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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 its sponsorship of 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 within 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 excited 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 increases this year, it’s fantastic to have a global pioneer as our main sponsor.”

The Digital Magazine Awards 2011 is open for entry on June 1, 2011 and the closing date for entries is September 1, 2011. To find out more about the awards please go to http://www.digitalmagazineawards.com/.  

To request an interview with Gavin Drake please contact Sarah Rector at srector@quark.com or 303-894-3753.

To request an interview with Bruce Hudson please contact Gerrie Hawes on +44 (0)7970422437 or email gerrie@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 and individual awards for Editor, Designer, and Writer of the Year to award categories for outstanding advertisements. The entry fee is GBP£50 per category entered. Award winners will be announced on October 27, 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 organizations 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 revolutionizing 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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Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Inc., srector@quark.com, 303-894-3753