Intellect published its first journal in 1986, its first books in 1989 and first e-books in 1999. In 2011 we have begun publishing our books for various e-readers in the EPUB format available through the Amazon Kindle and Apple iTunes stores.
In addition we believe that there are a number of publishing projects that are better suited to being made into independent apps where the design element of the page can be better represented.
On January 28th 2011 we released our first app for the iPad and plan to follow it up with a number of others for iPhone, iPad and android-based alternatives. If you have a publishing project that you feel is better suited to mobile devices we would be pleased to hear from you. Initial enquiries should be addressed to Masoud Yazdani (email@example.com).
The Big Picture on the iPad, released January 2011
This free app offers the past 12 issues of The Big Picture magazine with a new issue being added every two months. Drawing from cinema’s fundamental visual power it uses powerful filmic images to do the talking.
Intellect's IQ magazine on the iPad, released April 2011
This free app lets you in on all the latest releases from intellect and what our authors and editors have to say! Find out what it is that makes Intellect stand out from the crowd with exclusive interviews. Read relevant and up-to-date articles, question and answer sections and book reviews.
Hidden Gift on the iPad, released May 2011
This app offers an uplifting compilation of writings taken from a wide spectrum of religious and cultural traditions presented alongside visual metaphors reflecting the mood of the quotes either through the signs and symbols of nature or as abstract interpretations of inner spiritual emotions and concepts. For those moments of tension, when nerves are jangled and feelings stretched.
The app contains six books and the first book you download is free. The rest of the books are £2.95 each.
World Film Locations on the iPad released July 2011
This app explores the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach. Alongside short bite-sized texts about carefully chosen film scenes, each city is exposed through evocative movie stills and complimented by short but insightful essays about themes, ideas and key historical periods.
To begin with the app has 3 books while another 3 books will be added shortly and the app will automatically update as soon as new books are released. The first book you download is free. The rest of the books are £5.95 each.
Arts and Humanities to be released April 2013
In collaboration with Macmillan Publishing Solutions we are developing a mobile app that contains abstracts and other metadata for journal articles published by intellect and other publishers in Arts and Humanities. Users will be able to search the content of the app via article title, author name, keyword, publishers name, journal title/volume/issue or academic subject headings. Users will be able to customise the app in order for a recommendation system to make connections between their interests and the content available.
The app also offers users the opportunity to purchase full text PDFs of articles from any of the participating publishers. We expect that most publishers would offer a set number of articles free and charge somewhere around $5 per article thereafter.