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GILBANE GROUP PUBLISHES FIRST COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT DIGITAL EDITIONS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

SAINT JOHN, NB Canada -- May 23, 2008. At long last, a report that has been in the making for a number of months has been released by the Gilbane Group of Boston, MA.  Most of the established digital edition service providers participated in this in-depth study and its results confirm what we have been seeing in the marketplace over the last few years:

  • From 2005 - 2007 the number of publications launching digital editions grew by 277% (to over 3200 by 2007).

  • Over 13 million people have subscribed to receive digital versions of their favourite magazines and newspapers - an increase of over 260% in that same two year period.

  • Based on current and past trends, Gilbane predicts that over 8,000 publications will add or launch a complete digital version of their publications by 2009.

Gilbane's study also provides a Digital Edition Buyer's Guide to help publishers understand what features that they can expect to find in the various digital edition vendors' offerings in the market. Publishers can then determine what features are important to them and find the best match from the various vendors.

The study is a whopping 130 pages.  An abridged version can be found on our website by clicking here.  A full copy of the report in PDF is available on Gilbane's website  at:

http://www.gilbane.com/Research-Reports.html

About Advanced Publishing Corporation

Advanced Publishing provides a complete turnkey service that enables print media publishers to provide and manage rich interactive digital editions for web based delivery to readers and subscribers via its RIDE solution. Using Microsoft Silverlight as its cross browser platform, RIDE enables publishers to provide HD quality video to accompany their digital editions. The Company also provides a complete digital communications service via the ENGAGE platform that enables publishers to create, deliver, and manage all forms of email communications to their readers.

For more information contact:

Trish Connolly
CEO Advanced Publishing Corporation
506-647-9550
tconnolly@advancedpublishing.com