Antique Collectors’ Club New artBooks iPad App Offers a Wide Selection of High Quality Illustrated Art eBooks

  Antique Collectors’ Club New artBooks iPad App Offers a Wide Selection of
  High Quality Illustrated Art eBooks

Business Wire

NEW YORK & SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 15, 2013

Antique Collectors’ Club announced today the release of the artBooks by ACC
iPad^® app, which will give access to a wide selection of enhanced eBooks on
subjects including antiques, art, design, fashion, and photography.

Antique Collectors’ Club critically acclaimed books, such as Jackson’s
Hallmarks, Persian Rugs and Carpets, and the Design Series have long been
established as standard works of reference. These books will now be available
for the first time for readers in a dedicated app in the Apple App Store. The
artBooks by ACC app features beautifully designed eBook titles that are packed
with large high-resolution photos and illustrations.

“When ACC was founded in 1966 it pioneered ideas such as The Price Guide to
Antique Furniture. Today, many of the original books from those days have
become standard works of reference and are still in print in revised and
updated editions,” said James Smith, Sales Director, Antique Collectors’ Club.
“It makes perfect sense that, where possible, ACC looks to release those books
in a digitalformat. Auctioneer catalogues have gone digital, therefore why
shouldn't art books go the same way? As we did years ago, it's exciting to be
leading the way.”

The artBooks by ACC app features the inclusion of hipix^® technology in select
titles for compression and enhanced-resolution image viewing at unparalleled
quality. For the app launch, the hipix^® technology is included in the Persian
Rugs and Carpets and A Front Row Seat titles.

“The mobile eBook market has never been able to match the quality of print for
high resolution photos without inflating file size beyond reason,” said Ira
Dvir, Founder, Human Monitoring Ltd. “The hipix^® technology enables
compressing images to a fraction of the file size, while supporting
practically unlimited photo resolutions for zooming into the most minute

The app’s digital storefront allows users to browse for titles by subject
category or keyword search. The in-app virtual bookshelf allows users to
quickly access previously purchased titles in one convenient location. This
digital storefront is powered by the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem from
ACCESS CO LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the
mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets.

“With the ACCESS^TM Digital Publishing Ecosystem, Antique Collectors’ Club can
offer enhanced digital publications for the iPad that can be easily discovered
by loyal and new readers alike,” said Kiyoyasu Oishi, Senior Executive
Officer, Global Business Unit, ACCESS CO., LTD. “The combination of ACCESS and
the hipix^® technology gives publishers the solution required for delivering
high quality enhanced eBooks at a fraction of the file size.”

About Antique Collectors’ Club

The Antique Collectors Club was formed in 1966 and quickly became established
as aworld renowned publisher of definitive books on antiques and decorative
arts. Today many of its original publications are considered the standard
works in the field. Also publishing under the imprints of ACC Editions and
Garden Art Press, new subjects have been added to the portfolio including
fashion, design and gardens. Without exception ACC looks to produce the
definitive work on the subject, richly illustrated,scholarly and informative
but still eminently readable.


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products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds,
digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including
its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time
to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched
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Antique Collectors’ Club:
James Smith (Media)
Head Office (Japan):
Miyuki Hanzawa, +81 (43).212.2230
Ursula Herrick, +1 408-202-0865
David Bramley +44 (0)20 7486 4900
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