Press Release: Kobo and Aquafadas Collaborate to Create Innovative Magazine Experience
Aquafadas (http://www.aquafadas.com/), innovative developer of digital publishing solutions, is breaking new publishing ground with its Aquafadas Cloud Authoring platform - making it as easy to create digital magazines as it is to read them.
The Aquafadas system is so effective and easy to use that Kobo, a global leader in eReading, uses it to digitize magazines for its Magazine store currently available in North America, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy - with more countries to be added soon.
Thanks to the Aquafadas cloud-based platform's ability to digitize mass projects quickly, more than two hundred titles and seven thousand issues have been added to the Kobo Magazine store, including popular titles from industry publishing giants such asCondé Nast, Hearst Corporation, American Media, Mansueto, Bauer Publishing Group, Mondadori, Rogers Publishing Limitedand Reader's Digest.
Cloud Authoring automates the complexities associated with digitizing printed magazines for distribution to smartphones, eReaders and tablets. The tool converts a simple PDF into digital format, eliminating the need for coding or development by publishers. With easy-to-use tools, Kobo works with publishers to add important elements - including interactive tables of contents and innovative features such as "Guided Reading," offering customers a more fluid and enjoyable reading experience.
The good news for readers is that they can access their entire library - magazines and books - as well as the Kobo bookstore just about anywhere, whether it's online, on a Kobo device, or via Kobo's iOS and Android reading apps.
Kobo and Aquafadas continue to make updates to the platform, adding new functionality and tools, pushing the envelope on innovation within the ever-changing digital publishing industry.
"While there are many barriers to entry in the world of digital publishing - time, money, manpower, the list goes on - Kobo and Aquafadas essentially break them down and offer publishers a way in, without creating more work for either party," says Claudia Zimmer, CEO, Aquafadas. "By using Aquafadas Cloud Authoring to convert magazines into digital-friendly versions, all publishers need to do is provide Kobo with their magazine PDF files, which have already been created. The entire conversion process takes place behind the scenes and in the cloud."