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9Feb/140

CFO Publishing releases new CFO Tablet Edition Readers to enjoy first-run interactive content


New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

CFO Publishing, leading publisher of news and information for senior finance professionals, today announced the release of their CFO Tablet Edition for the iPad, a new app built specifically for the tablet format that includes interactive graphics, engaging stories and interactive advertising opportunities.

CFO Publishing has been providing senior finance executives with thought-provoking news and analysis for three decades through their flagship CFO magazine, CFO.com and the CFO digital edition. The new CFO Tablet Edition allows users to interact with our complete line-up of trusted editorial content like never before. Readers will get a first look at original content, not yet published in the magazine or online; provided through vivid graphics and multimedia, covering the most important and timely issues facing senior finance professionals. From within the CFO Tablet Edition, readers will also be able to easily access news articles from CFO.com via daily RSS feeds and the latest issue of CFO magazine.

The mobile trend is not slowing down. A recent Morgan Stanley study predicts mobile web usage will surpass desktop usage by 2015. Consumer spending on digital magazines is expected to exceed $ 80.1 B by 2016 according to a recent study by PriceWaterhouse Coopers. It’s clear that more and more readers are turning to their tablets to access the news. “As our audience moves increasingly toward mobile platforms for information, CFO Publishing has embraced new methods of connecting with readers” said Richard Rivera, SVP of CFO Publishing. “The new tablet edition will allow CFO to offer more flexibility, more immersive content and more dynamic interaction and discussion of the most critical topics in corporate finance today.”

In addition to improving the reader experience, the new CFO Tablet Edition will also enable CFO Publishing to offer increased value to advertisers by expanding the potential engagement of ads. Ads will become interactive and provide brands the opportunity to more fully engage with their customers. For more information on advertising opportunities contact: Katie Brennan at 646-277-6476.

The new CFO Tablet Edition can be downloaded now from the iPad AppStore or iTunes by searching for ‘CFO’. Access to the content within the app is free to CFO subscribers. Login will be required and instructions can be found at http://www3.cfo.com/instructions. Non-CFO subscribers can purchase monthly issues or an annual subscription from within the app using their iTunes account. An Android version will be released early next year.

CFO Publishing partnered with Mag+ to deliver the new CFO Tablet Edition. Mag+ is a company whose software platform helps content publishers create apps utilizing a plug-in for Adobe's InDesign desktop publishing software.

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About CFO Publishing: CFO Publishing LLC, a portfolio company of Seguin Partners, is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. Delivering content through multiple channels including online, digital, mobile, and print, the business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Research Services, CFO Learning and CFO Conferences. CFO’s award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of blue-chip companies. CFO has long-standing relationships with nearly a million finance executives.







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15Jan/130

Alpine Publishing Continues Cyber Monday for Charity


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

http;//alpinepublishing.com [Childrens book publisher __title__ ], Alpine Publishing is extending its Cyber Monday deals with a new sales offer and a nice perk buy three books or CDs and receive the fourth book or CD for free, and in addition the company will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the charity of the buyers choice.

The Nevada-based publishing company offers colorful storybooks for children, such as Laughing Day, Chip the Little Computer, and the Frog Who Couldnt Jump. All are perfect gifts for the kids or relatives.

"Laughing Day is charming and does exactly what you say it will (delivers a message that will help children throughout their lives), said Charlton Heston, a reviewer on Alpines website.

In addition to childrens books, Alpine Publishing suggest their health and wellness book on slimming down and getting fit called The Best RED Book on Weight Control. The book helps people customize a diet that will fit their nutritional needs, how to get in shape, the best sources of nutrition, the psychological tools necessary to change your eating habits, and more.

"The Best RED Book on Weight Control is a commonsense road map for every day wellness. If weight modification is your goal, it will plot your course. If leading a healthier life and increasing its quality are important to you, follow its guide, said Dr. Andrew l. Kulik, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.

Alpine Publishers main goal is to provide quality books and CDs that promote a healthy and happy body, mind, and spirit. If our books bring joy and health to our readers, then we are satisfied, said Marti Avila, owner of Alpine Publishing.

Order their books and CDs toll free at 1-800-549-7080 or shop online at alpinepublishing.com.

About Alpine Publishing:

Alpine Publishing is a publisher of childrens books, as well as health and lifestyle books and CDs. Located in Las Vegas, NV, their goal is provide quality books that promote a healthy and happy body, mind and spirit. Marti Avila has been working with Alpine Publishing since 1995 as a partner, then bought the business in February of 2008. Since then, shes made it a point to publish books that teach children valuable lessons and give them a head start in life.







