Today, Quark announced a “Buy 9, Get 10” – a new program that offers anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 between now and June 30, 2013 a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.
Getting version 9 may be vitally important to you because as the release below states: “version 9… is the last version that will open legacy documents from versions 3-6.”
Of note: until June 30, Quark is also continuing their offer to allow anyone who owns QuarkXPress 3 or later to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for their standard price of $349. After that, you won’t be able to upgrade from versions earlier than 8 — you’ll have to buy a new copy of QuarkXPress.
Quark’s announcement is below:
QuarkXPress 10 Coming Soon
Special Offer: Buy QuarkXPress 9 Now and Get QuarkXPress 10 Free
DENVER, CO – June 5, 2013 – The next version of QuarkXPress®, the design and layout tool for print and digital publishing, is coming soon. In anticipation of version 10, Quark is offering anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 between now and June 30, 2013 a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.
Why Upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 Now?
QuarkXPress 9 is the most efficient and intuitive version of QuarkXPress to date. Version 9 users benefit from modern features and functionality that streamline design workflow, automate repetitive tasks, improve typographical precision, enable the creation of eBooks, integrate with App Studio, and more.
Buy QuarkXPress 9, Get QuarkXPress 10 Free
With more details coming soon, QuarkXPress 10 promises to be new inside and out and built for those who love print and live digital. It will be sold as perpetual license software available through Quark sales outlets and authorized resellers.
Until June 30, 2013 anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 from ANY previous version will receive version 10 for free. After June 30, 2013 only QuarkXPress 8 users will be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10. Also after June 30, QuarkXPress 3-7 users will no longer be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 or 10 and will to need to purchase new full licenses.
“For the past couple of years all QuarkXPress users have been eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for one standard price, which is a very unique policy for any software provider. It’s been a hugely popular program and we’d like to make sure all users who aren’t up-to-date can take advantage of the policy before it ends on June 30, 2013,” said Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing for Quark. “For users who are using an old version of QuarkXPress due to compatibility with their systems, the upgrade to version 9 makes sense because it is the last version that will open legacy documents from versions 3-6. Users can continue to use their previous versions knowing they have access to QuarkXPress 9 and 10 when required.”
The official start date of the Buy 9, Get 10 offer is June 5, 2013. Customers who purchased QuarkXPress 9 within the last 30 days will also be eligible to receive QuarkXPress 10 for free. Visit www.quark.com/Buy9Get10 to complete the redemption form. Quark will be revealing more about QuarkXPress 10 later this month. To get updates as they are available, visit www.quark.com/10.
Quark’s software enables organizations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.
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.