Apparently, Quark’s $299 offer to upgrade any version of QuarkXPress to QuarkXPress 9 was so successful that they’ve extended it for another month.
The offer now ends on January 31 — upgrade your copy at www.quark.com/promotion.
Update: Quark issued the following press release today about the upgrade extension:
DENVER, CO – January 4, 2012 – Quark announced today that QuarkXPress® customers using any version of QuarkXPress can upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for $299. The special upgrade offer is now available through January 31, 2011. All current and prior users on QuarkXPress versions 3 through 7 can upgrade to the newest version of QuarkXPress 9 for the standard upgrade price, which is typically applied to upgrades from version 8.
How to Upgrade
To take advantage of the special offer, users must have a valid, registered, and activated serial number for any version of QuarkXPress. Upgrades can be purchased through Quark Authorized Resellers, the Quark Store, and Quark Customer Service. Visit http://www.quark.com/promotion to upgrade and for further information.
Missing Serial Number?
Customers that are unable to locate their previous QuarkXPress serial number may still have the opportunity to upgrade their licenses. In these cases, customers can provide proof of purchase or complete an online “missing serial number” form here: http://www.quark.com/promotion.
About QuarkXPress 9
QuarkXPress 9 advances the way designers work by adding new functionality that increases productivity and that enables the creation of content that can be published to digital devices. Now with QuarkXPress 9 designers can, without programming code, create and publish to iPad apps, as well as create content for e-readers, smartphones, and other tablets. To work faster and smarter, designers can now also call on features that automate design processes that are typically manual and time-consuming.
To learn more about these features and for a complete list of new features in QuarkXPress 9 visit http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/.
About App StudioTM
A key component of QuarkXPress 9, App Studio is the solution for publishing to the iPad that is most accessible to designers, media, and corporate publishers. Together with QuarkXPress 9, App Studio enables designers to create branded apps for the iPad, distribute apps through the Apple App Store, and design and publish content that can be purchased from within the apps.
For a full overview of App Studio, including in-depth training material, please visit: http://www.quark.com/AppStudio/.
Founded in Denver in 1981, Quark’s vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on that promise. Quark’s dynamic publishing solutions are setting new standards in automated cross-media publishing by combining the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customized, intelligent communications across print, the Web, and digital media.
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.