Slicebooks Announces White Label Partnership with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (R&L)

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New store will support R&L’s move from print into digital journal publishing.

Customers create custom ebooks with the Slicebooks Remix app

With Slicebooks we can make our content available whole or by-the-slice. Letting our customers mix and match to customize their own ebooks is a smart new innovation for journal content particularly.” said Jed Lyons, Rowman & Littlefield’s CEO.

Publishing platform Slicebooks has announced a new white label agreement with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, one of the leading independent publishers in the United States. Slicebooks will develop a white label version of its online retail platform Slicebooks Store for Rowman & Littlefield’s journal division.

The Slicebooks publishing platform helps publishers repurpose content and sell direct to both institutions and individual consumers. It features four segments: the Slicebooks Content Management System (CMS); the iTunes-style Slicebooks Store; the newly launched and embeddable Mobile Store App; and a new white label program.

Publishers use the patent-pending CMS to “slice” books, magazines, journals and more to create new fully packaged micro content. They can mix and match slices or whole files, or “remix” any file, to create new custom ebooks. These custom compilations can be instantly published to the Slicebooks Store, the world’s first to let consumers remix their own ebooks.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Rowman & Littlefield to launch a white label store,” said co-founder Jill Tomich. “Rowman & Littlefield’s particular strengths in academic and government publishing, as well as its distribution reach via National Book Network, give us a great opportunity to introduce our platform to a wide variety of markets with just the kind of content needs Slicebooks was designed for.”

Also included in the agreement is a new subscription module for Rowman & Littlefield that will enable users to purchase journal subscriptions. This subscription service will be available direct to individual consumers and will support Rowman & Littlefield’s existing institutional customer base of libraries through agents. The subscription option will be offered alongside all forthcoming, frontlist, and backlist content. Customers will be able to “remix” content from any previous or new issue to create a custom ebook, and are also able to purchase any individual issue or article.

“After deciding to revitalize our journal program in digital format, we reviewed various options for building a new kind of store with renewed functionality for our customer base,” said Jed Lyons, Rowman & Littlefield’s CEO. “We believe the Slicebooks platform offers the most cutting-edge and customizable solution available. With Slicebooks we can make our content available whole or by-the-slice. Letting our customers mix and match to customize their own ebooks is a smart new innovation for journal content particularly.”

About Slicebooks

Slicebooks is a publishing platform that helps publishers repurpose content and build direct sales channels. Slicebooks includes a patent-pending content management system, an iTunes style retail platform and mobile web apps. The Slicebooks development team is led by veterans from such leading technology publishing companies as O’Reilly Media, Pearson, and Manning. For more information, visit http://slicebooks.com

About Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher, headquartered just outside Washington DC, with strengths in academic publishing across the humanities and social sciences, as well as government and official data and educational publishing. Rowman & Littlefield publishes simultaneously in print and ebook editions, with more than 12,000 ebooks now available for all frontlist and an increasing range of backlist titles. Rowman & Littlefield is also one of North America’s largest book distributors via National Book Network (NBN), based out of Pennsylvania, and an international arm (NBNi) based in Plymouth, UK. Headquartered in Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield also maintains offices in New York City, Toronto, London, and Boulder, CO. For more information, visit http://www.rowman.com

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