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September 04, 2014 13:24 ET

BookShout's Technologies Create New Sales Channels for Partners

BookShout's New Direct-to-Consumer Technology Makes It Easy for Retailers, Publishers and Authors to Sell Ebooks Directly From Their Site, Gather Data, Build Audience, and Increase Revenue

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - BookShout, founded four years ago and backed by Ingram Content Group and Ambassador Technologies, has unveiled its new site and mobile apps, designed to give partners a viable alternative to traditional retail terms and subscription programs. For the first time, a retailer, author, or publisher now has an easy way to create direct sales channels while building an audience and retaining additional revenue.

BookShout's new distribution model offers partners multiple options for selling ebooks from their own websites using "powered by BookShout" technology. Campaigns may also be set up and accessed via social media, text, direct email and more.

BookShout currently works with more than 2,000 publishing partners including HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Perseus Book Group, Simon & Schuster, Wiley, Workman Publishing, and many more. BookShout's native iOS and Android apps, as well as an HTML5 mobile and web reader ensure ebook accessibility on all the latest devices.

"We believe authors and publishers should control their own future," said Jason Illian, the CEO of BookShout. "Our job is simply to serve them. We do that best by developing the technology that creates new sales channels, builds unique digital promotion and marketing campaigns, and allows partners to develop their audiences." 

"In my opinion, BookShout is on to something big," stated Erik Qualman, the bestselling author of Socialnomics and The Digital Leader. "BookShout's innovative and unique platform solves many of the roadblocks in the traditional retail model."

"BookShout has built transformative technology that will help retailers, authors, and publishers increase revenue and relevance in the rapidly changing industry," said John Ingram, the Chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group. "We are excited to support them and as they explore the possibilities of creating new channels for thousands of our publishing partners."

As the market leader in the bulk ebook and special sales space, BookShout's new tools extend their product offering and capabilities. Partners can now work with Bookshout on (1) developing new sales channels and implementing direct sales (2) special markets and premium sales ebook distribution, (3) bundling opportunities and (4) creative promotion and marketing campaigns.

About BookShout! 

BookShout! is a direct-to-consumer ebook platform focused on creating new sales channels and powering ebook sales from nearly any website. BookShout! is the market leader in special and bulk sales, creative promotional campaigns, and digital marketing. BookShout! is accessible on all the latest devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD/HD+ or the web. For more information, please visit www.bookshout.com.

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