San Mateo, CA, and Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
NetRead Software and Services, LLC, a solutions-provider to the book industry, announced an extension of its partnership with Harlequin, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women. Per the terms of the agreement, NetRead will distribute the digital cover images for Harlequin through its product JacketCaster. NetRead has disseminated Harlequin’s print and ebook metadata for several years.
“We're proud to expand our agreement with Harlequin. We see them as a leader in the publishing industry and they have a significant position in digital sales,” said Greg Aden, CEO of NetRead Software and Services, LLC. “We’re pleased that they’ve turned to our content delivery system with this essential asset.”
NetRead has been an integral part of the publishing process since 2000, when it launched JacketCaster to address the newly created ONIX standard. Images can be distributed as a data element of the ONIX record, but many booksellers prefer receipt of the actual digital images as a separate file and NetRead has always hosted and delivered this asset. NetRead supports this process through a multitude of distribution protocols and it bulletproofs the process through a proprietary approach that guarantees the result.
Harlequin has built upon its strength as a publisher of great reading entertainment for women by progressively expanding the range of its content to include commercial literary fiction, young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as romance, and is available to readers wherever, whenever and however women want to shop.
NetRead is a leader in innovative book-marketing tools. NetRead's JacketCaster defines the Long Tail in publishing, saves publishers time, and increases online book sales. Its EbookCaster product puts ebook management and delivery in the hands of the publisher rather than the wholesaler or aggregator. Privately-held, NetRead is based in San Mateo, California.
Harlequin (http://www.Harlequin.com) is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company publishes more than 125 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation (http://www.torstar.com), a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's website is located at http://www.Harlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit http://www.Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter @HarlequinBooks.