PublishingOnline.com Acquires Digital Publishing Rights to Epicenter Press Titles

Posted on April 12, 1999

PublishingOnline.com, a publisher of online books, has announced its partnership with Epicenter Press, an affiliated publisher focused on works regarding the Pacific Northwest. With this partnership, PublishingOnline.com acquires the previously unused digital rights to Epicenter's entire catalog of books, and will sell the books to readers via the Internet. h.

Leveraging the current industry buzz regarding e-books, Epicenter Press anticipates several benefits from the partnership with PublishingOnline.com. "We are certain digital sales will stimulate hard copy sales, and enhance our overall distribution reach," says Kent Sturgis, president and publisher of Epicenter Press, Inc. "With the number of online consumers steadily increasing, the Internet provides a previously untapped marketing space for books. We believe PublishingOnline's aggressive marketing approach will take us to the forefront of this exciting new industry, resulting in increased exposure for our authors."

PublishingOnline.com has received rights to republish digital editions of Epicenter Press titles, while Epicenter Press and its authors will earn a percentage of royalties for each copy sold via the PublishingOnline.com website. "This first ever cross-media partnership is a natural development in the evolution of publishing," says Paul Knight, president and publisher of PublishingOnline.com. "Through our partnership, Epicenter Press offers PublishingOnline access to high-quality, best-selling works, while we enable them to reach the global online community."

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