Web Service Firm Adds Digital Edition Service
MWS leverages Issuu platform; partners with Penton for online-only publication.
Sacramento, California-based Web site and electronic publication services firm Minnick Web Services has combined its e-publishing infrastructure with Issuuâ€™s open source Flash-based viewer to add digital editions to its portfolio of services.
â€śMWS focuses exclusively on professional applications, with an e-publishing infrastructure thatâ€™s been developed over 10 years to support its e-book business,â€ť MWS product manager David Kalman told FOLIO:. â€śWhen we discovered Issuu, we realized that between the two companies we had the makings of a superior platform for digital editions.â€ť
MWS has partnered with Penton Media to produce the digital edition of Logistics Today, a new online-only publication. Penton did not return a request seeking comment for this story.
MWS, Kalman said, is an official Issuu reseller and pays a small hosting fee per client account. â€śThe result isÂ a highly capable but low-cost digital edition solution that readers and advertisers enjoy, backed by a full-service Web company devoted to helping publishers be their best online,â€ť he said.