Open Road Media and Place Des Éditeurs Form International Digital Publishing Partnership

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Open Road Will Publish and Market English-Language Ebook Editions of a Selection of Place Des Éditeurs Titles in North America

Agreement Furthers Open Road's International Publishing Partner Program

Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, and Place Des Éditeurs, a major player in the French publishing market, have formed an international digital publishing partnership. Open Road will digitize, distribute, and market English-language editions of titles from Place Des Éditeurs' catalog in North America.

Tina Pohlman, Publisher at Open Road, said: "Place Des Éditeurs has a tremendous catalog filled with wonderful voices, and we look forward to working with them to introduce their ebooks to new readers."

Jean Arcache, Publisher and CEO of  Place Des Éditeurs, said : "Our authors are top-10 bestsellers in their genres. To make them available in digital format for North American readers in 2013 is a great opportunity to expand their reach. Open Road's marketing know-how along with the co-branding of our digital division Publishers Square will help drive success in the world's largest, maturest and strongest device-based market."

Place Des Éditeurs joins Open Road's International Publishing Partners Program, which also includes Mondadori and Barcelona eBooks.

Open Road will digitally market all of the titles in the partnership. They will create original marketing videos that will be distributed through its online platform and syndicated to content partners.

About Place Des Éditeurs

The Place Des Éditeurs publishing group covers all genres: fiction, nonfiction, illustrated books, and practical guides for adults and children. The publishing companies in the Place Des Éditeurs group are Acropole, Belfond, En voyage éditions, Hemma, Hors Collection, Langue au chat, Le pré aux clercs, Lonely Planet, Omnibus, Presses de la cité, and Solar Editions. They are all market leaders in France. While each company is managed as a single  business unit, they share such common goals as innovation, digital experience, and sustainable publishing.

About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, and James Jones.

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