SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

EP Global Communications, Inc.

June 04, 2009 09:30 ET

EP Magazine Is Going Digital!

EP Global Communications, Inc. Announces That Its 38-Year-Old Flagship Publication Exceptional Parent Magazine Will Now Be Offered in a Digital Edition; Check It Out at

JOHNSTOWN, PA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - EP Global Communications Inc. (the Company) (PINKSHEETS: EPGL), the parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, is pleased to announce today that the Company will unveil its first digital edition of EP magazine with its June 2009 issue.

Fleeting are the days when most people access their news and information by way of the printed page. Digital media is indeed the wave of the future, a wave that is already gathering energy as more and more people turn to digital magazines, newspapers, journals, and even catalogs. EP is riding the crest of this wave as it presents its flagship monthly magazine as a state-of-the art digital version that complements its print edition during these years when the worldwide paperless conversion is unfolding.

Making EP available in a digital edition is something the Company has been researching for several years. The technology available in previous years was simply not up to the challenge of delivering the kind of quality the Company has been accustomed to delivering in EP. The time is now ripe, however, because 1) EP identified and tested digital technology that is dynamic and cutting edge in terms of its functionality, ease of use, and accessibility; 2) digital allows for a markedly lower digital subscription rate without sacrificing any of the great quality content that readers expect from EP; 3) digital has the added benefit of allowing EP to be a "greener," more eco-friendly company as digital allows freedom from dependency on environmentally costly paper-based production; and 4) surveys conducted by the Company indicate that both subscribers and advertisers would welcome the change to digital. With difficult financial times being faced by all Americans, especially those families caring for loved ones with disabilities, EP believes that now is the perfect time for digital. In essence, EP will be offering more for less, a welcome benefit from the financial hardship faced by many Americans. Additionally, EP recognizes that its very focused niche readership -- people with disabilities and the families and professionals who care for and about them -- are already a "hooked in," computer savvy population as so many with disabilities access their world using assistive technology for mobility, communication, learning, and much more. EP's digital edition will be one more tool in their toolbox as the magazine offers its vital and timely content in a more accessible format.

EP's digital edition will include some of the most cutting edge features currently available in digital technology. As readers transition into this world of paperless publications, EP's digital edition will feature the familiar ease of the "page turning motion" accessed by clicking on an animated "dogear" in the bottom corner of each page. Add to that features like streaming audio and video capable of being embedded on various pages and at various locations on a single page; infinite zoom in and out capabilities; page bookmarks for easy reference back to a favorite article; a digital "post it note" which allows the reader to make their own notes right in their digital copy of the magazine; single or double page view; keyword searches, "quick links" to email addresses and Web site addresses found in the editorial text as well as within ads; archive search options; and much more. Equally important is the capability of expanding the EP content beyond our shores, and the Company has serious expressions of interest for this already from Europe, Canada, and South America.

A yearly subscription to EP's digital edition is $19.95, a substantial savings over the $49.95 annual print subscription rate, and as a special introductory offer as EP kicks off its digital edition, the June digital issue is being offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to access it at EP wants as many people as possible to experience its digital edition and navigate its dynamic content and new digital features. Check it out today!

About EP Global Communications, Inc.

EP Global Communications, Inc., parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, is a 38-year-old, award-winning, multi-faceted publishing and communications company, which provides timely and indispensable resources and information to families and professionals caring for the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

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