Quark has released QuarkXPress 9.0.1, a free update of QuarkXPress 9 that’s available to all current version 9 users.

As the first maintenance release of QuarkXPress 9, version 9.0.1 resolves issues identified in QuarkXPress 9.0. The update can be downloaded from http://www.Quark.com .

QuarkXPress 9.0.1 supports Mac OS 10.5.8 or higher. The next update, due in late August, will be certified to support Mac OS 10.7 (“Lion”).

Quark is offering a free, fully functional, 30-day Test Drive of QuarkXPress 9 to users interested in experiencing the new features for digital publishing and design-driven automation. To download the QuarkXPress 9 30-day Test Drive go to http://www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx .