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Product: Realview Online Publishing Solution
Description: Cross-browser and platform-independent solution provides a lightweight (in terms of bandwidth) viewer option. It is designed to load quickly and be simple to use.
Publishers who have used the solution: Reader’s Digest, Avon
Pricing: One-time setup fee, determined by whether the publication is open access or subscription, then a per-page rate that depends on frequency and volume of pages, but includes hyperlinks, e-mail system and hosting for 12 months.
Contact: (914) 393-0510, www.RealviewTechnologies.com
Sheridan Magazine Services
Product: Magazine Messenger
Description: A digital magazine delivery platform, allowing users to deliver secure digital publications to subscribers online.
Features: Using the “messenger” model as its delivery mechanism, Magazine Messenger will alert subscribers when a new issue has been downloaded and is ready for viewing either online or offline. Referred to as a “push” delivery model, this system satisfies BPA Worldwide’s subscriber statistics verification requirements. Publications are delivered in PDF form and viewable with Acrobat Reader. With PDFs created from the final production files, the digital magazine is identical to the printed copy.
Distribution: Initially subscribers receive an e-mail notification to download and install the Magazine Messenger client application, which places an icon in the subscriber’s “system tray” or “dock.” Subscribers can set their preferences to control whether or not the client launches automatically at startup, as well as the sort order of the issues in the window.
Publishers who have used the solution: Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Airport Magazine
Pricing: Initial setup cost, plus fee based on number of pages and subscribers.
Contact: (866) 551-3200, www.SheridanMagazines.com
Product: Published Web Format (PWF)
Description: Patented technology allows users to read digital magazines without downloading plug-ins.
Features: Active Imaging provides fast page views with high-quality text and images. Tracking and reporting details time spent and geographic/demographic information. Enhancements include iPhone and iPod touch support, social media integration, blogging permalinks, RSS support, search engine integration, “look inside the magazine” previews, page flipping and send-to-a-friend.
Distribution: Can be online only or offer a download option.
Publishers who have used the solution: Time Inc., Meredith Corp., Dow Jones & Co., CMP, Penton Media, Hearst, Condé Nast, Ziff Davis Media, IDG, Bonnier Corp.
Pricing: Pricing varies depending on what services are needed.
Contact: (800) 455-5450, www.Texterity.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