October 3, 2011
Post by Annemarie Beliard, Product Marketing Manager, Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition
Today during the MAX Keynote, Adobe announced Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, the newest addition to the Digital Publishing Suite product family. Single Edition is an ideal fit for freelance designers, small businesses and design firms who need to publish content including brochures, highly-visual books, annual reports, or a personal design portfolio to the Apple iPad.
The Single Edition offering truly democratizes publishing – it allows customers to publish a single, custom iPad app for a one-time payment of US$395. Bottom line- it’s affordable.
“Adobe Digital Publishing Suite opens up a lot of creative possibilities for us in the mobile and tablet space, enabling us to take advantage of the fun qualities of mobile devices—vertical and horizontal views, accelerometer, compass, and more. Being on a tablet is a competitive differentiator and Adobe designed a solution that is hands-down the easiest way to get in the game.”
– Dan Marcolina, founder, Marcolina Design and Marcolina Slate
How does Single Edition work?
Use familiar InDesign CS5.5 tools to design a page layout. Then use the Folio Producer tools in InDesign CS5.5 to add engaging, interactive elements such as 360 object rotation, image panoramas and to preview the digital content on your desktop or tablet device. To publish to the iPad, access and purchase Single Edition on the Adobe.com store. Because the work takes place in InDesign, this means that the designer owns and manages the entire workflow – from design to publication – without writing code or depending on a developer.
To see interactive elements used thoughtfully, take a look at this app that was created by Gary Higginbotham, a one-man graphic design team at Alan Mascord Design Associates – a Portland-based home design company. They created an engaging, interactive brochure called Mascord Living Spaces.
“With Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, design and production works seamlessly. Adobe offers a superb level of integration between content creation and digital publishing tools. Now, with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition, it’s even simpler for a small business to reach out to customers in exciting, affordable ways.”
– Gary Higginbotham, director of marketing, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc.
Can’t wait to try this?
The Single Edition service will be available soon. In the meantime, if you have InDesign CS4 or earlier then now would be a good time to upgrade to InDesign CS5.5. Also, now is a great time to get your InDesign files ready, and start adding engaging interactivity – like audio, video, slideshows, 360 degree views, etc. A little known fact is that once you have InDesign CS5 or CS5.5, you can share an unlimited number of folios with colleagues and other stakeholders via the dashboard in InDesign. Here is more information. This is a great way to try out DPS and practice.
Also, Adobe also announced that Digital Publishing Suite, Professional Edition will be available as a monthly subscription at US$495/month.
Single Edition for iPad and Professional Edition, Monthly should be available in North America at the end of November. They will be available in other geographies in 2012 – stay tuned for more specific information.
For more information, visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitalpublishingsuite/