The Digital Publishing 2.0 Revolution
The first generation of digital publishing delivered the electronic equivalent of a book. But not all books. It was for books with layouts and content that were simple enough for the small black–and–white screens of e–readers. This means that digital publishing opportunities were pretty much limited to trade books and newspapers. Magazines and about 85% of books have not been able to reach these devices, nor have corporations or other organisations been able to tap into them, because they just aren't suitable for design–rich content and their displays are too limited. The introduction of iPad brought about a revolutionary change.
Digital Publishing 2.0 is marked by the introduction of an entirely new digital experience — one that promises an unprecedented level of consumer interaction with content through smartphones, e–readers, and tablets, as well as an equally engaging experience through computers.
Digital Publishing 2.0 technology delivers a full-color, interactive multimedia experience through larger, more sophisticated displays in which consumers explore content (whether books, magazines, newspapers, product catalogs, advertisements, or other material) through clickable videos, sound files, and other interactive functionality.
The most important difference between Digital Publishing 2.0 and Digital Publishing 1.0 is that it offers publishers and others a variety of ways to distinguish digital content from traditional content. This means publishers can — at least potentially— develop new revenue models for digital experiences.
Solution: Create Rich, Interactive Content for Any Platform, Any Media, Any Device
Quark’s software can help you incorporate digital publishing into your cross-media publishing strategy so you can reach the latest digital devices, including tablets such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. And because of Quark’s media-independent content strategy, our software protects you from continual shifts in technology as new devices come to market.
Our approach is to help you focus on efficiency and cost — so you can deliver your content to all channels, both today's popular digital devices and other channels — in a way that's not just operationally efficient but also flexible enough to meet future needs. Quark's approach to digital publishing has two key foundations:
- Platform independence: You cannot afford to create content and build applications for each platform, medium and device. So, instead of tying your information to a specific media format, Quark lets you create information in a platform- and media-independent form so that you can automatically publish to all the formats you need.
- No programming: Our software lets designers create compelling, interactive experiences without requiring programmers to do the heavy lifting.
Digital Publishing: A Core Capability of a Content Automation Solution
Our digital publishing capabilities are an integral part of our comprehensive content automation platform, which let large organisations improve productivity and achieve cost savings across their enterprise publishing environments. Using our content automation software, you can let anyone create structured XML content in Microsoft Word, automate the assembly of richly designed, personalized content to multiple audiences, and automatically publish to print, Web, and digital devices.