New York – October 23, 2012 –Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, is powering the innovative new Bowker "Book as an Android App," with its award-winning iPublishCentral software platform.
"Book as an Android App" allows authors and small publishers to use Bowker's popular www.myidentifiers.com to create Android-compatible eBook apps from any PDF or ePub document, opening new sales channels such as Google Play and the Amazon App Store.
"We've partnered with Bowker to make available to their customers a simple option for creating their own eBook app, which helps authors and small publishers better market their titles to potential readers," said Sameer Shariff, founder and CEO of Impelsys. "In today's new market for book sales, it's crucial to have a digital strategy in place for how you will get your book electronically published, discovered and purchased by readers. The Bowker Book as an Android App showcases the flexibility of iPublishCentral for integration with existing solutions such as Bowker's MyIdentifiers site."
"At Bowker, we are delighted to take another important step forward in our continuous effort to make it easier for publishers to connect with buyers in a shifting marketplace," said Beat Barblan, Director, Identifier Services at Bowker. "Simplifying the path to the creation of eBooks is an absolutely essential need among small and self-publishers. Impelsys played a critical role in helping us address thisneed."
Bowker Identifier Services provides authors and small publishers with the resources that enable customers to find and purchase their books. After an author has written a book, www.myidentifiers.com provides the path to publish – through the assignment of ISBNs and barcodes – and sell the title through enhanced discovery.
iPublishCentral is a comprehensive platform that allows publishers to warehouse, deliver, distribute, market and sell their eBooks without making significant capital or engineering resource investments on their own. For more information, please go to www.ipublishcentral.com.
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey with additional operations in England and Australia.
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered products such as iPublishCentral help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys' passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client's electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, Elsevier Science, F&W Media, Wolters Kluwer, Thieme Publishers, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish, Houghton Mifflin, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sesame Street, Lerner Education and Hong Kong University Press. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe, Middle East and India. For more information, please visit www.impelsys.com / www.ipublishcentral.com