23Dec/120

DAISY Consortium Invites You To Participate In Learning Inclusive Publishing Practices

Missoula, MT (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

The blending of EPUB and DAISY specifications supports the needs of the DAISY Consortium to attend to the accessibility challenges that digital materials can create if not addressed at the development and production stage. EPUB 3 incorporates sophisticated support for TTS (computer-generated synthetic speech), as well as Math Markup Language (MathML) for effectively rendering mathematics in an accessible manner. It also includes support for Scaled Vector Graphics (SVG) which can be used to create layered and navigable versions of images with embedded text equivalents, offering a significant boost to the production of tactile graphics.

An informative two hour session at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair A New Market: Accessible e-Books in Mainstream Channels on October 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am will explain the new opportunities and advances in Inclusive Publishing. It will be jointly hosted by EDItEUR and Libri Italiani Accessibili (LIA).

Speakers include:

Cristina Mussinelli (AIE) speaking on the LIA project

Daniel Weck (DAISY) speaking on EPUB 3 and accessibility

Robin Seaman (Benetech) speaking on DIAGRAM

Graham Bell (EDItEUR) speaking on Metadata for accessible products

Chris Rogers (Penguin) Publisher's perspective.

On October 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm, IDPF and Frankfurt Academy will host an in-depth technical workshop HTML5 and EPUB 3: Digital Books Beyond Digitized Text featuring practical opportunities and tackling challenges publishers face when creating and delivering complex and enhanced e-books via HTML5 and EPUB 3. The expert speakers will include Hachette Livre Head of Digitization Luc Audrain, DAISY Consortium Software Architect Daniel Weck, and IDPF Executive Director Bill McCoy.

The 3-hour afternoon program will start with overviews of HTML5 and EPUB 3, including information on how to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to incorporate fixed-layout and interactivity features into e-books accessibility capabilities. Best practices, real-world publisher workflows, tools, and enhanced / interactive eBooks will also be covered.

When an EPUB 3 book is published, it can be accessible from the point of publication. The Frankfurt Book Fair will provide several informative sessions that will help publishers discover new opportunities.

The DAISY Consortium is a global consortium of organizations committed to a common vision and mission, which pools and coordinates resources to deliver global change. We work towards creating the best way to read and publish.







27Nov/120

Access Publishing launches local online marketing service in San Luis Obispo County


Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012

Access Publishing launches a new online marketing service for small businesses in San Luis Obispo County. It helps companies rank better in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp and other internet directories.

The internet marketing service, called Local Search Optimization, is the key for small businesses to improve online presence.

57-percent of local buyers are using search engines to find local goods and services, according a recent survey of 3,000 U.S. households by ComScore.

We are helping small businesses create a high ranking online presence to get them found by local searchers, says Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing, a regional advertising and marketing agency.

A local search typically includes a product or service and geographical location, like insurance agents in paso robles, ca. Google is pointing to listings from Google+ Local pages and other directories more often than traditional websites.

The local search engine optimization (SEO) service begins with a comprehensive client interview and Optimized Business Profile. The clients Google+ Local profile is optimized with keywords, categories, descriptions, photos, logos, and links. Geographical data about the business including its building and parking lot are created with a Google mapping service.

Listings are created and optimized on Yahoo, Bing, Yelp, Facebook, and niche directories. Client data is uploaded to major database companies and distributed to over 100 major online directories.

Clients receive a Review Generator service that helps them ask customers for authentic, positive online reviews to help improve rankings.

Brennan has a masters certification in advanced internet marketing from the University of San Francisco. He has given presentations to hundreds of business owners and managers at over a dozen workshops and presentations throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Business people are invited to hear him speak at an upcoming presentation on local search optimization. Upcoming dates are Sept. 12, 2012, at noon in Atascadero, CA and on Sept. 26, 2012, at noon at in San Luis Obispo, CA. Seating is limited. Register at accesslocalsearch.com, email scott@accesspublishing.com, or call

3Nov/120

Does Latest Book Cover Award Winner Signal New Trend in Indie Publishing?

Burlington, WI (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

TheBookDesigner.com announced winners for its July eBook Cover Design Awards on August 12. The fiction winner, selected from over one hundred entries, was Afterlife by indie science fiction author Eric Kent Edstrom.

Award judge Tamara Deaver, owner of TLC Graphics in Austin, TX called the cover ". . . simply stunning, full of depth, great use of typography, and very unique."

The publishing industry experienced a tidal shift when mega retailer Amazon.com announced their KDP self-publishing platform in 2010. It opened the floodgates for indie authors, many of whom were not finding success through traditional routes.

