SOURCE: The Harvard Common Press

The Harvard Common Press, The Joy of Pregnancy

October 14, 2009 12:33 ET

The Harvard Common Press and The Baby CD Team Up to Offer Free Award-Winning Digital Book on Pregnancy, Powered by Zinio, to Expectant Parents

Industry-Expert Leaders in Parenting Content Give Away Digital Version of "The Joy of Pregnancy"

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Two leading providers of pregnancy and nursing information today announced that they are partnering to give away free digital copies of the award-winning guide to pregnancy and childbirth, "The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-To-Be," by Tori Kropp, R.N., for a limited time. The Harvard Common Press, the country's premier independent publisher of high-quality pregnancy and parenting books, and The Baby CD, a digital leader in pregnancy education, are offering the free digital book on Zinio.com/thejoyofpregnancy.

"We at The Harvard Common Press believe that expectant mothers should have the best resources available to them -- on demand -- to ensure a safe and happy pregnancy," says The Harvard Common Press President and Publisher, Bruce Shaw. "For this reason, we've collaborated with The Baby CD to share 'The Joy of Pregnancy' as a free digital book, as it is one of the most comprehensive pregnancy titles available to expectant mothers, from which they now can read and retrieve the information immediately."

Tim Kelley, CEO and President of The Baby CD, agrees, "The Baby CD is dedicated to using innovation to place the most accurate pregnancy information into the hands of expectant parents -- whenever, wherever and in whatever format they need it," he says. "As a company at the forefront of information technology, we believe that the digital version of 'The Joy of Pregnancy' is an immensely valuable resource, as it enables readers to search, save and share their favorite content in real time. We are proud to join The Harvard Common Press in offering a digital book, free for parents-to-be to enjoy on Zinio."

The digital version of "The Joy of Pregnancy," which contains identical content to the print edition, is written for the contemporary expectant mom who feels overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy information available. As a perinatal nurse with more than 20 years' experience working directly with pregnant women, author Kropp is familiar with the questions that concern women during pregnancy. The digital book informs readers about what is happening during pregnancy, as well as encourages them to remain calm and to enjoy this special time in their lives. Kropp's reassuring, medically sound voice is welcomed by pregnant moms around the world, who now can bookmark, highlight and engage with key excerpts in a meaningful way to the parenting process.

"The Joy of Pregnancy" received The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval in 2008, as well as a Gold recipient of the 2009 Mom's Choice Awards in the Pregnancy & Childbirth category. Also, the book was designated as a "Best Consumer Health 2008" title by Library Journal. To get a free digital copy of "The Joy of Pregnancy," visit zinio.com/thejoyofpregnancy.

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