Quark has announced an update to QuarkXPress 9 that allows designers to export digital content directly to the Amazon Kindle format. The upgrade is available now for free to current QuarkXPress users.
The new Kindle support in version 9.3 allows users to export content directly to the Kindle format without conversion tools or plug-ins. This is especially helpful to small and self-publishers in reaching the growing Kindle ebook market faster and more easily. Using Quark 9’s reflow features, users can get both the ePub and Kindle formats without additional time and effort, Quark says.
The Kindle e-reader offers users access more than a million books, newspapers, and magazines from a variety of platforms, including Kindle devices.
With QuarkXPress 9.3, designers, authors, and publishers can now develop for audiences spanning print, Web, Kindle, iPad, and ePub devices such as the Sony Reader, and Nook.
QuarkXPress 9.3 has other new features, as well. It offers new support for inline tables of contents in ePub files and various fixes and enhancements to EPS/PDF display, PDF boxes, page reordering, and more.
In addition, you can now control whether odd-numbered pages are allowed on the left (in left-to-right layouts) and whether even-numbered pages are allowed on the right (in right-to-left layouts) in facing page layouts. This control is located in the New Project, New Layout, and Layout Properties dialog boxes.
More information on this update, and a list of known and resolved issues in the new version, is available on Quark’s Web site.