"There was a novelty to ereader devices like the Kindle back then," Edstrom says. "People were chomping at the bit to find more content. Indie writers could release cheap ebooks with lousy covers and still sell thousands of copies a month. That's over now. We're back to judging a book by its cover."

Top selling fantasy author Moses Siregar III agrees. His highly acclaimed first novel, The Black God's War, was an early standout among indie books, both for its tight storytelling and its cover. The novel has been a fixture on Amazon's top 100 fantasy lists since its release last summer. "A great cover is something you'll take pride in and something your readers will appreciate," says Siregar. He advises indie authors to, "Put the same love into the cover that you put into your book, because that's how you begin to sell your book to the world."

Though Edstrom welcomes the recognition his book has received due to the award, he'd prefer people focus on the story. "I consider myself a professional writer. I work hard on the craft of storytelling. I invest insane amounts of time in editing and rewriting." Edstrom was quick to give credit to the cover designer, Netherlands based Melvin De Voor. "I was lucky to find him. But the truth is, if you're going to compete, you have to be willing invest the time to search out the best collaborators. They're out there, and you don't necessarily have to take out a second mortgage to get first class work."

Siregar reiterated that point. "It's possible to spend hundreds, not thousands, on an immaculate cover. Of course, the most important thing is to tell a great story."

Eric Kent Edstrom | ericedstrom.com| @ekedstrom

Moses Siregar III | sciencefictionfantasybooks.net | @MosesSiregar







21Jun/120

Californian Librarians Announce Launch of Online Publishing Empire, Minute Help


Anaheim, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

Spider Robinsons famous phrase, Librarians are the secret masters of the world certainly rings true for Roland Lomeli and Scott La Counte. The pair met during their time as desk attendants at a local Anaheim reference library and, upon becoming victims of the States 2010 financial cutbacks, hatched an un-thwartable plan to launch a refreshing twist on the traditional publishing house.

From our time as librarians we became aware that, in this day and age, people want to access information quickly and with minimum hassle says Lomeli, a Linguistics Graduate.

He continues, We both noticed that people often wanted guide books that taught them everything they needed to know on a particular subject in just an hour or two. So, we decided this would form the basis of the books our new publishing house would focus on.

The result is Minute Help Press, a publishing house with a sole focus on electronic eBooks that act as a life-saving grace to those wanting quick and snappy information.

La Counte, who had already published two massively popular eBooks of his own, discusses the booming success the pair has experienced:

It went faster than we could ever imagine. We originally aimed to publish three new eBooks a month. A year and a half later we are publishing around 30 news books a month with an inventory of over 200 titles across numerous different subjects he explains.

Talking to the pair is a demonstration of cool and calm modesty. However, they have a lot to celebrate. Over 80,000 individual books have been sold, with one of their iPad 2 guides reaching best seller status on iBooks in just one week.

Being an independent publisher, says Lomeli, Gives us the freedom of saving money by doing editing, marketing and distribution ourselves. We pass that savings onto our readers by giving them books that publishers would charge 10 times the price for.

Lomeli went on to explain that while the big six argue about the agency model, independent publishers have come up from behind by doing everything themselves, Competition is fierce, but eBooks have created a platform where small publishers can actually compete he adds.

If their recent success wasnt enough, the duo has big plans for the future. They are already rapidly increasing the volume of books they publish on a monthly basis and, with demand from the market for physical books, Lomeli and La Counte are currently converting some of their electronic masterpieces into paperback perfections perfect for those whod prefer a real book.

To keep abreast of the latest developments at Minute Help Press, as well as browse their catalog of titles, please visit: http://www.minutehelpguides.com/

Those with a fix for social media can also find them on Facebook Here.

About Minute Help

Minute Help was formed in 2010 by two librarians. With over 200 books, Minute Help covers a number of subjects from test prep and celebrity bios to tech guides and cookbooks--all for people with only minutes to spare.

During the past two years they have had over a dozen electronic bestsellers and have sold more than 100,000 eBooks.







12Jun/120

CFO Publishing and RapidBuyr Announce Partnership to Provide Targeted Offers to Senior Finance Professionals


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2012

CFO Publishing LLC and online B2B marketplace RapidBuyr announced today the launch of CFO Deals, a partnership offering mission-critical savings on essential business products and services to nearly one million finance executives in the CFO network. CFO is the premier publisher of high quality, relevant content and advice for finance executives across an array of industries, through CFO.com, CFO magazine, and their conference and research business.

