It's now 6 months ago since Steve Jobs announced the iPad. It has been a crazy 6 months :-)
We have seen huge interest in our Digital Magazine solution that allows publishers to efficiently publish to the iPad. This interest is ranging from the largest publishers of the world to 1-man design studio's. Because TIME Magazine was our launching title, a lot of people think/assume that our solution is expensive and only affordable for the biggest publishers. Which is not quite the case...
So let me provide some clarity on our pricing.
In this blog article I would like to give you an insight into the my part of the world: Asia. This is a brief diary of my month of July where I visited Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Bangkok to talk to customers and prospects and to speak at various seminars about the WoodWing solutions and the iPad tools in particular.
The next stop of the WoodWing World Tour is a fact! On September 17, we will continue the success of our World Tour events in the amazing surrounding of the Blu Radisson hotel in downtown London.
On this day we hope to welcome many companies interested in the future of publishing.
Are we going to talk about publishing to tablets like the iPad? Most definitely! Is this going to be the only item on our agenda? No way! WoodWing will offer you a free event where you will learn everything you need to know about today’s publishing industry and one of the big opportunities for the industry lies in the upcoming use of tablet devices such as the iPad.
A lot has been written about the iPad since (and before) it made its debut in April in the United States. Sales have been a tremendous success and there is a constant push in areas where Apple has not launched it to start selling it as soon as possible. The iPad has been hailed by many in the publishing industry (most notably Rupert Murdoch) as the saviour of the industry. And I think they are right. Even though I must admit I was a sceptic at first, once I held one in my hands and really started using it I felt its potential impact. Not only to the publishing industry but to the way people use and interact with a computer. Because that is what it is, and a quite powerful one at that.
A lot has happened since I wrote my last post here. In case you didn't notice it yet, the last couple of months we have been very busy working on our digital magazines solution. Now that we ﬁnally have our hands on the device (we were crazy enough to be waiting in line at the 3rd of April at 6 AM), lets look back at the last couple of months with a quick peek of what's to come.