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AQ Cloud Authoring Enters Beta Phase
AQ Cloud Authoring, a cloud-based digital publishing platform from Aquafadas, entered the beta testing phase and will debut by the end of 2013. This automated program allows publishers to create ebook files in large quantities.
The new platform converts PDF files into digital formats for distribution across tablets, smartphones, and the web. Production tools include the ability to re-order and crop pages and to add enrichments such as Guided Reading, where readers can glide through text with one touch. Anyone looking to create ebooks can use the platform to make EPUB files, AVE files for publishing apps, and WebReader files. Aquafadas has the capability to create magazines, books, marketing materials, and other digital products that are near-exact replicas of the print versions.
“With AQ Cloud Authoring, our goal was to close the gap between what customers did manually versus what could be automated, simplifying the overall digital publishing workflow while greatly accelerating production time,” says Thomas Ribreau, technical director at Aquafadas. “And AQ Cloud Authoring does exactly this, fulfilling just about any publishing need” from corporations to beginners.
AQ Cloud Authoring has an intuitive workflow that is designed for nontechnical users, available on the Aquafadas website. Users can upload their files, fill out metadata, add enrichments, make adjustments, and then preview 30% of the finished product for free before purchasing it.
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