Vook Acquires a Deteriorating Byliner for Its First Publishing Imprint
Dear Byliner Authors & Partners,
Today we are announcing that Vook has acquired Byliner. We wanted to share the good news with you first before issuing a press release. As the CEO of Vook, I also wanted to explain what the acquisition means for the future of Byliner and Vook.
Vook was founded in 2009 on the cusp of a digital revolution in book publishing.
Since then, ebooks have become a significant and permanent fixture of the marketplace. All digital revolutions are characterized by the speed and rapacity by which they upend analog models, and ebooks are no exception. As this happens, traditional structures get reorganized - in this case the structure between author, publisher, and reader - and opportunities emerge for new business models, services, and most importantly, creative endeavors.
Vook's publishing platform powers the world's leading media companies and brands including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, and Thought Catalog. We create and distribute beautiful ebooks to Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo, and Blio across 192 territories worldwide. Tracking 4 million+ books and billions of data points in the marketplace, our analytics power the marketing of the world's largest publishers and media companies. We use this data to make informed decisions that drive real results for our publishing partners - pricing their books, getting them into Amazon's Top 100 Lists, and getting them to show up in more search results.
Acquiring Byliner is our first step towards taking everything we've learned from powering large brands' publishing programs, and using it to directly empower authors to publish faster, market smarter, and keep more creative and financial control of their work.
Byliner has established a boutique literary brand that stands out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. As Vook's first in-house imprint, Byliner will continue to acquire and publish short-fiction and non-fiction by award-winning authors. Byliner authors will soon get access to Vook's new set of tools and services, expanding distribution and marketing opportunities for their titles.