SOURCE: Impelsys


May 04, 2011 09:45 ET

Lerner Interactive Books™, Powered by Impelsys Platform, Wins BESSIE Award for Best Literacy Website in Early Elementary Education Category

Lerner Publishing Group Recognized in 17th Annual BESSIE Awards for Interactive Site That Provides Educators With the Technology to Foster Educational Excellence

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, today announced that the Lerner Interactive Books™ Website it developed for its partner, Lerner Publishing Group, was named Best Literacy Website in the Early Elementary category of The ComputED Gazette's 17th Annual BESSIE Awards.

The award-winning site, Lerner Interactive Books, was introduced in 2010 by Lerner Digital™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. The site leverages Impelsys' iPublishCentral platform and continues to be supported by Impelsys, and is populated with eBooks that were digitized by Impelsys to create a rich user experience. For a free trial of Lerner Interactive Books, go to

The BESSIE Awards are presented by The ComputED Gazette, one of the premier computer education resources in California. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and Websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.

Lerner Interactive Books was developed for struggling readers and offers a highly engaging online reading alternative for K-5 students, helping to ignite enthusiasm for reading and improving key literacy skills while gaining core curriculum content knowledge. With key features such as dual audio speeds and an interactive glossary, Lerner Interactive Books give students control of the reading experience and their personal success.

"The transition from print to digital has been a significant milestone for our organization and winning a BESSIE Award is proof that Lerner Interactive Books is a highly engaging, online reading alternative for students," said Adam Lerner, President and Publisher of Lerner Publishing Group. "Impelsys helped us create a reliable and seamless delivery of our digital content to our customers and we couldn't be more pleased with the result."

About Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation's largest independent children's book publishers with eleven imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications, Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab™, Millbrook Press, Twenty-First Century Books, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, LernerClassroom, and Kar-Ben Publishing. In 2010 Lerner Publishing Group also launched Lerner Digital™ alongside its growing catalog of nonfiction and fiction books, ensuring that schools and libraries have access to the highest quality content to serve the evolving needs of teachers and learners in the 21st century. For more information, visit or call 800-328-4929.

About Impelsys
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered technologies such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys' passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client's electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish and Houghton Mifflin. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit

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