De Marque and Nu-book sign a cooperative agreement to enable book publishers to expand their ebook distribution through multiple channels
Quebec, April 29 2013 — De Marque, a leader in the field of digital publishing, and Nu-book, the leading North American provider of ereading applications for the publishing industry, today announced that they have concluded a partnership agreement to offer their value-added services to their respective clients. Book publishers around the world can now benefit from both De Marque and Nu-book’s solutions to enhance their ebook distribution strategy through multiple channels.
“De Marque brings together a vast network of over 500 publishers around the world—all of which are at the heart of our Cantook ebook distribution platform. De Marque’s goal is to offer publishers and booksellers high-quality, user-friendly, and efficient tools to support the commercialization of their ebooks. We are thrilled that our clients will now be able to more easily benefit from Nu-book’s sophisticated technology,” explained Marc Boutet, President of De Marque.
Under the agreement, book publishers can use Nu-book’s technology platform to deploy personalized iOS- and Android-based apps to sell directly to their readers. This solution will help publishers increase the discoverability and sales of their ebooks—all while gaining access to invaluable customer data.
“Demarque’s partnership with Nu-book is a testament to wide variety of options publishers have to get their ebooks into the hands of customers,” said Nu-book’s President, François Guérard. “Publishers can have the best of both worlds—selling through retail channels and selling directly to their readers. We are pleased to be working with Demarque on bringing our sophisticated ereading platform to their clients.”
Nu-book’s platform boasts rich ereading features, customized for each publishing client, and seamless means by which readers can acquire digital works. Nu-book remains steadfast in its belief that publishers should remain in control of their content, distribution strategy, and, in particular, the means with which their readers purchase their ebooks. Nu-book enables publishers to sell directly to their readers thanks to Nu-book’s tightly integrated mobile device apps and ebookstore—all of which can be tailored to publishers’ distinct requirements.
Using its digital distribution platforms – operational in Canada, France and Italy – De Marque currently delivers almost 50,000 titles from over 450 publishers, through more than 200 points of sale. This technology is used to place books on the market via an immense network of booksellers that are accessible to the general public, including Amazon, Apple and Kobo. The titles are also available for loan in libraries.
About De Marque
De Marque is a leader in the distribution of digital cultural content, especially ebooks. The company, which fosters sustained growth, is backed by Cantook—a cutting-edge technology platform—and a strategy based on the development of partnerships with the key players in each of its markets. — www.demarque.com
Through its unique and innovative business model, Nu-book allows publishing houses to take control of their ebook ecosystem. Nu-book offers an effective and profitable solution for publishers who want to bring their front- and back-lists into the digital realm. The company also offers white label services. With over 40 years’ experience providing publishing and print production technology and services, Nu-book has a true, in-depth grasp on the book business. Its headquarters are located in Québec, Canada. For more information: www.nu-book.com.