Today, Quark added the ability to publish directly to the Amazon Kindle e-book format from QuarkXPress. The free 9.3 update also adds support for inline table of contents in ePub files and various fixes and improvements to EPS/PDF display, PDF boxes, page reordering, and more.
As Quark’s press release below points out, “Now, with a single design tool, designers, authors, and publishers can reach audiences across print, Web, Kindle, iPad, and devices that support ePub such as Sony Reader, and NOOK.”
Publish to Amazon Kindle with QuarkXPress 9.3
Free Update to QuarkXPress 9 Enables Users to Export Content Directly to the Leading E-reader
DENVER, CO – May 31, 2012 – Quark announced today the availability of a new, free update to QuarkXPress® 9 that allows designers to export digital content directly to the Amazon Kindle format. The Kindle is the world’s bestselling e-reader that gives users access to over a million books, newspapers, and magazines from a variety of platforms, including Kindle devices. Now, with a single design tool – QuarkXPress 9.3 – designers, authors, and publishers can reach audiences across print, Web, Kindle, iPad, and devices that support ePub such as Sony® Reader, and NOOK®.QuarkXPress 9.3 is available free-of-charge to all QuarkXPress 9 users and can be downloaded here: http://www.quark.com/support/downloads/.
The new Kindle support in QuarkXPress 9.3 allows users to export their content directly to the Kindle format without needing conversion tools or plug-ins, which can help publishers – especially smaller or self-publishers – reach the huge Kindle market faster and more easily than ever before. By utilizing the same Reflow features available in QuarkXPress 9, users can get to both the ePub and Kindle formats without additional time and effort and all within a single software solution.
Quark releases regular updates to QuarkXPress to improve the user experience. In addition to direct-to-Kindle publishing support, QuarkXPress 9.3 includes new support for inline table of contents in ePub files and various fixes and improvements to EPS/PDF display, PDF boxes, page reordering, and more. Visit http://support.quark.com/documentation/QuarkXPress/9.html for a list of known and resolved issues in QuarkXPress 9.3.
Upgrade for $349
Currently all QuarkXPress users – even those with versions dating back to version 3 – are eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for just $349. In addition to support for publishing to the Kindle, the iPad, and ePub devices, QuarkXPress 9 features productivity-boosting print and digital design functionality and Mac OS X Lion certification. To upgrade, please visit < http://content.quark.com/2012DSTOPPreintrodUS_LP.html>. For more information about QuarkXPress, visit: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/.
Gluon ProPack Offer
In addition to the availability of QuarkXPress 9.3, Quark also announced today that anyone purchasing or upgrading to QuarkXPress 9 between May 31st and June 30th 2012 will receive Gluon’s newest ProPack™ 9, worth $219/£143/€170, free of charge. For more information please visit http://content.quark.com/June_special_US.html.
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.