SOURCE: Harvard Common Press

Harvard Common Press

June 23, 2009 10:39 ET

Zinio Launches New Digital-Book Partnership with The Harvard Common Press

Global Digital-Publishing Leader, Zinio, Delivers Immediate Expert Advice to Cooks, Parents

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Zinio, the global leader for digital-publishing products and services, today announced the launch of more than 30 digital-book titles from its newest partner, The Harvard Common Press, the nation's leading independent publisher of high-quality cookbooks and parenting books. Starting today, Zinio will be offering a 20% discount off the retail price on all digital books purchased through www.zinio.com/cookbooks.

"This is a shared milestone, as it is the launch of Zinio's expanded digital bookstore as well as The Harvard Common Press' entry into the digital-publishing space," said Rich Maggiotto, president and CEO, Zinio. "Soon, cooking enthusiasts and parents will be able to enjoy the interactive benefits of digital book-reading, such as easily bookmarking recipes and sharing parenting tips, all while watching experts deliver their advice via video."

"Over the past 33 years, The Harvard Common Press has become the country's premier independent publisher of high-quality cookbooks and parenting books, and I am confident that our readers will embrace the new digital platform," said The Harvard Common Press's president and publisher, Bruce Shaw. "Partnering with Zinio allows us to deliver our latest and most popular books to our loyal readers in a dynamic new format."

Below is a partial listing of The Harvard Common Press's best-selling cookbooks and parenting books, now available on Zinio:

--  25 Essentials: Techniques for Grilling
--  A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies
--  Deviled Eggs
--  Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen
--  Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining
--  The Great Big Burger Book
--  The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook
--  Moving With Kids
--  Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child
--  The Birth Partner
    

Below is a partial listing of the best-known cookbook and parenting authors, now available on Zinio:

--  Cheryl and Bill Jamison (Smoke and Spice)
--  Beth Hensperger (Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for
    Entertaining)
--  Penny Simkin (The Birth Partner)
--  James Villas (Biscuit Bliss)
--  Robert W. Sears, M.D., and James M. Sears, M.D. (Father's First Steps)
    

About Zinio, LLC

Zinio is the global leader for digital-publishing products and services. Zinio provides publishers with new circulation and revenue-growth opportunities through its comprehensive offerings from marketing programs that include customer acquisition, retention and cross-promotion to seamless production services, a robust e-commerce engine and extensive digital delivery, circulation and fulfillment services. Major publishing partners include Alpha Media Group, Bonnier Group, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Hearst, IDG, Mariah Media, Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, McGraw-Hill, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Rogers Publishing Limited, Source Interlink Media, The Economist, Transcontinental and Ziff Davis. Zinio has offices in San Francisco and New York with several franchisees worldwide. For more information, or to purchase any of the digital titles offered by Zinio, please visit www.zinio.com.

About The Harvard Common Press

The Harvard Common Press of Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation's leading independent publisher of high-quality cookbooks and parenting books. The company has earned rave reviews from the media as well as a long list of awards and praise for its books, including two James Beard Foundation Book Awards, multiple awards from IACP (the International Association of Culinary Professionals), a Gourmand World Cookbook Award, accolades from the Mom's Choice Awards for family-friendly media, and many more. For more information, please visit www.harvardcommonpress.com.

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