PRESS RELEASE: LiveBooks|edu Adds New Features, Reduces Subscription Fee
liveBooks Consolidates Education Product Offerings To A Single Premium Product for Students and Instructors at $99 Annually
San Francisco, CA. – January 18, 2008 – LiveBooks, Inc., a leading provider of customized portfolio websites and marketing software for professional photographers, announced it has consolidated its liveBooks|edu product offerings to a single premium product for students and instructors at an annual subscription price of $99, including the annual hosting fee. The revised liveBooks|edu product consists of two parts: a templated Flash website and a sophisticated online admin tool known as the editSuite. With the new, expanded features of the editSuite tool — a transition picker, PDF downloads from the editSuite and a loading page graphic — students can more effectively present their brand online, keep their website content current and gain firsthand experience of the same tool used by leading industry pros. Using liveBooks|edu, students and faculty can quickly create and launch a professionally presented online portfolio website.
Through liveBooks’ continued commitment to education, students are able to use professional tools to learn about image sequencing, development of an online presence and the concepts of brand design. Students are empowered to easily and professionally present their work online and develop the skills that will allow them to successfully market their work on the internet- a key factor in an emerging photographers success.
“The goal in lowering the price of liveBooks|edu is to allow any serious photography or visual arts student easy entry to this tool and to help them realize the importance of marketing their work on the web,” says Tricia Gellman Holmes, Vice President of Marketing at liveBooks, Inc. “With today’s technology and the ever-increasing use of the Internet, if you don’t have a web presence you are not competing in the marketplace. Our goal is to provide a high-quality and affordable solution for students so they can begin to develop a brand and have a competitive edge once they graduate,” Ms Holmes added.
Joyce O’Neal, a student at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, says “liveBooks is not only beautifully designed, but very easy to use. The editSuite is extremely intuitive and easy to navigate, I thought - It can’t be this easy!”
liveBooks|edu is a photography website package that delivers the tools used by leading professionals as an affordable annual subscription for students and faculty. Each website includes intuitive navigation, large, fast loading images, a clean look and feel as well as the “editSuite” – an easy to use tool for complete control over your content 24/7.
Each liveBooks|edu website includes:
- 15 portfolios per website that accommodate up to 64 images per portfolio
- 2 info pages for contact, bio or other information. The content of each page is easily uploaded by the photographer as a jpeg and can be changed at will.
- Automatic HTML site creation for search engine optimization
- Transition picker, loading page graphic, automated slideshow option, web stats and downloadable PDF portfolios from the editSuite.
- Drag-and-drop portfolio creation anytime from anywhere with an internet connection
- Hosted at your custom URL
- 24 templated site design options
These features have been combined to empower photography students and faculty to clearly communicate their unique brand in a way that will help them get work and grow their businesses.
Availability and Pricing
The new liveBooks|edu premium website for qualified students and faculty is currently available by visiting the liveBooks|edu website at http://www.livebooksedu.com. The annual subscription rate is $99 and includes the annual website hosting fee.
The newly redesigned liveBooks|edu site features expanded help and support tools and an expanded library of training videos.
About LiveBooks, Inc.
LiveBooks, Inc. is the leader in providing fully editable customized website creation and management solutions along with innovative online tools that empower professional photographers to grow their businesses. As creative professionals ourselves, we understand the passion behind our customers’ work and their needs to easily upload, edit, market, send and sell their images in a simple and streamlined way. liveBooks is committed to pioneering new ways to help photographers efficiently translate their work into effective online experiences that increase their exposure and connect their creative vision with the world at large.
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(First posted on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 13:56 EST)