SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 25, 2013 – Digital publishing start ups and multimedia companies are increasingly choosing INscribe Digital as their e-book distribution and marketing partner. As these innovative companies develop new business models and audiences, they’ve found that the two and a half year-old e-book distributor has the right mix of market smarts and technical flexibility to maximize sales of their genre and literary fiction, educational and/or general nonfiction titles.
“We are seeing agile new publishing companies targeting niche markets with specialized content and hybrid literary forms,” said Anne Kubek, Executive Vice President/General Manager at INscribe Digital. “New marketing opportunities and our highly automated and transparent digital distribution platform allow emerging players to innovate with a lot of control, and they stand out because of it.”
For digital publishing startups like Ink Monster LLC, INscribe Digital offers crucial expertise in reaching target markets. “Three key industry trends drove us to choose INscribe as our distribution partner,” said Christina Bauer, the company’s “Business Monster.” “First, today’s heavy book buyers are increasingly e-readers with a focused area of interest, such as paranormal romance. Second, those buyers discover new books in their favorite area from specialized web properties, such as blogs. And third, buyers like to see publishers who specialize in their interests. INscribe has the industry know-how, retailer relationships, and e-book focus that helps companies like Ink Monster succeed. We’re excited to work with them.”
For integrated media companies expanding into ebooks, such as Tertia, INscribe offers e-book expertise as well as deep technical understanding of digital formats, reading devices and distribution channels. “INscribe Digital’s strong U.S. and global retailer relationships, along with their parent company’s decade of experience in music distribution, gives us confidence in their ability to handle the challenges of the rapidly evolving digital marketplace and a wide variety of formats and devices,” said Michael Novak, CEO of Tertia, and former Chairman of Cogswell Polytechnic College, the leading digital media college in Silicon Valley.
Digital publishing startups recently signed by INscribe Digital include:
Barbican Press: a digital publisher based in London, England specializing in literary fiction by writers with Ph.Ds in creative writing, including drama and literary science fiction titles.
Dunlap & Dunlap: a Richmond, Texas-based digital publisher, specializing in children’s books focused on the issues of bullying and character development.
Ink Monster: a digital publisher based in Newton, Massachusetts, specializing in new adult romance books about girls who kick ass, in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy.
Script Lit eBooks: a Seattle, Washington-based publisher of e-book novellas adapted from Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.
Take Pride Learning: a multimedia education company based in San Diego, California, specializing in global early childhood education and focusing on language, literacy, science, technology, and environmental conservation.
Established Multimedia Companies Recently Signed by INscribe Digital Include:
Tertia: an integrated media company based in Burlingame, California, that will launch with 50 e-book and text-enhanced audio dramas targeting the global English as a Second Language market of 2 billion people. The company’s technology integrates real-voice audio to display with the text of the title, in a way that has been shown to double literacy rates.
Universal Music Group: Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company.
Sonic Audio Publishing: a Queensland, Australia-based publisher and distributor of audiobooks now expanding into e-books in the self-help genre.
About INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital has distributed nearly 23,000 titles to U.S. and global e-book retailers in two and a half years. Our e-publishing partners include major adult and children’s book publishers, university presses, independent digital publishers, and multimedia companies, as well as literary agents and independent authors. Our titles range from genre and literary fiction to educational books, Christian, Spanish Language, regional interest, and many other nonfiction categories.
INscribe Digital’s next-generation content distribution platform provides maximum transparency in distribution and sales reporting. Our strong retailer relationships also enable us to deliver customized marketing and sales solutions for our diverse clients and a range of eReading devices. Our seasoned team of book industry professionals, together with our parent company, Isolation Network, leverages a decade of experience in delivering music and other digital media assets to leading retailers worldwide. Working closely with the engineers who make up almost half of our staff, INscribe Digital offers flexible and scalable solutions for eBook production, conversion, marketing and distribution. For more information, visit www.INscribeDigital.com