Photos: E-Book Systems Launches FlipViewer(R) Xpress Creator 2.0 Digital Publishing Software

November 10, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — E-Book Systems, creator of the patented Digital Flip® e-publishing technology, announces today the release of the FlipViewer® Xpress Creator 2.0, a wizard-based software that runs on PC. It enables publishers and corporations to create and publish realistic page-flipping digital publications (“FlipBooks”) easily with just a few mouse clicks. The created FlipBook can then be hosted on any web server for online viewing or distributed through any media (e.g. CD, thumb drive, etc.) for offline viewing.

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Once the FlipBook is created, it can be easily viewed by the FlipViewer® Xpress viewer. This is a Flash-based viewer which can run on many different operating system platforms including Windows and Mac. FlipViewer® Xpress conveys the FlipBook in a 3-D page flipping interface, where pages are displayed like those in a real book. While a reader is reading the current page, the next few pages will be streamed into his computer. Page streaming allows pages to be available for immediate reading without having to wait for the entire book to be downloaded first. Staying true to the book paradigm, the displayed thickness of the FlipBook in FlipViewer® Xpress is indicative of the number of pages inside, allowing readers to “thumb” through it with the mouse. Readers can also perform keyword searches, bookmark pages, highlight passages and add comments using a virtual notepad while reading the FlipBook.

“What I like about FlipViewer® Xpress is that it is easy to use. Most of my customers like the simplicity of just flipping through a book instead of navigating through web pages,” said Paul Hsieh, President of The Pear Group, Inc. “Therefore, your software did help us achieving what we set out to do – to publish books like catalogues on web and to eliminate the need to navigate the web. In a word, we are all looking for simplicity.”

Hsieh further added, “There are many other flip book software, but yours comes on top for its ease to use. I have tried several other software but I gave it up after a while.”

FlipViewer® Xpress Creator accepts any PDF, image and/or Flash documents as inputs. A single FlipBook can thus be generated out of a combination of multiple inputs of such file types. In addition, multimedia elements like audio and video files can be incorporated into the FlipBook to enhance readers’ experience. Indeed, with FlipViewer® Xpress Creator, the user can create a FlipBook with voice narrations by associating audio files with any of the pages. FlipViewer® Xpress Creator can also generate files for search-engines to index. This will enable the FlipBooks to become searchable by the search-engines (e.g. Google).

The most important aspect of FlipViewer® Xpress Creator is that it allows a user to customize how FlipViewer® Xpress (i.e., the FlipBook viewer) will look like to the readers when the FlipBook is opened. Publishers and corporations can easily customize their logos and branding info into the viewer displaying their FlipBooks. In addition to the ability to customize the user interface, the language of FlipViewer® Xpress can also be changed. In this way, the user can target his FlipBooks globally catering to readers in the different parts of the world. Languages currently supported include: Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

“We have tried several different products to create digital flipbooks but yours is able to create a much more realistic digital publication than the competitor products could. Our current book is very large and we did experience crashing issues with the competitor software products. Small books were no problem for any of the software solutions but FlipViewer® Xpress Creator was the only product that could reliably and consistently create large digital books,” commented Jeff Walton, General Manager of Minneapolis Mart (Division of UMAGA).

“I like many of the features of your product such as flexible source file types as input, customizable controls and background, output as self-extractable EXE, Auto-flipping, easy-to-use magnification and so on. Your product is also much better supported than other competitive products we tested. Overall, the FlipViewer® Xpress Creator provides the most pleasing output and options for digital book generation. I am very pleased with the results and strongly recommend FlipViewer® Xpress Creator from E-Book Systems,” said Walton.

With FlipViewer® Xpress Creator, users can now create digital publications out of print publications like catalogues, brochures, annual reports, magazines, books, manuals, handbooks, newsletters and so on. Digital publications allow users to reach out to more readers via the Internet globally and to save in printing cost.

The FlipViewer® Xpress Creator is part of the FlipViewer® Enterprise Software Suite which E-Book Systems offers as a complete e-publishing solution to publishers and corporations. For more information, please refer to: http://www.flipviewer.com/products/overview/

For a sample of E-Book Systems’ customers, please refer to: http://www.flipviewer.com/flipbooks/

For more information, contact E-Book Systems by phone at (408) 625-8000, via email at info@ebooksys.com or online at http://www.flipviewer.com.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor and above
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or above
  • Adobe Flash plug-in (version and above)

About E-Book Systems

E-Book Systems (www.ebooksys.com) was founded in 1998 with a mission to bring the natural look and feel of the paper-based book into the domain of computers and the Internet. E-Book Systems specializes in providing software tools and services for the e-Publishing market. E-Book System’s products make use of its proprietary patented Digital Flip® user interface technology to deliver multimedia content and information such as PDF, video, audio, digital image, text, etc via an impressive 3D Page-Flipping interface, which appears as a virtual FlipBook. These content could be streamed or delivered both online and offline through E-Book’s OpenFlip(TM) format.

E-Book Systems, a private on-going corporation, has offices in California (Santa Clara), China (Beijing), Japan (Tokyo), Berlin (Germany) and Singapore. Investors include Creative Technology Ltd. and SOFTBANK Creative, a subsidiary of SOFTBANK Corp. E-Book Systems’ products are distributed worldwide, including the U.S., Europe, China, Japan and Asia Pacific Region.

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SOURCE E-Book Systems Inc.

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