LibreDigital Launches Self-Service e-Book Distribution Portal
NEW YORK—May 23, 2011—LibreDigital, the market-leading solutions provider for digital books, newspapers and magazines, announced it has launched a new self-service distribution portal for small- to medium-sized publishers. The portal allows publishers with any kind of file to submit their e-Books for distribution on the Apple iBookstore and other marketplaces.
“Book publishing is experiencing strong growth in small- to medium-sized publishers similar to the growth of independent labels in the music industry,” said Russell P. Reeder, president and CEO of LibreDigital. “We are excited to offer these emerging new publishers the same tools we provide larger publishers for converting, optimizing and distributing their content to the largest e-book marketplaces in the world like the Apple iBookstore.”
LibreDigital provides a wide range of digital publishing services to senen of the top 10 U.S. trade publishers. These services include distribution to e-Book marketplaces, marketing and discovery tools, managed conversion services, and sales reporting and analytics through LibreDigital Business Intelligence. The new portal allows publishers to sign up online for distribution and conversion services and achieve the quality levels that are necessary to gain distribution to over 50 global marketplaces. Distribution services are provided on a revenue share, and file-conversion services can be charged to the publisher’s credit card based on the costs of converting from the original source.
LibreDigital is one of four approved aggregators for the Apple iBookstore in North America and the only one who can provide all of the services Apple tracks in its aggregator program. LibreDigital has also delivered a number of titles to Apple as enhanced e-Book and fixed-format e-books, helping to deliver the next generation e-book experience on the iPad. The new portal will open up these capabilities to small and medium sized publishers as well.
LibreDigital develops technology that helps consumers to discover and read their favorite books, newspapers and magazines when and where they choose to read. The company’s solutions power the promotion, sales and delivery of content on-demand across the web or to any marketplace or device – including the Apple iPad and iBookstore, Google, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Sony Reader, the Blio eReader, and the Bookish Reading Club in the Starbucks Digital Network. For more information, visit www.libredigital.com.