|By PR Newswire||
|February 13, 2014 07:00 AM EST||
MONTPELLIER, France, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Aquafadas, innovative developer of digital publishing solutions, today announced the release of its new cloud-based digital publishing platform, Aquafadas Cloud Authoring (http://cloudtools.aquafadas.com/). Aquafadas Cloud Authoring lets publishers of all shapes and sizes quickly and easily convert PDF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF files into apps, ePUBs and Web Reader files. Simple-to-use production tools, such as crop and reorder, along with unique enrichment features like Aquafadas Guided Reading, let users perfect content flow and optimize reader experience. The platform's one-click export options make it easy to distribute the final file output - eBooks, magazines, newspapers, corporate collateral - across tablets, smartphones and the web.
"With the massive print-to-digital undertaking happening in the publishing industry, there is an urgent need for a digital publishing solution that automates tedious file conversions as well as simplifies the distribution processes. This is the essence of Aquafadas Cloud Authoring," comments Thomas Ribreau, technical director at Aquafadas. "Automation, ease of use and speed are the three main ingredients in Cloud Authoring and they serve just about every digital publisher's needs. With Aquafadas Cloud Authoring, you can quickly and easily repurpose your existing content into an app or eBook regardless of your digital publishing technical knowledge. No additional resources or training needed. Aquafadas Cloud Authoring is the perfect solution for monetizing your existing content with high-quality results."
Ditch the Desktop: Cloud-Access to a Simple and Lightning-Fast Platform
Users can access Aquafadas Cloud Authoring from a standard web browser, meaning there is no need for Adobe InDesign or other applications. Publishers simply upload files into Aquafadas Cloud Authoring, fill out the metadata, organize page layout and add enrichments. Before purchasing the final product license, users can preview five pages of the document for free.
Milan Presse Migrates 30 Books to Digital in Record Time
Milan Presse, a subsidiary of Bayard, has been using Cloud Authoring to automate a standard, yet extremely tedious and time-consuming conversion workflow. "When we decided to go digital, we had less than two months to convert 30 illustrated books into ePUB 3. Not only did Cloud Authoring enable us to accomplish this massive task in such a short timeframe, but we were able to do so with high-quality results," explains Benjamin Babron, graphic designer at Milan Presse. "Cloud Authoring doesn't monopolize our servers or our publishing team. All of the work is done on Aquafadas' servers, in the cloud, leaving our servers free for our use. Our graphic designers can use the platform in total autonomy and without any technical skills. To be able to drag and drop a PDF file and thus create a digital publication is a huge advantage of Cloud Authoring."
Cloud Authoring Makes Complicated Digital Workflows a Breeze
For more complex digital publishing projects, publishers can leverage the advanced workflow capabilities of Cloud Authoring. Ribreau explains, "With a bit of help from Aquafadas, publishers can to tap into Cloud Authoring's workflow engine to facilitate complex jobs such as batch-converting thousands of files or constructing template-driven publications in a matter of minutes, sometimes even seconds."
Lagardère Puts Template-Driven Publishing on Auto-Pilot
Lagardère is leading the way for next-generation digital publishing with its Sunday newspaper, Journal du Dimanche. Pioneering Cloud Authoring's advanced template workflow capabilities, the publishing team is able to visually distinguish articles by editorial theme such as sports, human interest and business. Using this innovative workflow, Lagardère is able to publish a clean, crisp digital newspaper that's easy to read even on the laziest of Sunday mornings. "The beauty of the Aquafadas Cloud Authoring solution is that it is robust and very fast," states Vincent Lawrence, program manager, Mobile and Tablet, Lagardère. "When we publish content through Aquafadas Cloud Authoring, we get the digital newspaper back in 45 seconds. Thanks to the system's speed and flexibility, we can immediately QA the output to confirm either articles are displaying correctly or we need to use a different template."
Additional large-scale digital publishing workflows powered by Cloud Authoring's advanced capabilities include Kobo Books' new Magazine Store with over 200 titles and Ouest-France's 53 local issues, which are delivered digitally to over 2.5 million subscribers each day.
Cloud Authoring Availability and Pricing
Aquafadas Cloud Authoring is available today from 130.00 USD per file export. Pricing is based on type of licenses purchased.
Publishers that require Aquafadas Cloud Authoring to do large-scale conversions or template-based workflow should email Aquafadas directly for information at [email protected]. Download the press kit: http://www.aquafadas.com/en/presskit/images/zip/cloud-authoring-presskit.zip.
See Aquafadas Cloud Authoring in Action at the Mobile World Congress
Aquafadas will be showcasing the Cloud Authoring platform and other digital publishing innovations at the 2014 Mobile World Congress exhibition held in Barcelona from February 24th through 27th in hall 8.1, stand 8.1D41. Members of the media attending the show are invited to a special wine reception and briefing held at the Aquafadas stand on Tuesday, 25 of February at 18:00. To register for the reception or to schedule a private press briefing with an Aquafadas digital publishing expert, contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected].
Aquafadas, a pioneer in digital publishing technology, enables the creation and mass distribution of graphics-rich, interactive digital content such as books, comics, corporate documents, magazines, and newspapers, across all major platforms including smartphones, tablets and the web. Businesses all over the world rely on Aquafadas' purpose-built content creation and distribution solutions to achieve their digital publishing strategies, significantly expanding content reach while lowering overhead costs. Some of Aquafadas prestigious customers include Bayard, Carrefour, Egmont International, Kelby Media Group, Lagardère, Mondadori, Reader's Digest, Sanoma, Standard & Poors and Vodafone.
In addition to the Aquafadas Digital Publishing Solution, the company's line of award-winning creative software is utilized daily by thousands of graphic designers, web developers, photographers and video editors from the avid enthusiast to the seasoned professional.
A Rakuten group business, Aquafadas also provides its technological expertise to Kobo, the world's fastest growing e-reader provider. For more information about Aquafadas, please visit http://www.aquafadas.com.
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