Quire Multiformat Book Publishing


Quire is currently in closed development. To request access, please fill out our Quire Beta Request form.

Created by the Getty, Quire is a modern, multiformat publishing framework designed to create books as authoritative and enduring as print, and as vibrant and feature-rich as the web, from a single set of plain text files. All without ever signing-up for an account, paying a fee, or setting up and maintaining a complicated server.

Quire books are scholarly, visual, and built for discoverability and longevity. They feature:

  • Page-level citation
  • Footnotes
  • Bibliographies
  • Figure images and image groups
  • Zooming images and maps
  • Video and audio embeds
  • Dynamic tables of contents and menus
  • Full-text search
  • Responsive web design
  • Web accessibility and SEO optimized
  • Outputs to web, PDF, and EPUB formats

Check out the demo site, and some of the Getty’s books developed with early versions of Quire.

For more information, contact Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager at the J. Paul Getty Trust, at galbers@getty.edu.