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About ArcaMax Publishing

ArcaMax Publishing is a leading provider of family-friendly news and fun on the Internet. ArcaMax distributes hundreds of syndicated features to millions of subscribers by email daily. ArcaMax earns revenue from advertising, which allows all publications to be completely free for readers.

Before we tell you more about our company, we would like to thank the millions of devoted readers for the great support in making ArcaMax a competitive business in the online market. We also thank the hundreds of devoted sponsors that make sure we can pay the bills.

A Brief History of ArcaMax Publishing

ArcaMax was founded in 1999 when the newsletter variety included recipes, gardening, pet tips and other home-oriented themes. The Garfield comic strip and Dear Abby advice column were among the initial offering of syndicated content available by email. Today, the line-up includes more than 40 of the most famous comic strips, many more advice and political columnists, news headlines, videos, and games.

In the beginning, ArcaMax content was only available by way of free email newsletters that were promoted on other Web sites. The company found success in sending out free content with advertising and therefore expanded the model to include its own Web site in 2004. The Web site has gradually grown in popularity over the years, which prompted a redesign that launched in 2011.

Today's Mission: Give Readers the Best Selection of Syndicated Content

Much has changed in the content line-up since 2004. Over the years, expanding the ArcaMax content offering seemed like a smart move as newspapers were losing popularity. Where would readers go for their favorite syndicated features? ArcaMax has sought to fill this void online.

Adding more content has also meant many more challenges. With so many features, the ArcaMax.com of today is tasked with making sure readers understand that many of their favorite features can likely be found right here -- all in one place. After all, showing a visitor hundreds of features is much more difficult than showing the 20 of 2004.

Therefore, the new Web site (as of 2011) has much more user-friendly interface. All features are sortable by content type -- i.e. all comic strips, videos, columns, and news. Features are also sortable by topic channels that include Entertainment, Home and Consumer, Parents, and many more.

Our Tech team has also made a better search function and programmed ways for individual stories and columns to matched with other pieces of content by way of niche topics (i.e. matching stories by a common topic). Subscribing to newsletters can be done with a simple and easy subscribe box associated with nearly all features you may be reading.

And It's Only Going to Grow

We are committed to consistently adding features and making features available by email. The site you see today will continue to grow to include as many columns, cartoons, news, video and games the syndicates will make available. We hope you enjoy!

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