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Product: RIDE (Rich Interactive Digital Edition)
Description: XML-based dgitial edition.
Features: Delivers full-size, full-color pages. RIDE offers in-view search, HD-quality video-content display, bookmarking and subscription management, e-mail and social-network sharing, integrated RSS, complete reporting and subscription back-end, including ABC and BPA reporting, readership analytics, and advertiser-based reporting. Supports hyperlinking, animation, graphics and audio.
Distribution: Requires download of free plug-in for Microsoft Silverlight platform.
Pricing: Varies by publication type and frequency.
Publishers who have used the solution: Trader Publishing, Dominion Enterprises
Contact: (506) 674-9550, www.AdvancedPublishing.com
Azimuth FullScreen Publications Inc.
Product: FullScreen Publications
Description: A content management system offering a full-screen format. Software is customized to the client’s needs.
Features: Intuitive interface that does not require scrolling or zooming. Supports Flash Player, third-party ad tracking, shopping carts, message boards, polls and multimedia.
Distribution: E-mail, delivery to subscriber’s hard drive.
Publishers who have used the solution: Abercrombie & Kent’s Sundowner Magazine, Skies America
Pricing: $20,000 to $50,000 per year (10 or more publications). Includes training, customization and support services.
Contact: (301) 792-0561, www.FullScreenPublications.com
Description: Enhanced online versions of print publications.
Features: Publishers can upload and convert print files to create digital publications featuring URL links, streaming video and audio, page-flip technology, search capabilities across all issues, user tracking/reports for publishers and advertisers, and more.
Distribution: Viewable using a Web browser.
Publishers who have used the solution: Golf Canada, Child Guide Magazine, Jacksonville Luxury Living, Birmingham Parent
Pricing: $2 per page.
Contact: (407) 343-0663, www.BlueToad.com
Bondi Digital Publishing
complete Web site management typically start at $3,000 to $5,000 per month, depending on the solution. There is also typically an implementation fee at the front-end of the project that can range from $20,000 to $25,000. For a small magazine, cost might be in the $40,000 to $50,000 per year range, and a larger magazine could run around $75,000 to $100,000 per year.
Contact: (800) 887-1944, www.CrownPeak.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