RapidBuyr has demonstrated that they can provide real value and savings for businesses of any size said Richard Rivera, senior vice president, Product Development of CFO Publishing. It is our business to communicate information that equips finance professionals to make better business decisions, including vendor selections and product purchases. Theres no question that our subscribers will be eager for, and will benefit from, these exclusive savings.

CFO customers will receive targeted offers served through CFO.com and across its network, as well as via an email newsletter through the RapidBuyr platform.

In todays worldwide economic climate, business leaders are acutely aware of the bottom line, said Kevin Wells, executive vice president of RapidBuyr. We are enhancing the way organizations of all sizes approach buying with our focus on efficient sourcing and pricing. By partnering with CFO Publishing, and providing their growing community with exceptional pricing on everything from virtual meeting software to essential business equipment and office supplies, were helping businesses make smarter decisions in buying the products and services they use every day.

CFO Deals brings big-business buying power to small and mid-sized businesses, enabling them to take advantage of reduced pricing normally reserved only for enterprise-sized buyers. For more information and to register visit http://cfo.rapidbuyr.com/Welcome-to-RapidBuyr.

About CFO Publishing: CFO Publishing LLC, a portfolio company of Seguin Partners, is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. Delivering content through multiple channels including online, digital, mobile, and print, the business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Research Services, CFO Learning and CFO Conferences. CFOs award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of B-to-B companies. CFO has long-standing relationships with nearly a million finance executives.

About RapidBuyr

RapidBuyr offers a targeted buying and selling platform for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The service provides millions of businesses with deep discounts of up to 80 percent on products and services such as business equipment, professional and business services, office supplies, education and training, marketing and communications, and corporate events. Founded by successful entrepreneurs from Amazon, Microsoft, CNET, Dow Jones and Ziff Davis, the companys relationships with UBM, CNET, ZDNet, TechRepublic, Hanley Wood, BuyerZone and others power local distribution and enable access to a highly targeted business audience. For more information, visit http://www.RapidBuyr.com.







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31May/120

Noteflight’s New Sheet Music Publishing Service Targets iPad, Smartphones, HTML5

Cambridge, Ma (PRWEB) March 14, 2012

March 12, 2012 Cambridge, MA -- Noteflight, LLC (noteflight.com), developer of innovative online music notation software, today announced the release of Noteflight Publishing Service, a cloud-based server platform that manages digital sheet music assets and delivers interactive musical content to tablets, smartphones, HTML5 browsers and the Noteflight Score Editor. The service is aimed at publishers, institutions and distributors of sheet music, and is available for use under a variety of flexible licensing arrangements.

Noteflight Publishing Service (NPS) is a cloud-based service which converts digital music files into graphics and audio on the server side, using Noteflight's music layout engine. NPS then delivers the results to authorized users, formatted on the fly according to their needs. It harnesses the advantage of the computing cloud, freeing content owners from the need to manage their musical assets and generate them in a huge variety of file formats. Scores may be provided as MusicXML files or sourced from Noteflight's innovative online score editing website Noteflight.com.

Most other digital sheet music systems work by magnifying or shrinking the original printed pages of a score to fit a device's screen, which results in music that is hard to read and play along with on a tablet or a web browser. In contrast, NPS automatically lays out a score's notes, measures and staves in a way that is sized and formatted for any application -- whether on a smartphone, a tablet, or a large screen. NPS can also provide sheet music in the best data format for viewing

18May/120

Starting a New Business Just Got Easier with 10 Free New Bonus Business Courses from Shoestring Publishing


(PRWEB) April 22, 2012

"Shoestring Publishing has launched new free bonuses for its business startup courses this week," says Justin Douglas of Shoestring Publishing. "For those people thinking about starting up a business, here is a complete set of courses for as low as $ 7 total, which are taught by people who have made as much as 100 million dollars doing these businesses," he says. "Most Shoestring Publishing courses are niche courses that explain a startup business and show you how to start a specific startup business, such as hot dog carts, china importing, consignment shop and many more. The bonuses show you everything else about your startup business, all the business startup knowledge you need to know."

Each small business studies course from Shoestring Publishing focuses on a niche, such as importing from China, starting a computer repair shop, starting an ice cream truck business, and many more startups, all taught by experts who have made as much as 100 million dollars in their own businesses.

Mr. Douglas says that the Shoestring courses are quick and for some can replace costly business schools: "For those people wanting to find business training solutions and improve business skills at places like warwick business school, esade business school, edhec business school or iese, the Shoestring Publishing courses are a much more specific, quick and low-cost way to train for starting a new business. The courses cost between $ 7 to $ 27 and include ten free bonuses including financial accounting, business management and social media marketing courses at no additional cost. The courses from Shoestring Publishing allow a student to start a startup business in as little as two days, instead of facing a multi-year expensive business college training program."

