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Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital Offer Publishers Comprehensive One-Stop Digital Media Services
Baker & Taylor, Inc( 05/27/2010 )

Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital Offer Publishers Comprehensive One-Stop Digital Media Services


-Partnership delivers one-stop distribution to Apple's iBookstore, Blio-enabled devices, and other marketplaces for 30,000 publishing partners worldwide-

 

NEW YORK - May 27, 2010 - Amid surging demand and interest in e-books, Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of digital media services to publishers worldwide, and LibreDigital, Inc., a leading developer of digital publishing solutions, today at Book Expo America announced an expanded agreement to partner for the delivery of e-books- creating a one-stop, comprehensive suite of services for publishers. The pair's enhanced digital services platform spans all forms of digital media - books, newspapers and magazines - and all digital devices and applications, including the Baker & Taylor-powered Blio e-reader software, developed by K-NFB Reading Technology, and Apple's iPad.

"Digital devices and new applications are creating unique opportunities in the publishing industry. Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital together present a white-label platform for the aggregation and delivery of digital media products," said Tom Morgan, CEO of Baker & Taylor. "Whatever the content, whatever the device, Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital deliver."

As part of the agreement, Baker & Taylor - also the world's largest distributor of books and value-added services to retailers, institutions and libraries - will offer its more than 30,000 publishing partners a full range of digital services from LibreDigital. Those services and technologies, which include LibreMarket and LibrePublish, help publishers across all segments to increase the visibility and sales of their published works

LibrePublish allows publishers to store and secure digital content in any form and deliver it on-demand to any marketplace or device. LibreMarket helps publishers to engage consumers and cultivate fans on social media sites, such as Facebook, while delivering the analytics necessary to ensure they are meeting the needs of readers.

"The demand for e-books is skyrocketing as consumers quickly gravitate to digital channels to recommend, buy and read books, newspapers and magazines," said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of LibreDigital, Inc. "Together with Baker & Taylor, we're paving the way for publishers to connect and deliver to this growing number of digital-savvy consumers."

LibreDigital powers billions of page views to millions of consumers worldwide. For more information on LibreDigital, visit http://www.libredigital.com. Twitter: @LibreDigital.

About Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, Inc.(www.baker-taylor.com) is a global media distribution company and leading provider of digital media services. Baker & Taylor ensures that its more than 30,000 publishing partners get their materials into readers' hands in the format and on their device of choice. Baker & Taylor is especially proud to power Blio, the world's most advanced, flexible and engaging e-reader software application. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Baker & Taylor has been in existence for more than 180 years and has developed long-term relationships with major publishers.

Baker & Taylor maintains one of the largest in-stock book inventory in the United States, and services the broadest customer base in the industry. Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.

Baker & Taylor and the Baker & Taylor logo are trademarks of Baker & Taylor, Inc. Blio is a trademark of K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc. Other company and product names mentioned for identification purposes may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About LibreDigital

LibreDigital enables publishers to manage and market digital content, providing a web-based warehouse and distribution platform for six of the top ten book publishers and over 175 newspapers and periodicals. LibreDigital solutions allow publishers to store and secure digital content in any form, and to deliver content on-demand to any marketplace or device - including the Apple iBookstore, the Blio eReader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble nook, Sony Reader and many more.

LibreDigital serves the world's top firms including HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Kaplan, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. Backed by Adams Capital Management, Triangle Peak Partners, S3 Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, and HarperCollins Publishers, LibreDigital partners with a number of industry leaders, including Baker & Taylor, to provide a full range of solutions. LibreDigital is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in New York and London. LibreDigital is a trademark of LibreDigital, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

Baker & Taylor
Amy Baldwin George, Communications Manager
704-998-3136
amy.baldwin@baker-taylor.com

LibreDigital
Karl Scholz, Virtual PR Director
karl.scholz@virtualprdirector.com
512-493-0909

 

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