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Quark Sponsors Digital Magazine Awards

Quark announces Platinum Sponsorship of the Digital Magazine Awards 2011

London - 5/17/2011 - Quark announced today the company is sponsoring the Digital Magazine Awards 2011; an international accolade showcasing the best magazines, standout advertisements and most influential people from the digital publishing industry. Last year’s  winners include Sky Magazine Live, Vodafone CLEAR and KLM iFly Magazine with participants from all over the world.

Quark recently launched QuarkXPress® 9, the latest major version of the page-layout and graphic design software that puts designers in control of publishing to print, Web, interactive Flash® (SWF), and now digital media including digital magazines.  With QuarkXPress 9, designers and creative professionals have a variety of options for publishing to digital devices, such as devices pre-installed with the Blio eReader; including millions of Windows computers from Toshiba, HP, and Dell, and soon, devices that run the iOS, Android, and Silverlight platforms. Designers can also easily convert QuarkXPress print files into reflowable e-books using the ePUB format to publish to Apple’s iBooks, the Barnes & Noble NOOK, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle and more. Additionally, QuarkXPress 9 will soon include App Studio (available as a free update to all QuarkXPress 9 users in +90 days). With App Studio for QuarkXPress, designers will have a dedicated design environment within QuarkXPress 9 for creating content for the iPad.

Gavin Drake, Quark’s Vice President of Marketing said: “Quark supported the inaugural Digital Magazine Awards and we are delighted to be able to continue our support for this initiative again this year. Much has changed in just 12 months with millions of tablet devices now flooding the marketplace and expanding the opportunities for digital magazine publishers. We look forward to the Digital Magazine Awards 2011 driving further innovation and rewarding the very best in this fast evolving industry .”

Bruce Hudson, Digital Magazine Awards Chairman said: “We’re delighted after the success of last year’s awards that Quark has renewed their Platinum Sponsorship. With last year’s awards receiving entries from 26 countries and expected to increase this year, it’s fantastic to have this global pioneer, as our main sponsor.”

The Digital Magazine Awards 2011 open for entry on 1st June 2011.
Closing date for entry is 1st September 2011.
To organise an interview with Gavin Drake please contact Valentina Moressa on +44 (0)7506000817 or email vmoressa@quark.com
To organise an interview with Bruce Hudson contact Gerrie Hawes on +44 (0)7970422437 or email gerrie@digitalmagazineawards.com
To find out more about the awards please go to http://www.digitalmagazineawards.com/

Notes for Editors
The Digital Magazine Awards 2011 are an international awards celebrating the best of the digital publishing industry with categories ranging from Magazine of the Year; individual awards for Editor, Designer and Writer of the Year to award categories for outstanding advertisements.  

The awards open for entry on 1st June 2011.
Final entry date is 1st  September 2011.
Entry fee is GBP£50 per category entered.
Award winners will be announced on the 27th October 2011.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) 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.

Quark and the Quark logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Valentina Moressa, vmoressa@quark.com, 0044 (0) 7506 000 817