Media Release: EBOOK SERVICES SIGNS KARNAC BOOKS

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EBOOK SERVICES SIGNS KARNAC BOOKS

London, UK (6 July 2012) – Ebook Services, leading provider of digital sales and marketing services for book publishers, has signed Karnac Books, specialist publisher of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy titles.

Karnac Books has selected Ebook Services’ Digital Comps system to manage its review and inspection copy distribution requirements.

Ebook Services’ Digital Comps system continues to gain momentum attracting an increasing number of publishers from the academic and specialist sectors.

The Digital Comps system enables publishers to easily market and distribute their titles in digital form. The end user receives a voucher code and uses the code to access their DRM protected ebook in a bookshelf branded with the publisher’s own look, colour scheme and logo providing the publisher with complete ownership and management of the system and its customers.

The system provides an administrative portal for the publisher to manage voucher code distribution to existing and potential customers through promotions or to handle requests from potential customers and reviewers.

Constance Govindin, Publicity and Digital Content Manager for Karnac Books said, ‘All publishers know how tricky it is to get good reviews, and most of the time, sending review copies of new titles spontaneously is not really cost-effective: production cost + postage + no guarantee to get any review or ever see our book again.

‘Thanks to Digital Comps, we can now keep control of the process in terms of DRM, in terms of costs, in terms of timescale. Digital Comps is a very user-friendly interface, easy to use by publishers and reviewers alike. This is definitely the way to go in the future.’

Ebook Services’ President, Suzanne Cole said, ‘The beauty of Digital Comps is the adaptability of the system for publishers across diverse fields.

‘We hope that people will take this opportunity to become familiar with the system by picking up Karnac Books’ generous offer of access to an exciting new release for a limited time.’

To trial the Digital Comps system and preview Karnac Books’ new release, Honor’s Shadow, the first compelling and haunting psychological thriller by psychiatrist and therapist, Dr Honor Sinclair, go to:

http://karnacbooks.digitalcomps.eb20.com/Redeem/RedeemLogin?voucherCode=mfcibTkxBUiobIJVvu0khw&voucherType=ViralVoucher

The title will be available online until 5 August 2012.

It’s easy to explore and request other Karnac Books titles for review in electronic form. Simply go to: http://karnacbooks.ereviews.eb20.com/.

For trade and press inquiries, please contact Veruschka Selbach, Director of Sales & Marketing: +44 203 402 5232 or veruschka.selbach@ebooks.com.

Media Release: EBOOK SERVICES RELEASES NEW SYSTEM ENABLING PUBLISHERS TO RETAIL THEIR OWN EBOOKS

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 EBOOK SERVICES RELEASES NEW SYSTEM ENABLING PUBLISHERS TO RETAIL THEIR OWN EBOOKS

London, UK (20 March 2012) – Ebook Services, a leading provider of digital sales and marketing services for book publishers, announced today the release of Ebook Engine, a new system enabling publishers to sell electronic books from their own websites.

Ebook Engine is a low-cost, elegant solution that enables publishers to offer electronic retail, rental and promotional options, all without visitors leaving their websites.

With an existing web presence and shopping cart function, any publisher can offer electronic sales directly alongside their print publications, with no upfront costs or annual fees.

The system can also be tailored to offer rental access and giveaways.

Ebook Engine enhances a publisher’s distribution strategy at higher margins than existing retail partners for electronic product.

President of Ebook Services, Suzanne Cole said, ‘Ebook Engine has been in the pipeline for a long time now, so this is personally very satisfying for me.

‘Ebook Engine is highly adaptable to each publisher’s own plans and strategies. Every publisher we speak to has a new and ingenious way that the Ebook Engine functionality can help them to increase revenues.

‘Ebook Engine builds on our tailored offerings to publishers for direct distribution and promotion of their ebooks.’

Media Release – Ebook Services Signs Orca Book Publishers

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EBOOK SERVICES SIGNS ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERS

London, UK (12 March 2012) – Ebook Services, leading provider of digital sales and marketing services for book publishers, has signed independent, award‐winning Canadian children’s book publisher, Orca Book Publishers.

Orca Book Publishers has selected Ebook Services’ Digital Comps system to manage its review and inspection copy distribution requirements.

Ebook Services’ Digital Comps system continues to gain momentum attracting an increasing number of publishers.

The Digital Comps system enables publishers to easily market and distribute their titles in digital form. The end user receives a voucher code and uses the code to access their DRM protected ebook in a bookshelf branded with the publisher’s own look, colour scheme and logo providing the publisher with complete ownership and management of the system and its customers.

The system provides an administrative portal for the publisher to manage voucher code distribution to existing and potential customers through promotions or to handle requests from potential customers and reviewers.

Ebook Services’ President, Suzanne Cole said, ‘We are delighted to see the various tailored uses of our Digital Comps system as more publishers join our community and Orca Book Publishers is using the system to its fullest extent as a targeted promotional tool.

