I’ve recently had the opportunity to give advice to some designers who are looking to expand their client base and add new projects. My advice? “Plastics!” No, seriously what I said was “convert books to digital versions!”.
In other words, learn how to take an existing publication and convert it to a format suitable for viewing on a portable device. From what I’ve seen, Quark is poised to lead this new wave of projects, with their recently announced Digital Publishing 2.0 strategy.
Now, to raise even more awareness of this awesome opportunity, Quark is sponsoring the 2010 Digital Magazine Awards — a global competition to honor the best in digital magazines.
The competition includes nearly 20 categories, and the eight judges include Wired U.K. editor David Rowan, YUDU Media marketing director Robert Elding, and Issuu chief commercial officer Astrid Sandoval.
The closing date for entries is September 30, 2010. Winners will be announced on October 2th, 2010.
For more information, see Quark’s press release below, or visit the DMA website.
Quark Announces its Support of the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 as Platinum Sponsor
Quark announced that it is sponsoring the Digital Magazine Awards 2010, a global awards initiative to showcase the best digital magazines and recognize the most influential people in digital publishing today.
Quark recently announced its Digital Publishing 2.0 strategy and plans for a number of solutions for publishing to digital devices. These include partnerships with K-NFB and Baker Taylor that will see design-rich publishing direct from QuarkXPress to the Blio Reader, a new reading technology that will be available on a wide range of digital reading devices in 2010.
Gavin Drake, Quark’s Vice President of Marketing said, “Digital magazines are a fast evolving area and this is only going to accelerate in the near term. We’re delighted to be able to support and associate the Quark brand with the Digital Magazine Awards. It’s a perfect fit with our focus on digital publishing and determination to continue to ‘revolutionize publishing, again.’ We look forward to the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 driving innovation and rewarding the very best in this burgeoning industry.”
Bruce Hudson, Digital Magazine Awards Founder said, “To have Quark, a global brand and a market leader, as our Platinum Sponsor gives the Digital Magazine Awards real kudos and cements its place as the award to win in the industry. With its Digital Publishing 2.0 solution, Quark is giving designers and publishers the flexibility to take on today’s opportunities and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, so it is an honor for them to reward innovation and creativity at the Digital Magazine Awards.”
About the Digital Magazine Awards 2010
The Digital Magazine Awards 2010 are international awards celebrating the best of the digital publishing industry with categories ranging from Fashion, Lifestyle and News Business Magazine of the Year to individual awards for Editor, Designer and Writer of the Year. Entry cost is £25 per category entered. Award winners will be announced on October 27, 2010.
Lead Judges for the awards include Microsoft’s Executive Producer, Peter Bale; WIRED Magazine’s Editor, David Rowan and Telegraph Media Group’s, Head of Technology, Shane Richmond. As a platinum sponsor, Quark will present each category winner at the Awards with a publishing design package.
To find out more about the awards please go to http://www.digitalmagazineawards.com/. The closing date for entry is September 30, 2010.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.