“We have received tremendous interest from QuarkXPress users to be able to publish to their own iPad apps,” said PG Bartlett, senior vice president of product management for Quark. “We believe our iPad Publishing Service provides the easiest and most cost-effective solution available in the market for QuarkXPress users to publish to the iPad. Customers that use the iPad Publishing Service starting in February 2011 will be able to easily migrate to App Studio for QuarkXPress later in 2011.”
With the iPad Publishing Service for QuarkXPress, users can either convert existing print publications for delivery to the iPad or create dedicated iPad versions. As a part of the Service, Quark will provide the following iPad publishing components to customers:
The components of the iPad Publishing Service for QuarkXPress that allow users to enrich, preview, and manage their content and apps are included as a part of the service while the configuration of the Starter iPad App will require a one-time $495 charge per app. The conversion of the QuarkXPress layouts to iPad issue files costs $495 per issue. The customer will also pay a license fee that is charged for each issue published. The cost of the license fee starts at $349 for publishing a single issue, and decreases depending on the number of issues purchased.
Apart from the one-time app configuration fee per app, a per issue conversion fee, and a per issue licensing fee, Quark does not require any further commitment from customers, such as sharing revenue from sales made from the iPad app.
Today Quark announced:
1. App Studio for Quark Publishing System, available now http://www.quark.com/Products/Quark_Publishing_System/App_Studio.aspx
2. iPad Publishing Service for QuarkXPress 8.5 users, available in February 2011
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com <http://www.quark.com> ) is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations in more than160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress® — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.