I asked Quark about why they didn’t begin selling QuarkXPress 9 through their online store when they released the final version of QuarkXPress 9 on April 6th. (This was the final, complete version, but stops working 30 days from its first use.)
It turns out that it takes a few weeks to get all the physical media together and into the retail channels. Quark wanted to protect retailers sales and so they wouldn’t sell QuarkXPress 9 before the resellers could ship the product.
Anyway, it’s all good as of today. Go forth and buy QuarkXPress 9 from your preferred source! Upgrades from version 7 or 8 cost $299. (If you’re using the free 30-day trial version, all your documents will be read perfectly by the retail version.)
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.