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November 29, 2005

IDG's Macworld Introduces ''The Macworld Digital Photography Superguide''

SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) Nov. 28, 2005 IDG's Macworld, the premier Macintosh magazine and Web site, introduced a new method of delivery for its award-winning content with the announcement of "The Macworld Digital Photography Superguide." This electronic-only book (e-book) will guide readers through every step of the photography process from buying the right camera to capturing the perfect shot to organizing, editing, and printing photos. The e-book is available online now for $12.95 at http://macworld.com/0996.

At more than 100 pages in length, Macworld's first e-book takes advantage of the magazine's leadership in helping Mac users understand one of the most popular topics in the computer market today.

"For more than a year our readers have been asking for more information about digital photography," said Jason Snell, Macworld's Editorial Director. "We've answered those requests with numerous feature stories, reviews, and even a dedicated Digital Photo column in the magazine every month. It only made sense to take everything we've learned about digital photography and make it available in one place."

The Macworld Digital Photography Superguide was edited by Macworld Senior Editor Kelly Turner, who compiled the best of Macworld's digital photography coverage over the past few years and turned to an all-star group of Macworld contributors to update, enhance, and expand the information into a timely, up-to-date compendium. Among the book's contributors are noted authors Bruce Fraser, Jim Heid, Christopher Breen, Derrick Story, Dan Frakes, Rob Griffiths, Ben Willmore, and Joe Kissell.

"By taking advantage of the medium of electronic books, we can deliver high-quality content that's up-to-date, at a reasonable price, to as many people as possible," Snell said. "This medium lets Macworld combine its expertise as a magazine publisher with the advantages of the Internet to present our excellent editorial content in a focused way." In the future, Macworld plans on releasing several other e-books on various topics of interest to the technology community.

Macworld e-books are provided as standard PDF format downloads which can be read using the Preview application built into Mac OS X, as well as with the free Adobe Reader application. People who would prefer a print version of the book can order one for an additional fee through a third-party print-on-demand service.

About Mac Publishing LLC

Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches 1.2 million Macintosh professionals and enthusiasts while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of over 1.6 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com, MacworldProductFinder.com, PlaylistMag.com, MacOSXHints.com, and JavaWorld.com.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing, LLC is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research, and event company.

More information on Mac Publishing, LLC and IDG can be found on the Internet at www.macworld.com and www.idg.com.

Posted by covey22 at November 29, 2005 10:10 PM