Easypress Technologies announces eBook distribution agreement with Gardners Books
Easypress Technologies expand their current eBook creation solutions suite to offer direct eBook distribution to more than 70 global online retailers via Gardners Books’ global eBook distribution networkApril 19, 2012 By Press Release
London, April 17, 2012—Easypress Technologies and Gardners Books have jointly signed an eBook distribution agreement which will offer Easypress’ publisher clients global eBook distribution through Gardners extensive network of online eBook Retailers across the UK, Europe and the USA (in association with Baker Taylor).
Easypress has seen a dramatic increase in the number of large and small publishers using its unique online automated EasyEPUB platform to create EPUB or Kindle eBooks directly from Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. Easypress will now offer a complete eBook creation and distribution service to its growing publisher client list. By connecting up its eBook creation software Easypress now provides a seamless offering to publishers wishing to get their eBooks to multiple points of Sale quickly and securely via Gardners leading eBook distribution network.
Gardners Digital warehouse is a one stop shop, offering as many titles from as many publishers as possible. This provides a simple comprehensive low cost entry model for retailers of any size. This offer is to enable retailers to sell to consumers across all different eBook formats as well as audio download. At the same time physical books are also available so the consumer has total choice of format be it printed or electronic.
Gardners currently have over 250,000 titles available from over 1400 publishers supplying online retailers around the world including the many UK independent booksellers using the Hive (www.hive.co.uk) platform. In addition to the re-seller model via retail booksellers, Gardners’ sister companies Browns Books for Students and Askews & Holts Library Services provide eBook lending platforms for Public, Academic and school libraries and other educational establishments as well as government and corporate libraries.
Ali Balaban from Gardners Books commented “This agreement with Easypress Technologies provides publishers with yet another step in automating the distribution of their eBook titles swiftly through Gardners’ growing distribution channels. At Gardners we continue to invest in providing the finest distribution service for our customers. Ever shortening and improving the supply chain for our customers is a top priority for Gardners”.
James MacFarlane, CEO at Easypress Technologies replied, “Gardners is the number one UK based eBook distributor for publishers globally. Easypress see this agreement as a perfect opportunity to increase the number of publishing clients creating their eBooks once and distributing them across more than 70 online eBook retailers in minutes. This low cost hassle free service for eBooks is another important step for Easypress adding even more value to publishers through its EasyEPUB offering"