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Corel Launches Roxio MediaBook for Windows 8
Roxio MediaBook brings interactive multimedia ebook creation to consumers
OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (Nov. 6, 2012) – Corel® is happy to announce the release of its new app for Windows 8, Roxio® MediaBook™, now available through the Windows Store. MediaBook enables consumers to easily combine their photos and videos with audio and text to create dynamic and interactive ebooks, perfect for new Windows 8 devices.
“Roxio MediaBook was designed from scratch specifically for Windows 8 and its new generation of touch enabled devices,” said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. “Our goal is to provide consumers with a fun and entirely new way to experience their personal media and to share it with friends and family. Roxio MediaBook and Windows 8 are a great combination to provide customers with a natural and beautiful way to enjoy media on a tablet or PC.”
“What makes Windows 8 innovative and fun is the fast and fluid user experience and intuitive touch gestures. Users can now interact with apps in a way they’ve never experienced before,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “MediaBook is not only designed with touch first in mind, it embraces it by taking full advantage of the features that make Windows 8 unique and innovative.”
Easy to Create, Easy to Share, Fun to Experience, MediaBooks
Roxio MediaBook makes it easy for anyone to create visually rich and interactive ebooks, no matter their artistic or technical prowess. Included templates take the guess work out of designing a layout and the in-application photo and video tools enable users to edit as they go, making ebook compilation quick and easy. Roxio MediaBook produces an industry standard, EPUB3 formatted, ebook that can be published locally and shared via email and Microsoft SkyDrive and can be enjoyed with the free Roxio MediaBook Reader for Windows 8 and iBooks on Apple’s iOS.
Roxio MediaBook comes in several forms, including the free Roxio MediaBook reader and Roxio MediaBook Ultimate – the complete mediabook creation application – both available today through the Windows Store. Other versions of MediaBook, such as MediaBook Plus, are available on PC OEM storefronts.
About Roxio MediaBook Ultimate:
• Designed for Windows 8
– Optimized for both touch as well as keyboard and mouse
• Create immersive media-rich eBooks
– Use any variety of photos, audio, videos and text
• Add amazing effects and interactions with just a few clicks
– Turn photos into puzzles, add voice narration, apply retro or other effects
• Make photos or videos just right with in app editors
– Trim, straighten, rotate, stabilize and more
• Great Looks, Easily
– Beautiful template-driven page layouts
• Dual creation modes
– Auto-create books based on media selection
– Exercise total creative control by selecting each page
• Easy to share
– Share and publish MediaBooks locally or via SkyDrive or Email
Pricing & Availability
Roxio MediaBook Ultimate is available immediately for $19.99 USD in the Windows Store and MediaBook Plus is available for $4.99 via OEM storefronts. All versions are available in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese.
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies providing some of the industry’s best-known brands, including Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of graphics, productivity and digital media products, we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative software that’s easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value.
Used by millions of people around the world, our product lines include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Pinnacle Studio™, Roxio Creator®, Roxio® Toast® and WinZip®.
For more information on Corel, please visit www.corel.com.
For more information on Roxio, please visit www.roxio.com.