Adobe has launched its new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition.
Adobe Systems has announced a new version of its digital publishing
suite for individuals, the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single
At its MAX 2011
conference, Adobe announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single
Edition, which enables freelance designers and small design firms to
publish interactive content created with Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software
on Apple iPad.
For $395 per application, Adobe's Single Edition provides an
affordable and flexible end-to-end workflow for designers to publish a
single-issue application for sale or distribution through the Apple App
Store, Adobe officials said. Without writing a single line of code,
designers can now use their existing skills and workflows to create an
application for the iPad, saving on development costs while allowing
them to maintain complete creative control.
Moreover, Single Edition allows users to publish single-issue
content such as a brochure, highly-visual book, annual report or
personal design portfolio as an application for the iPad. As an
extension of the Digital Publishing Suite line, Single Edition enables
users to leverage Creative Suite 5.5 workflows to create an application
for the iPad. This gives freelance designers access to many of the same
creative and publishing technologies that leading publishers, such as
Cond??Â« Nast, have used to reinvent their publications for delivery on
"Adobe is dramatically impacting the economics of publishing on
iPad," said Todd Teresi, vice president and general manager of Media
Solutions at Adobe, in a statement. "Adding Single Edition to the
Digital Publishing Suite family shows Adobe's commitment to making
digital publishing available to businesses of all sizes - from
freelance designers to small design firms to large global publishers."
The Digital Publishing Suite family which now includes Single
Edition is used to publish content beyond traditional magazines and
newspapers. With more than 700 titles published with the Enterprise and
Professional Editions of Digital Publishing Suite currently in market,
organizations are quickly seeing the value of content on tablet devices
and are expanding the range of published materials, Adobe said.
Sales tools, brand and customer engagement materials, merchandising
deliverables, employee communications and corporate collateral
published to tablets drives greater business value for organizations
and opens new revenue opportunities. Combined with the power of Adobe
Creative Suite 5.5 software, Digital Publishing Suite lets designers
work with a familiar toolset while maintaining complete control over
the design, publishing and monetization of tablet apps.
"Working with Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite allowed us
to turn our print catalog into a rich, interactive digital magazine
without disrupting our existing workflow," said Gary Higginbotham,
director of marketing at Alan Mascord Design Associates, a Portland,
Oregon-based residential design firm, in a statement. "With Adobe
Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, it's even simpler for a small
business to reach out to customers in exciting, affordable ways."
The news, announced at the Adobe MAX 2011 conference on Oct. 3,
accompanies other Digital Publishing Suite news including an
announcement that WoodWing Software joins other editorial workflow
vendors to fully embrace Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite and offer it
as the platform of choice for tablet based output.
Single Edition for iPad is expected to be available for purchase through www.adobe.com
at the end of November 2011. From InDesign CS5.5, users can publish
through Single Edition to the iPad for $395 per application. Single
Edition will support additional tablet platforms later in 2012. For
more details on Single Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise
edition pricing, visit the Digital Publishing Suite buying guide
Distribution of tablet applications is subject to the terms and
conditions, including any associated fees of the applicable app store