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 detail.” 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. About ACCESS ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software 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 NetFront Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com. © 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved. ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Contact: Antique Collectors’ Club: James Smith (Media) firstname.lastname@example.org or ACCESS CO., LTD. Head Office (Japan): Miyuki Hanzawa, +81 (43).212.2230 email@example.com U.S. Ursula Herrick, +1 408-202-0865 firstname.lastname@example.org Europe David Bramley +44 (0)20 7486 4900 email@example.com
Antique Collectors’ Club New artBooks iPad App Offers a Wide Selection of High Quality Illustrated Art eBooks
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