Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Simon & Schuster, Inc. Taps LibreDigital For Digital Distribution Solution

AUSTIN, Texas & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., and Simon & Schuster, Inc., today announced that Simon & Schuster has selected the LibreDigital Warehouse solution for digital distribution of its content. Using LibreDigitals solution, Simon & Schusters digital warehouse will serve as the central source for all book content, supporting e-commerce including the distribution of eBooks and downloadable audio, book search programs for both SimonSays.com and external search partners, and digital marketing initiatives.

Safe and secure access to our books and the distribution of content and assets is a cornerstone of publishing in the digital age, said Ellie Hirschhorn, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Our new digital warehouse will afford us the flexibility to syndicate our content to meet the needs of a wide variety of partners, from social networks to portals to retail sites. Our work with LibreDigital will make discovering our books easier and more convenient for readers.

Simon & Schuster will work with LibreDigital to syndicate its content across the web to external sites and on emerging digital media platforms, and at SimonSays.com, where the company also provides readers with live author events and interviews, reading groups and book clubs, bulletin boards, email updates, and access to its portfolio of works.

Simon & Schuster understands that the world of digital books is here to stay, said Craig Miller, Vice President and General Manager of LibreDigital. Working with LibreDigital to bring its library of content online will ensure that its list of popular and award-winning books will be readily accessible to readers.

LibreDigital solutions are used by many of the worlds top publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Harlequin, Bloomsbury and Hachette USA. The companys offerings feature the LibreDigital Internet Digital Warehouse solution, which allows publishers to deliver searchable book content in a variety of digital formats while protecting control of content and copyrights.

About Simon & Schuster:

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonsays.com.

About LibreDigital

LibreDigital develops technologies to enable book publishers to captivate readers across new print, online and mobile platforms, including the iPhone. The LibreDigital Internet Digital Warehouse for controlled Internet distribution and display of book content, eBooks and Audio Books is the platform-of-choice for the worlds top book publishers. LibreDigital is a division of NewsStand, a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in New York City, Germany and the United Kingdom. Investors include Adams Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, the New York Times Company and HarperCollins Publishers. Find out more at www.libredigital.com.

LibreDigital and NewsStand are trademarks of NewsStand, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. via businesswire

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