Flipick wins the International Digital Publishing Forum 2013 Innovation Award for breakthrough self-service e-Book Production Portal
1 June 2013 Book Expo America, Digital Discovery Zone
Bill McCoy, Executive Director, International Digital Publishing Forum, awarded the 2013 Innovation Award to Flipick, a cloud-based e-book production portal. “Our jury selected Flipick from 30 nominees from the Digital Discovery Zone at this year’s Book Expo America exhibition,” declared Bill McCoy.” Flipick stands head and shoulders above all other e-book production and conversion services in the market today,” concludes McCoy.
Flipick (pronounced flip ick) constitutes a self-service production portal that serves independent authors and writers as well as commercial and corporate publishing groups seeking fast, inexpensive ways of creating e-books for the expanding base of mobile readers, tablets, and smart phones.
Unlike most e-book production and conversion services, Flipick enables do-it-yourself or contracted placement of complex tables, interactive pop-ups and hotspots, interactive animations, rotating carousel of images or photos, embedded videos, and other rich-media enhancements, using quickly installed plug-ins to the user’s desktop or laptop version of Adobe InDesign. Using a simple menu selection within InDesign, users can upload their eBooks and gathered digital assets to the Flipick portal for instant processing of complex, fixed-format books, enabling users to download a draft version of most books in two to five minutes.
“Flipick specializes in self-service rich-media and interactive enhancement of book content within our Adobe InDesign cloud service and the guaranteed quality output using the open-standard e-book ePub3 format,” declares Ravi Dugal, President of Flipick.
Flipick charges a flat rate of $99 for a final-version output of ePub3 e-books. This includes 2 hours of quality-assurance verification and remediation, including fit-and-finish adjustments of hyphenation, clipped text, image resizing and cropping, and validation of pop-ups, hotspots, and hyperlinks. In those cases that require more than two hours of technical clean-up, Flipick will provide a free Quotation for Service, using fast, low-cost technical and production services from the Pune, India operations.