‘We hope that people will take this opportunity to become familiar with the system by picking up Orca Book Publishers’ generous offer of access to two excellent new releases for a limited time.’

Melanie Jeffs, Orca Book Pubishers’ Director of Digital Products said, ‘What appeals to me most about the Digital Comps system is the ability to track and interact with users.

‘Publishers can provide a user with content that suits their particular niche as a reviewer and see the effectiveness of providing digital comps through links to reviews – all of this done through a single portal. The potential here is exciting.’

To trial the Digital Comps system and preview Orca Book Publishers’ new releases, an epic tale for young readers, Catla and the Vikings, or a gripping short novel for adults, Something Noble:

http://orcabook.digitalcomps.eb20.com/Redeem/RedeemLogin?voucherCode=NCEWd9kuEEyGcoXbSs8Hw&voucherType=ViralVoucher

The titles will be available online until 6 April 2012.

Spotlight on CSIRO Publishing and Ebook Collections

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO PUBLISHING is a business unit within CSIRO, publishing books and journals in a wide range of scientific disciples including environmental management, plants and animals.

“Working with Ebooks Services has allowed us to explore the ebooks market and learn some valuable lessons using existing technology and expertise. Their systems are simple and intuitive for administrators and end users. Partnering in this rapidly changing market minimised our risk and so far the results have been positive for all involved.”

— Jennifer Griggs, CSIRO PUBLISHING

CSIRO Publishing uses Ebook Collections as the platform for its library product. The publisher creates annual collections by collating frontlist and backlist titles, which are then sold to libraries on a perpetual access basis.

Initially CSIRO Publishing saw the need for an electronic book product to complement existing relationships with libraries that purchase its journals.

Building a bespoke platform is costly and time-consuming. CSIRO Publishing identified Ebook Services’ Ebook Collections as a means of launching a product quickly with no investment in infrastructure required. The implementation process was simple; CSIRO Publishing titles were already on Ebooks Corporations’ system so all CSIRO Publishing had to do was set up their collections through Ebook Services and start offering them to libraries. This allowed CSIRO Publishng to focus on promoting collections rather than the back end development and administration of a new system.

The initial ease of implementation has been maintained with the system proving to be flexible, straightforward, intuitive and easy to use. Staff training is minimal and Ebook Services is always on hand to assist with issues. Ebook Services is willing to adapt the system to the needs of the publisher as well as librarians, taking feedback on board, trouble-shooting and implementing developments to the system in a seamless manner.

Moreover there were no major changes to CSIRO Publishing’s internal systems and processes in order to accommodate the platform. The system is now very much part of the process, a tool of the business. Most of CSIRO Publishing staff’s time is spent creating new collections at the beginning of the year followed by time spent setting up new customers and administering trials.

Creating ebook collections has established a new product line and a brand new revenue stream that is growing year on year. Because it required only a small investment of time to set up, and no up front financial investment, the profitability is maximised for each sale. The system has allowed exploration and learning in the field of selling ebooks without the resource drain. The ebook market is still shaking out but CSIRO Publishing is at the forefront of experimentation in the field.

There has been no negative feedback from customers. Overall, customers convey a very positive experience and they are especially happy with the availability of COUNTER compliant usage statistics coming from CSIRO Publishing collections.

CSIRO Publishing is supported by the staff of Ebook Services and the publisher has learned a lot by having a platform that allowed experimentation in the ebooks space without tying up internal resources. Management is very happy with the platform and plans to use it to develop pre-purchase frontlist collection products in future. CSIRO Publishing particularly likes that the system is constantly being developed to suit its customers’ changing needs. The relationship between CSIRO Publishing and Ebooks Services has developed into a partnership, directly advancing the functionality of the system for CSIRO Publishing.

Publishers Weekly on Digital Comps

Gabe Habash at Publishers Weekly on our Digital Comps service… “A year and a half ago, Ebooks Services, a major provider of digital sales and marketing services for book publishers, took their existing voucher code service and gave it a face-lift. Today, that same service, known as Digital Comps, has transformed into a seamlessly integrated portal for end users to place requests and redeem promotional vouchers.”

Read the full piece here…
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/48431-ebook-services-enters-e-galley-arena-with-digital-comps.html

Focus on Manson Publishing and Digital Comps

‘Ebooks Corporation’s Digital Comps system has revolutionised the way we deal with inspection / exam copy requests. We’re now able to reach a much wider audience of academics around the world, at a fraction of the cost of sending hard copies of our books, virtually instantly and without the worries of physical deliveries going astray. The comps interface is intuitive and easy to use – both for the academics making requests and from our administrative point of view – and the staff at EBC are always responsive and a pleasure to work with. Digital Comps are now an integral part of Manson Publishing’s digital strategy.’

In conversation with Matt De Bono, Sales & Marketing Manager of Manson Publishing…
Read more…

Ebook Services Signs Princeton University Press

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London, UK (29 July 2011) – Ebook Services, leading provider of digital sales and marketing services for book publishers, is delighted to welcome Princeton University Press to its fast-growing fold of clients. Read more…

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