The Digital Edition: Heading Toward Its ‘iPod Moment’?
Product: NewsStand Reader, PaperPusher, NewsStand Delivery Service
Description: NewsStand provides identical-format digital editions of print publications. Users can view pages online or download compressed files using a free reader.
Features: Technology suite includes software that automatically transfers prepress files (PDF or Quark) from publishers and delivers files to customers (via NewsStand Reader). User-interface features include zoom-control, keyword search, page and section jumps, and hyperlinks.
Publishers who have used the solution: Barron’s, Harvard Business Review, The Scientist, Marketing Week
Distribution: Web browser or downloadable offline reader.
Pricing: Basic price is $1,000 per month.
Contact: (512) 334-5100, www.NewsStand.com
NXTbook Media LLC
Description: Creates digital editions viewable on any Web browser, stressing rich-media and reader-auditing capabilities.
Features: Single/double page view, bookmarking, multimedia integration, e-mail, word and archive search, offline viewing and paid/controlled solutions. Exclusive Hybrid Index Flash enables content to be found by search engines, and page-specific permalinks are designed to enable sharing of content on blogs and other social media. Offers detailed tracking of reader activity.
Publishers who have used the solution: EContent Magazine, Advanstar Communications, Reed Business Information, Cisco Systems (for Packet magazine)
Pricing: $1,000 to $2,000.
Contact: (866) 268-1219, www.NXTbookMedia.com
Description: XML-based digital magazine delivery system enables online reading using a Web browser. ActiveMagazine 3.0, available in December, is built on a digital content management system (Viewpoint) that creates micro-content from print and electronic source material for easy search and rich data applications.
Features: Embeds interactive and multimedia ads. Page-level analytics provide usage statistics. Offers page flipping and shadowing, dynamic table of contents, thumbnail viewing, e-mail and search capabilities. ActiveMagazine 3.0 combines e-edition viewing, Web-based content and rich media advertising within a magazine’s original layout.
Publishers who use the solution: Time Inc., ESPN, Reed Business Information, Hearst Business Media, Newport Communications
- 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