"Shoestring has some of the best home business training courses, as well as advice on starting a business. business skills training and business startup checklists," Mr. Douglas says. "Our free bonuses include free social media training and business forms, the free Startup Boot Camp audio course from millionaire entrepreneur Perry Belcher, marketing courses, credit repair courses, time management, Think And Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, a social media Twitter course and a Facebook course. Twitter Tactics and Facebook Tactics are two social media courses that startup owners really need to have these days, as social media will be a huge boost to getting website rankings in the search engines, and you can also develop relationships with your customer base by using Twiitter and Facebook. We realize that most startup owners are not going to know much about social media, so our courses and these social media bonus courses will give you the extra edge and all the knowlege you need to launch your business on social media. You can have confidence to launch a quality business and to promote it on social media to people who need and want the service or product you are providing."

"The book Think And Grow Rich by Napolean Hill is now a bonus with all Shoestring business startup courses," Mr. Douglas says. "The book is a business occult science classic inspired by a suggestion from Andrew Carnegie. It was published in 1937 at the end of the Great Depression. Think and Grow Rich was by far the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill's books, selling 20 million copies over the next 50 years. Think And Grow Rich is still considered by successful entrepreneurs all over the world as a blue print to success. Shoestring Publishing has just acquired the rights to this classic and it's a bonus with each startup course."

"The book Body Language Magic is a bonus now with all business startup courses," Mr. Douglas explains. "You can use the knowledge of body language to identify if confidence, dominance, and other characteristics are inherent in people. On the contrary, you may also perform these gestures when you want to convey certain personality traits to subconsciously influence others. After reading this book, you will never look at the world the same way again. Youll be able to immediately interpret certain actions and adapt to any situation. This is important to know when sizing up customers or negotiating for locations."

For more information, visit the Shoestring Publishing website.

About Shoestring Publishing

Shoestring Publishing creates courses for average people to make above average incomes starting their own startup businesses. The Shoestring courses focus on specific types of businesses, and each course is taught by experts who have started the startups and made large amounts of money, including some teachers who have made over 100 million dollars in their own personal businesses. While these startups are not designed to make millionaires out of the students, they can bring earning far more than most full time jobs, with little or no advanced experience or knowledge, and little or not startup capital. The average Joe can start a business and win with Shoestring Publishing startup courses.







13May/120

Microtech Systems Announces the Xjet, A New High Speed Inkjet Printer For Xpress Disc Publishing Systems


Foster City, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012

Microtech Systems announced today they have added the Xjet high speed inkjet printer to their family of system printers that supports the volume production capabilities of the XP family of publishers that have capabilities for unattended operation generating hundreds of discs per day. The new Xjet will complement the Microtech printer family currently consisting of the Xstreamjet, the K2 color thermal and the Xpression monochrome thermal.

The Xjet can print on inkjet ready CD/DVD & Blu Ray media at a draft speed of only 3 seconds per disc and only 22 seconds for a 100% full color best quality image, making it one of the fastest color printing systems in the market. Industry leading 4800 dpi print resolution and 16.7 million colors with the special aqueous inks provides the sharpest text and dazzling graphics with bright, vibrant and photo-quality output. Separate cartridges for each color provide the most cost effective and efficient delivery system for even large volume production runs.

We are delighted to upgrade our production printing capabilities with the first new printer we have announced in several years, said Corwin Nichols, CEO and founder of Microtech Systems. Inkjet offers the best value of speed, cost per disc and quality our production customers in the volume on demand market are looking for.

The Xjet comes complete with Microtech's proprietary DiscPrint , software, the industry leading tool for designing and printing images and text directly onto media for a completely professional presentation. The software allows users to generate dynamic text, and supports both text and graphic files, and is optimized for the production environment. DiscPrint is also compatible with most popular graphics programs when files are saved as PDFs or PRNs.

Microtech is launching the Xjet first on new XP systems and will be offering upgrade paths for existing system customers before April. The product is available this month, please contact your Microtech sales representative or authorized reseller for special kick off promotions that are effective until end of May. http://blog.microtech.com/inkjet-disc-printer/

About Microtech Systems

Established in 1980, Microtech Systems is a pioneer in the development of automated digital content storage. Microtech is a manufacturer and global supplier of robotic CD/DVD/HD & Blu-ray on demand fulfillment systems that have produced millions of discs for the gaming, entertainment and software on demand industries. For more information visit: http://www.microtech.com.

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