Publishers have been publishing web content and digital magazines of some sort for over a decade now. What's new, and often challenging for publishers to integrate into their production cycles, is creating web- and mobile- optimized content for a growing variety of platforms.
Advanced Publishing Corporation announced today the beta version of its next generation digital edition solution - VIZION5 that enables the company to create and deliver rich interactive versions of magazines and other publications seamlessly across multiple devices.
Saint John, New Brunswick- based digital delivery solutions provider Advanced Publishing (AP) announced today two new versions of its digital editions software for the Blackberry and iPad.
The 2009 Publishing Business Conference & Expo convenes in New York next week, March 23-25, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.
SAINT JOHN, NB -- July 8, 2008 -- Advanced Publishing announced today the launch of its Digital Anywhere version as a complement to its existing RIDE (Rich Interactive Digital Edition) offering. This non-plug in based version will ensure that EVERY digital reader will be able to access a full featured digital edition of their favorite magazine or newspaper. “It is important for us and our publishing customers to ensure that all readers can access their magazine in a digital version. Corporate or government based readers are often precluded from downloading plug-ins (like Silverlight or Flash), and some readers still use older computers that
This spring, Barnes & Noble announced that it would offer both print publications and digital editions of more than 1,000 magazine titles to visitors of BN.com. The e-editions will be fulfilled by Barnes & Noble partner Zinio. Indeed, it’s just one more indication that, despite some debate on their future, digital editions are becoming a viable alternative to print for a growing number of readers. Cambridge, Mass.-based The Gilbane Group recently published a study, “Digital Magazine and Newspaper Editions: Growth, Trends, and Best Practices,” showing that the number of business-to-business publications offering digital editions increased by more than 300 percent in a two-year span
When approaching the subject of digital editions—those e-publications that preserve print layouts in a user-friendly format, often enhanced with embedded multimedia features—an obvious question comes to mind: What can this platform offer a publisher that a good Web site cannot? “That’s the question we get all the time,” says Cimarron Buser, vice president of marketing and product planning at Southborough, Mass.-based Texterity Inc., who recently pioneered a digital publishing solution for the Apple iPhone. “We know that the way people read Web sites is different from the way they read magazines,” says Buser. “Web sites are more episodic; there’s a lot of
More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now
When the idea of creating digital editions of magazines surfaced just a few short years ago, there were those who scoffed at the notion. "Who would want to read a magazine on a laptop or PDA?" they cried. But smart publishers didn't write off the idea. They began considering the possibilities of the digital medium—the opportunities for reaching new audiences, extending a title's geographic reach, new and richer advertising experiences, and the massive amounts of money that could be saved on printing and distribution. Indeed, there are plenty of concrete incentives for publishers to go digital. Leading the charge for digital
Digital magazines may not be commonplace, but they're certainly gaining momentum. First on the list of benefits for many who offer digital publications is savings: There are no paper costs, postage fees or printing costs. But also, there's big incentive for advertisers: Direct links to advertisers' Web sites, and now even the ability to incorporate audio and visual into digital versions of print ads. Readers' actions can often be tracked, providing publishers with the means to prove their readers' interest in the advertisers' products. For many, a hindrance was that the technology was a bit slow for large files loaded with graphic images.