Enhanced textbook platform: Publiwide Reader for iPad is now available in the App Store

Publiwide announces the release of its enhanced textbook platform, with the new iPad Reader 1.0 now available in the AppStore. This innovative solution aims to provide students with a full set of digital applications (iPad Reader, WEBreader, Desktop Reader) in which to read and study richly enhanced textbook content.

Online PR News – 22-February-2011 – – Villars-sur-Glâne, Fribourg - “We believe our children will acquire knowledge and read eTexts in a multimedia environment,” says Sebastien Dubuis, MD of Publiwide. “Thanks to the emergence of tablets and home internet connections on a global scale, we are empowered to transform textbooks into content that will speak to the new generation of learners. We are making it interactive and media-rich.”
Business models for digital textbooks are in development. Forget the heavy backpacks loaded with books! The trend is towards students and pupils relying on their iPad and synching their data via cloud platforms.
Publishers are often looking to differentiate their print products from their digital products. Taking advantage of web browser or iPad capacities enables them to provide a more interactive approach to textbooks. Developing content as ePUB empowers the editor to gradually enhance it. Updated versions of textbooks can include multimedia, self-assessment tools and references which can be made available to users in no time.
“We want to position our solution as a cost-effective and real-life market test bed for educational publishers,” says Dubuis. “We offer a turnkey solution: within a month, they can reach their readership on any device, just by submitting a book of their choice to us. We offer book transformation services and software platforms to take full advantage of the new product.”
Publiwide iPad Reader is available in the iTunes store as a free download.
If you are a content owner, a publisher or just curious, visit www.publiwide.com

Sebastien Dubuis is author of this article on iPad.
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