The Digital Edition: Heading Toward Its ‘iPod Moment’?
E-Book Systems Inc.
Product: FlipPublisher Enterprise
Description: Magazines, newsletters, novels, textbooks and catalogs can be converted to FlipBook format for electronic delivery via the Web or CD-ROM.
Features: 3-D page-flipping effect with adjustable flipping speed; auto pagination and chaptering; auto creation of contents page; bookmarking; hyperlinks and multimedia file inclusion. Can display a combination of text, images, animation, sounds and video in a single media-rich document.
Distribution: Requires software download. Electronic delivery via the Web or CD-ROM requires a separate distribution license.
Publishers who have used the solution: Christianity Today, Surfer Magazine, GeoWorld, Paintball 2Xtremes, FHM Germany
Pricing: Not provided.
Contact: (408) 625-8000, www.EBookSYS.com
Product: iMirus Digital Magazines
Description: iMirus privately brands its technology with each publisher’s logo, look and feel. Full ABC and BPA support, integrated paid subscription module and integration with fulfillment companies.
Features: Text searching of single issues or entire library, Web page linking, multimedia integration, integrated metrics and reporting, Podcast subscriptions within e-book, page magnification, forward-to-a-friend feature, print capabilities, banner ads and tip-ins.
Distribution: Offers a Web-based and downloadable viewer, for online or offline content viewing. Notification via e-mail, cell phone or iPod/MP3. Offers three models: Free and Open (no user name and password to open); Free and Qualified (requires user name and password, but can be sent to anyone who requests it); and Paid (requires user name and password; only for paying subscribers).
Publishers who have used the solution: ESPN Magazine, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Magazine, Pharmacy Today, Fine Furnishings International
Pricing: For most digital editions, the creation of the e-book, including page conversion, Web site linking and inclusion of multimedia, is less than $1,000. iMirus also provides various marketing and distribution platforms to help reach current subscribers and target new ones.
Contact: (918) 492-0660, www.IMirus.com
LizardTech, a Celartem company
Product: Document Express Enterprise Edition, Document Express Professional Edition
Description: Converts electronic documents directly into digital replicas for the Web, while preserving the visual quality of the print edition.
Features: The Enterprise product is designed for high-volume, centralized scanning requirements. However, it requires a separate capture (scanner interface) solution. The Professional product is a stand-alone desktop application that allows users to scan small batches of pages, and hyperlink and annotate the resulting DjVu documents. Professional supports the TWAIN scanner interface. Collections of DjVu documents are searchable. Both products include the “LizardTech Virtual Printer Driver” which allows any Windows application to print files to the DjVu format.
Distribution: Requires end-user to download free DjVu viewer; can also be distributed on CD or DVD.
Publishers who have used the solution: The New Yorker, Seattle Weekly
Pricing: Enterprise retails for $6,495 (and includes three Professional licenses); Professional retails for $395.
Contact: (206) 652-5211, www.LizardTech.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