Zinio, LLC Launches Mac Version of Digital Magazine Reader
IDG's Macworld Magazine Now Available For Digital Download
Brisbane, CA (April 7, 2003) - Zinio, LLC, the market leader at delivering magazines in digital form for major publishing partners, today announced the launch of Zinio Reader, the only desktop software that delivers a full magazine reading experience to computer screens, for the Apple Macintosh. The Zinio Reader for Mac OS X will offer enhanced graphics and features available only on the Mac. As part of the launch, IDG's Macworld, the premier Macintosh magazine, has been added to the company's growing stable of digital magazines.
The Zinio Reader, is a free software program that automatically delivers magazine issues, including Macworld, GamePro, Seventeen and BusinessWeek, to the reader's computer. Zinio digital magazines have the same content, graphics and advertisements as print, combined with engaging interactive elements such as full searchability and Web linking. Since March 2002, Zinio has delivered more than 3.5 million digital magazines to 325,000 customers in 200 countries. Zinio currently delivers more than 45 titles from 30 leading publishers.
"We're thrilled to offer the Zinio Reader to the growing audience of Mac users," said Mike Edelhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zinio, LLC "The Zinio Reader is now multi-platform accessible, offering readers everywhere a user-friendly interface with the ability to zoom, search, hyperlink, highlight and make electronic notations in the magazine."
"Macworld's partnership with Zinio offers our readers and advertisers exciting new opportunities," said Colin Crawford, VP new business development and operations, IDG. "Macworld readers can now receive the latest issue any time, anywhere in the world, in a digital format that allows for keyword searches for a particular topic of interest and paperless archives so they don't have to store back issues. In addition, our advertisers will be able to communicate directly to customers via Web links, creating an interactive experience with their target audience."
- Support for Mac OS X Version 10.1 and 10.2
- Support for all browsers
- G3 or more powerful processor
- Video card that supports 3-D acceleration
- 128MB of RAM
- 100MB of hard disk space
About Mac Publishing LLC
Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 1.7 million influencers of computer purchases*, while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 1.7 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com and MacCentral.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG).