The Digital Edition: Heading Toward Its ‘iPod Moment’?
Product: Yudu Publishing Pro
Description: Yudu Publishing Pro offers larger publishers high-end, advanced digital features in an interactive format. Yudu offers publishers in-house production capabilities and easy conversion of PDF documents into flip-page digital editions that can be enhanced with several levels of custom features.
Features: “Infinite zoom,” which converts PDF text into vector shapes, allowing text to remain sharp at high zoom levels. DRM tools for content protection, tracking of page views and click-throughs, Flash and audio effects. An e-mail collection facility gathers users’ addresses for opt-in database of interested readers.
Distribution: Browser-based; no plug-ins required to read the editions or to create them.
Publishers who have used the solution: JF Media, Datateam Publishing (Casino International), Centaur (Precision Marketing Magazine)
Pricing: Offers an all-inclusive cost-per-page price structure (including hosting). Price for Yudu Pro is $63 per page (before discount, which depends on the publishing solution used [Bureau Service/full service or self-publishing] and volumes produced).
Contact: (888) 367-9838, www.Yudu.com
Product: Zinio Reader
Description: According to the company, the downloaded reader handles 81 percent of the top 200 consumer magazines, allowing the company to maintain a database of digital subscribers for cross-marketing purposes. Company provides direct-to-consumer promotion services.
Features: Secure delivery of automatic downloads provides a desktop message announcing arrival of new editions. Reader offers intuitive, flip-page navigation, keyword search, note-taking and highlighting, and pass-along function.
Distribution: Through downloaded reader; browser-based version in beta tests for planned early 2008 release.
Publishers who have used the solution: Macworld, PC Magazine, Business Week, Men’s Health, Outside, Kiplingers
Pricing: Varies based on customer demands.
Contact: (415) 494-2700, www.Zinio.com PE
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- Advanced Publishing
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- Big Stone Publishing
- BlueToad Inc.
- Bondi Digital Publishing
- BPA Worldwide
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- Harvard Business Review
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- Hearst Corp.
- Meredith Corp.
- Nxtbook Media
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- People Magazine
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- Time Inc.
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