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Pricing: Based on publisher’s needs and level of service.
Contact: (408) 200-1780, www.OliveSoftware.com
Product: Qmags Digital Editions and Custom Publishing
Description: Digital editions are presented as two-page spreads, identical to the printed version, and can be designed to fill the entire computer screen.
Features: Full-text search, archiving, embedded video/audio clips and hyperlinks, and Web 2.0 social networking options. Subscriptions and single copies are sold on Qmags’ Web site. Other publisher services include subscriber prospecting, fulfillment and renewals.
Distribution: Can be delivered in a browser-based version and/or downloaded and read with Adobe Reader.
Publishers who have used the solution: Time Inc., BNP Media, IDG, Crain, VNU Business Media, Rodale, CMP Media, Teshkeel Media, HFM, McGraw-Hill, Meredith, Hearst
Pricing: $3 to $5 per page, and 2¢ to 25¢ per copy delivered.
Contact: (212) 947-6050 x11, www.Qmags.com
Product: RealRead DIY and full-service solutions
Description: Software allows users to convert PDF files into online magazines that can be opened into full-page documents by viewers using common Web browsers. Documents are hosted by RealRead’s server or on client’s server with RealRead Enterprise package.
Features: Documents are presented in book format enhanced with page-turning animation, zoom features and other online capabilities. Subscribers can have access to full archives of a magazine (often packaged as a “premier subscriber” benefit). Other features include page-by-page traffic monitoring and customized navigation buttons.
Publishers who have used the solution: Evan Moor Publishing, Big Stone Publishing, Media Index Publishing, BuilderNews magazine, InRegister
Pricing: The hosting service starts from $10/month, and the conversion software, $650. With the “Enterprise Package,” both server software and conversion software are bundled together and sold. For small applications that need 50 or fewer titles, the cost is $3,000, or $60 per issue. Medium-sized publishers requiring 500 titles or fewer are charged $5,000, or $10 per usage. Larger customers, with needs of 5,000 documents or publications, pay $10,000, or $2 per usage.
Contact: (510) 578-2810, www.RealRead.com
- Adobe Systems Inc.
- Advanced Publishing
- Advanstar Communications
- Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC)
- Big Stone Publishing
- BlueToad Inc.
- Bondi Digital Publishing
- BPA Worldwide
- Business Week
- E-Book Systems
- Harvard Business Review
- Hearst Business Media
- Hearst Corp.
- Meredith Corp.
- Nxtbook Media
- Olive Software
- People Magazine
- Quark Inc.
- RealRead Inc.
- Reed Business Information
- Sheridan Magazine Services
- Sports Illustrated
- Texterity Inc.
- Time Inc.
- Trader Publishing Co.
- Vnu Business Media
- Ziff Davis Media