MEI Adds Development, Design, Deployment Services for Tablet Publishers

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[] Jenkintown, Pennsylvania - Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced it is offering specialized training, consulting and design services for publishers working to move their products to tablet editions.

The new MEI program provides a full range of assistance, from strategic planning to hands-on technical work at all stages of digital production, including workflow development, issue design and app deployment. Services include training staff on the latest digital publishing innovations, creating templates and other layout elements, and walking customers through every step of the process to get content to the iPad and other tablets.

"We're making it possible for any organization, no matter its size or specific needs, to implement the emerging standards for tablet publishing today," said Dennis McGuire, CEO and president of MEI.

MEI offers a flexible, affordable approach for producing tablet-friendly issues from start to finish. The company's experienced integration team will analyze a site's existing production workflow, evaluate its needs to get content to tablet formats and take the necessary steps to optimize that process. Additionally, MEI can provide design services ranging from consulting to complete issue layout. The result is a professional, high-quality electronic edition that can reach a wide audience on a range of digital devices.

"Many publishers and creative shops don't even know where to start when it comes to expanding to tablets," said Brett Kizner, product marketing manager at MEI. "Whether you're jumping in with both feet or easing your way into this medium, we'll help you evolve as your content becomes more and more sophisticated and compelling. Above all, you can do it cost effectively and with existing staff."

Depending on a publisher's specific tablet needs, MEI also offers its expertise as the exclusive distributor of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform in the Americas. K4 allows publishers to integrate Adobe InDesign(R) and Adobe InCopy(R) to create and manage content for print, online, mobile and, now, iPad and other emerging media.

Core K4 features such as versioning, variants, explicit multi-channel workflows and multiple placement of objects ensure that content can be easily authored and reused for any channel, designed especially for the output device and enhanced with powerful interactive features. K4 customer Conde Nast has already released several successful iPad magazine editions, including Wired and, most recently, The New Yorker. More information on MEI's specialized tablet publishing services can be found on the company's website.

Managing Editor Inc. is a leading developer of quality, proven software for the evolving publishing industry. MEI specializes in providing versatile tools that manage content for any output medium - print, online, e-readers such as the iPad, mobile devices such as the iPhone, and other electronic formats. The Page Director(R) Series of Advertising and Classified Layout Systems, K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform, Integrated Production Suite (IPS) and IPS AdTrac deliver automated pagination, workflow and digital asset management for newspapers, magazines and other publishing markets. MEI is also the developer of Qwalla(R), a new tool that allows users to manage and view RSS feeds as well as communicate across multiple social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, all in one place. MEI is an Adobe premier development partner and has twice been named a laureate of the Computerworld Smithsonian Collections. Additional information regarding MEI's products and services can be found on the company's website.


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