E-Book Systems Enhances FlipCity Web Conversion Service

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[prMac.com] Santa Clara, California - E-Book Systems, the leader in Digital Flip(R) online e-publishing technology, announces new enhancements to its FlipCity PDF-to-FlipBook web conversion service. With this feature enhancement, FlipCity users can download the converted FlipBook from PDF to his own computer instead of leaving it to FlipCity to host. User can then distribute the downloaded FlipBook through offline means (e.g. CDs) or host it online on any other web servers of his choosing.

FlipCity is a web service created by E-Book Systems to help users to convert PDF documents into FlipBooks. Users just need to sign up for a free account at FlipCity, upload their PDF document and it will be converted instantaneously into a FlipBook which appears as a 3-D page-flipping virtual book on the computer. There is a 7-day free trial period for every converted PDF. If the user is satisfied with the created FlipBook, he can pay anytime within the trial period to keep the FlipBook. With the download feature, users can also download the entire FlipBook from FlipCity upon purchase.

"It's truly a fast, reliable and good new service," said Peter Wabbel, a satisfied customer of FlipCity.

Once the FlipBook is created, it can be easily viewed by the FlipViewer(R) Xpress viewer. This is a Flash-based viewer which can run on multiple operating system platforms including Windows and Mac. FlipViewer(R) 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(R) Xpress is indicative of the number of pages inside, allowing readers to "thumb" through it with the mouse. FlipCity enables users to quickly create flipping digital publications out of their PDFs and with digital publications, users can reach out to more readers via the Internet globally in addition to saving printing cost. For more information, contact E-Book Systems via email to FlipCityAdmin or online at FlipCity.

E-Book Systems 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(R) 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. For more information, call E-Book Systems at (408) 625-8000. Windows, the Windows logo, Mac(R) and all other third-party trademarks are copyrighted by their respective organizations.

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