Open Road Integrated Media Partners with Bedford Square Books
(Press Release) New York, NY June 29th 2011— Open Road Integrated Media Inc., a digital publisher and multimedia content company, and Bedford Square Books, the new book publishing venture started by the Ed Victor Literary Agency in London, announced today a new digital publishing partnership to bring Bedford Square Books titles to North America as ebooks and print on demand volumes. The announcement was made by Open Road Cofounder and CEO Jane Friedman and Ed Victor, founder and Chairman of Bedford Square Books LLP.
Bedford Square Books was recently launched in the U.K. to digitally publish a wide range of out-of-print backlist titles written by clients of the Ed Victor Literary Agency. Open Road will digitally publish, market, and distribute Bedford Square titles in North America, including "Good Times, Bad Times" by Sir Harold Evans and "Tales for the Telling" by Edna O'Brien.
The partnership furthers the successful relationship between Open Road and the Ed Victor Ltd agency. As part of its Author Brand Program, Open Road digitally publishes and markets 10 of Dame Iris Murdoch's books, Josephine Hart's "Damage" and "Sin," and 27 Jack Higgins titles, including"The Eagle Has Landed" and "A Season in Hell," which recently appeared at #12 on Amazon.com's bestseller list.
Friedman said: "Working with Bedford Square Books to digitally publish their titles elucidates Open Road's commitment to bring backlist books back to the future. We are looking forward to continuing our unique relationship with Ed Victor."
Victor said: "Open Road Media is the perfect partner for the Bedford Square Books list in North America."
Open Road will produce marketing videos about select Bedford Square Books authors. These videos, along with other curated and originally produced marketing materials, will be distributed though Open Road's online platform and syndicated to online content partners.
About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Jack Higgins, and Virginia Hamilton, and has launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman. As part of Open Road's commitment to bring books to all screens, several book-to-film adaptations, including William Styron's "Lie Down in Darkness" and Mary Glickman's "Home in the Morning," are in development.