Le French Book and Global Eagle Entertainment Provide Renowned Full-length eBooks for Inflight Entertainment

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Mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book has signed a deal with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), a worldwide leading provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, to make its ebooks available on airplanes. Le French Book is one of the first publishers to provide full-length ebooks for inflight entertainment.

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GEE, which has developed the airline market’s leading inflight digital publications reader, eReader, has signed an agreement to sell Le French Book’s range of mystery and thriller novels to airline companies around the world. GEE currently serves over 150 airline companies internationally.

For mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, airline passengers are an ideal audience, particularly when the stories have international settings and authors. According to the 2014 digEcor Passenger Survey Report, reading is one of the most popular forms of inflight entertainment, with inflight reading ranking third, after sleeping and watching videos, for flights lasting longer than eight hours.

“I’ve been wanting to get our titles in airplanes ever since we started publishing our translated mysteries and thrillers from France,” says founder and president Anne Trager, “so we are very excited to sign with GEE. Travelers today expect a wider range of entertainment options when they fly, and technological advances today make it possible to provide access to full-length books. It would be hard not to be excited about a potential passenger reach of nearly two million ‘captive’ readers. This deal is a perfect fit with our goal of getting our translated commercial fiction into the hands of more readers. ”

“We’re delighted to provide our airline customers with popular full-length books from Le French Book,” added Alexis Steinman, SVP of Software Development and Products at GEE. “These titles are a great addition to our extensive catalog of regional and international inflight digital publications.”

For Le French Book, it is key to offer full-length books. What could be more frustrating than only getting an excerpt and not being able to get the rest of the book until the final destination? As Trager says, “Our goal is to entertain readers, so the focus is on giving them access to the books wherever they are and wherever they are going.”

About Le French Book
Le French Book (http://www.lefrenchbook.com) is a New York-based publisher that brings France's best crime fiction, thrillers, novels, and short stories to new readers across the English-speaking world. Its motto is: If we love it, well translate it.

About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, GEE provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, GEE delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at http://www.globaleagleent.com

GEE Contact: Kevin Trosian, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations,
+1 310-740-8624
investor.relations(at)globaleagleent(dot)com
pr(at)globaleagleent(dot)com

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