MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release


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:

The titles will be available online until 6 April 2012.