SOURCE: liveBooks, Inc.

liveBooks websites for photographers and other creative professionals

February 23, 2010 09:54 ET

Acclaimed Photographers Tap liveBooks to Strengthen Online Presence, Gain Exposure

Doug Menuez, Greg Gibson and Jim Fiscus Launch New liveBooks Websites

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - liveBooks, Inc., the leading provider of award-winning websites that allow creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online, today announced the recent launch of three new liveBooks-powered websites for professional photographers Doug Menuez, Greg Gibson and Jim Fiscus.

Menuez creates online small business hub with liveBooks site

An award-winning documentary photographer with more than 30 years of experience, Menuez has covered major news stories such as the famine in Ethiopia and several presidential campaigns, and has shot advertising campaigns for global brands like Coca-Cola and Chevrolet.

"I wanted my new website to present my documentary work for editorial and commercial assignments, as well as my fine art books and film projects, in a logical, intuitive way," Menuez said. "My new website was designed exactly as I envisioned, and the smart structure of the back-end allows me to update my site to the tune and tempo of the ever-changing market."

With a business that encompasses commissioned work and a new boutique stock website, Menuez also needed a website that could clearly represent both of these business segments. With his new website at www.menuez.com, visitors can easily navigate his stock and commissioned work, while capturing the full essence of his artistry.

Gibson showcases "steak" -- not sizzle -- on new website

With more than 20 years of photojournalism experience, Gibson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who in recent years has focused his attention on special event photography, with an emphasis on the wedding market. Gibson launched his new liveBooks website at www.greggibson.com, which enables him to easily upload images and offer a faster turnaround time for his clients. According to Gibson, liveBooks sites put the focus on the images, rather than the ornaments of a web design.

"The clean, simple design allows viewers to interact and respond directly to the imagery rather than the clutter of having objects flying around on the screen," Gibson said. "Some photographers sell the sizzle, we sell the steak, and our liveBooks site enables us to showcase that."

Fiscus leverages new liveBooks site to invigorate online brand presence

Specializing in editorial and advertising photography, Fiscus has produced award-winning images for Levi's, Nike, ESPN and Showtime television series like "Dexter." His new website, showcased at www.fiscusphoto.com, brings his attention-grabbing images to life on a clean, easy-to-navigate platform. Fiscus said he chose liveBooks because he wanted to create an environment where visitors can easily review projects, peruse his photos and gain a true understanding of his photographic style and brand.

"The online business landscape for photographers is ever-changing as technology continuously evolves, and we are thrilled these three distinguished photographers have partnered with liveBooks to bring their photographs -- and their businesses -- to life online," said Andy Patrick, president and CEO of liveBooks.

For more information on how you can bring your photography brand to life online, visit www.liveBooks.com.

About liveBooks

liveBooks, Inc. provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professionals in creative industries like photography, graphic design and interior design save time, promote their businesses and make more money. The company works with an extensive ecosystem of advisors, partners and consultants to deliver unrivalled products, services, partner applications and customer experiences through the powerful combination of small-business acumen, award-winning designs, a scalable platform and extensible architecture. liveBooks is committed to customer success through design leadership, business integrity and its belief in the power of image and creativity to enable social change.

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