Premier Digital Publishing Releases Exclusive Music-inspired eBooks for Sony Reader™ Store

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The eBooklets Piano Man and The Stranger take an initimate look at the musical legacy of Billy Joel.

Premier Digital Publishing, in partnership with Sony Reader Store and Sony Music Legacy Recordings, has today released a unique digital homage to Billy Joel’s history and the digital answer to print liner notes. Now, music lovers can download these “eBooklets”, which each contain two full tracks and the liner notes from Billy Joel’s classic Sony Music 2 CD Legacy Editions.

In the “Piano Man” music fans get an intimate glimpse into Billy’s beginnings as an artist and, in “The Stranger,” at his development as a musical tour de force. With a myriad of album photos, private photos of the artist and other performers—these digital samplings of music and history allow readers to be privy to an in-depth collection of stories surrounding these multi-platinum albums.

Piano Man (ISBN: 978-1-62467-102-9) and The Stranger (ISBN: 978-1-62467-110-4) are available now from Premier Digital Publishing and the Sony Reader Store for $2.99.

“Working with the incredible team and music visionaries at Sony Music Entertainment Legacy Recordings has been an honor and a privilege, and we are very pleased to bring the first of these music eBooklets to market with our partner Sony Reader Store,” said Thomas Ellsworth, CEO of Premier Digital Publishing. “These eBooklets are unique in both their content and cross-merchandising possibilities and we are excited to release more titles from groundbreaking Sony Music artists over the coming months.”

About Sony Music:

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Website: http://www.sonymusic.com/

About Sony Reader Store:

Reader Store helps book lovers discover their next story, from sweep-you-off-your feet romances to hard-boiled blockbusters, on Reader from Sony, or compatible PC, Mac®, iOS and Android devices. Read anywhere at any time with thousands of eBooks and periodicals. For more information please visit readerstore.sony.com.

About Sony Music Entertainment:

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street/Reunion Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

About Legacy Recordings:

The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy's original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Records (including Philadelphia International Records) and associated CBS labels. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for the preservation and ongoing availability of recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including American, Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others.

About Premier Digital Publishing:

Los Angeles-based Premier Digital Publishing is a leading independent digital publisher and innovator in eBooks, enhanced eBooks and interactive content. Led by a team of digital media pioneers, the company ranks among the top suppliers of quality eBook entertainment to the industry’s most prominent tablet reader distributors and top-tier retailers.

Website: http://www.premierdigitalpublishing.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdigitalpub
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Premier.Digital.Publishing

For further information, please contact:
Julie Morales, Director of Marketing
Premier Digital Publishing
Los Angeles: (424) 259-2240    
julie(at)premierdigitalpublishing(dot)com

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