites, the ability to highlight text and create electronic notes.
Delivery mechanism: Readers are required to download and install a Zinio Reader on their computer to read Zinio digital publications. The Zinio Reader software for Mac is available for Mac OS 10.1 or newer, and for G3s or more powerful processors. It also is available for many Windows platforms.
- 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