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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2012/02/24 - Future Publishing, the leading international digital publisher, has just announced the launch of its first fully interactive ebook on Apple’s iBooks 2 platform - Futureplc.com. LSE: FUTR
From the expert team behind Tap! and MacFormat, the new ebook is called GarageBand for Beginners and leverages Apple’s new iBook 2 Author technology, with a raft of innovative new ways for readers to consume content. In testament to the strength of the product, GarageBand for Beginners has been available to download for just one day, and is already the top listed book against an app store search for GarageBand, and ranked at number 2 in Apple’s iBooks Computing chart!
Future is the first magazine publisher to truly embrace this new content platform with an ebook that delivers a rich, interactive consumer experience. With engaging video on every page and useful interactive images, the ebook guides users through the content in a step-by-step manner, which creates a practical viewing experience for the user.
GarageBand for Beginners has been carefully designed by the expert magazine team to make the most of the interactive features available on iBooks 2. The product is priced at just 99p and contains everything you need to know about using GarageBand, a music-making app from Apple which allows users to create their own music in a quick and easy way.
Ian Robson, Future’s Technology Publisher says: “Our consumers demand the richest possible media experience from our products and with GarageBand for Beginners we’ve once again delivered. The Apple iBooks 2 platform offers us the ability to deliver a slick consumer experience with integrated video content, animated annotated screenshots and much more. We’re proud to be the first publisher to fully embrace the new platform and its interactive features.”
GarageBand for Beginners is the latest innovation from the UK’s number one tablet publisher, adding to the range of digital content platforms through which Future’s branded content is now available. In the past year Future has accelerated its digital publishing capabilities and the new product on Apple’s iBooks 2 is a great example of how the company quickly embraces promising new technology.
GarageBand for Beginners is available to download for the iPad now on Apple’s iBooks 2 now.
Future is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 34 million unique users*. Future delivers more than 100 digital editions and bespoke apps through the rapidly growing iPad platform and is developing product for new tablet devices coming on stream. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand and apps is rightly regarded as market leading. Technology brand T3 is leading the way on iPad, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the UK and one of the very few five star apps in the world. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: techradar.com, cyclingnews.com, gamesradar.com, computerandvideogames.com, musicradar.com and bikeradar.com/.