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Quark sponsors Digital Magazine Awards

Quark announces its support to the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 as Platinum Sponsor

LONDON - 8/26/2010 - Quark announced today the company is sponsoring the Digital Magazine Awards 2010, a global awards initiative to showcase the best digital magazines and recognise the most influential people in digital publishing today.

Quark recently announced its Digital Publishing 2.0 strategy and its plans for a number of solutions for publishing to digital devices. These include partnerships with K-NFB and Baker and Taylor that will see design-rich publishing direct from QuarkXPress to the Blio Reader - a new reading technology that will be available on a wide range of digital reading devices in 2010.

Gavin Drake, Quark’s Vice President of Marketing said: “Digital magazines are a fast evolving area and this is only going to accelerate in the near term. We’re delighted to be able to support and associate the Quark brand with the Digital Magazine Awards. It’s a perfect fit with our focus on digital publishing and determination to continue to ‘revolutionise publishing, again’. We look forward to the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 driving innovation and rewarding the very best in this burgeoning industry.”

Bruce Hudson, Digital Magazine Awards Founder said: “To have Quark, a global brand and the market leader, as our Platinum Sponsor gives the Digital Magazine Awards real kudos and cements its place as the award to win in the industry. With its Digital Publishing 2.0 solution, Quark is giving designers and publishers the flexibility to take on today's opportunities and prepare for tomorrow's challenges, so it is an honour for them to reward innovation and creativity at the Digital Magazine Awards.”

Closing date for entry is 30th September 2010.

To organise an interview with Gavin Drake please contact Valentina Moressa on 07506000817 or email vmoressa@quark.com
To organise an interview with Bruce Hudson contact Gerrie Hawes on 07980552243 or email gerrie@digitalmagazineawards.com
To find out more about the awards please go to www.digitalmagazineawards.com

Notes for Editors
The Digital Magazine Awards 2010 are an international awards celebrating the best of the digital publishing industry with categories ranging from Fashion, Lifestyle and News & Business Magazine of the Year to individual awards for Editor, Designer and Writer of the Year.
Entry cost is £25 per category entered.
Final entry date is September 30th.
Award winners will be announced on the 27th October.
Lead Judges for the awards include Microsoft’s Executive Producer, Peter Bale; WIRED Magazine’s Editor, David Rowan and Telegraph Media Group’s, Head of Technology, Shane Richmond.

The Platinum Sponsorship package includes the addition of the Quark logo and ‘in association with Quark’ to the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 title on the Award’s website, correspondence and branding at the Winner’s media event and announcements. Quark will also be featured in the Winner’s Showcase Magazine and Trade News Magazine. As part of the package Quark will present each category winner at the Awards with a publishing design package.

About Quark
Quark® Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organisations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress® — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionising publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Artwork to illustrate this story is available on request.

Valentina Moressa, vmoressa@quark.com, +44 (0)7506 000817
Online press centre: http://www.quark.com/en/about/presscenter