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January 13, 2015 10:29 ET

BookShout Adds Key Sales People and Bulk Distribution of Print Books to Its Market-Leading Services

Market Leader in Digital Bulk Sales Creates One-Stop Shop for Publishers, Authors and Partners Looking to Create New Sales Channels, Build Audience, Gather Data, and More

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 13, 2015) - At Digital Book World, which opens today, BookShout announced it has created a one-stop shop for bulk distribution of books, adding well-respected industry salespeople, print books, and new technology to its ebook services. BookShout is the market leader in special and bulk ebook sales to corporations and organizations and has a long list of corporate partners and brands, including Google, Marriott, and Facebook.

Tim Murray, formerly of Simon & Schuster, is the new VP of Sales and will be heading up corporate sponsorships, new channels, and sales opportunities. Timothy Cheng, formerly of Perseus Book Group, is joining him as the Director of Sales. Both will be working alongside Libby Jordan, VP of Marketing and Business Development, formerly of HarperCollins and most recently strategic advisor to a handful of content companies including Open Road Media. The team is based in New York City.

BookShout's innovative technology will work hand-in-hand with Ingram Content Group's drop-ship distribution services, allowing publishers, authors, and corporations to efficiently -- and effectively -- reach the largest target audience, while maintaining brand identity and maximizing reader engagement. Partners will now enjoy one-stop-shopping for all their bulk distribution needs whether they are buying print, digital, or any combination. No other company has the technology to service partners in a myriad of ways with various formats and add-ons.

John Ingram, the CEO of Ingram Content Group, expressed enthusiasm in combining Ingram's drop-ship capabilities with BookShout's innovative ebook services, further noting, "BookShout understands that brands and corporations need book services that are easy to use and implement. Our partnership gives authors, publishers, and organizations the best of both worlds."

BookShout works with more than 4,500 publishing partners including many of the world's largest publishers. BookShout's native iOS and Android apps, HTML5 mobile and web readers, branded and white-labeled redemption pages, and creative new sales channels ensure ebook accessibility on all the latest devices.

Jason Illian, BookShout's CEO and founder, said of the new program, "We are honored to work with Ingram, numerous top publishers, and bestselling and up-and-coming authors. We believe our technology can help all parties create new sales channels while building audience and generating more revenue."

Publishers, authors, and organizations interested in learning more should contact Tim Murray, VP of Sales, at tim@bookshout.com or Libby Jordan, VP of Marketing and Business Development, at libby@bookshout.com.

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