Zinio for Libraries Surpasses 4,000,000 Circulations and 300,000 Patrons Worldwide

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Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio for Libraries from RBdigital has achieved tremendous success since its launch in October 2012.

Zinio for Libraries, an online digital magazine service offered through RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), has topped 4,000,000 circulations and 300,000 patrons worldwide. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio for Libraries from RBdigital has achieved tremendous success since its launch in October 2012.

“Our patron response to Zinio for Libraries has been fantastic! Zinio has been our most popular and fastest adapted e-product that we’ve offered to date. Patron comments run along the line of: ‘Fabulous! Best new service from the library yet!’” said Michael Nitz, Materials Management Supervisor, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI. This sentiment has been echoed by the more than 1400 libraries worldwide that have added Zinio to their offerings and is supported by the incredible patron adoption rate. Every minute a new patron is added and thirteen magazines are checked out.

Zinio offers patrons multi-user access to hundreds of complete digital magazines, which can be viewed online and on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, and includes full-color pictures, intuitive navigation, keyword article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Newsweek, Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, O, The Oprah Magazine and Readers Digest are just a few of the popular titles available through Zinio for Libraries.

“Recorded Books is thrilled that we’ve been able to provide a product that extends the reach of libraries,” said Matt Walker, Recorded Books, Vice President. “Zinio is a fantastic product and market leader in online cover-to-cover digital magazines. The popularity and success of this electronic resource is helping our library customers expand their patron base, which is one of the key goals of our corporate mission laid out by Rich Freese, Recorded Books’ President and CEO.”

Recorded Books is a leading provider of library services around the world and the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks. For more information about Zinio for Libraries, please visit http://www.recordedbooks.com, email Recorded Books at zinio(at)recordedbooks(dot)com or call 1-877-828-2833.

About Recorded Books
Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults, and soon to feature eBooks. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.

About Haights Cross Communications
Haights Cross Communications encompasses several top imprints that meet the diverse needs of every classroom and school and public library. Triumph Learning is the leading publisher of standards-aligned, K–12 instructional materials and proven curriculum solutions—serving 21st-century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts. Recorded Books delivers the highest quality recordings of unabridged literature, college lectures, language-learning courses, digital magazines, and much more.

About Zinio
Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. This enables readers to purchase content once to be read on any screen. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio’s e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, visit http://www.zinio.com.

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