Axiell and Publit announce today that the company will launch Atingo. Through an innovative technical solution Atingo will radically change the conditions for the lending of e-books.
In the autumn of 2012 Axiell and Publit started a collaboration with the aim of improving the lending process of e-books in libraries. The basis for the cooperation was the realization that publishers and libraries must be able to communicate loan terms directly with each other. Today Axiell and Publit announce the deepening cooperation, by starting the company Atingo.
- "For publishers, libraries are more important than ever, as a reading promotion environment as well as a marketplace. But to make that cooperation between publishers and libraries to work, it requires an independent platform", says Per Helin, CEO of the publishing service Publit, who developed the technology platform that provides the basis for Atingo.
- "Atingo is a big step forward. Libraries need more books and more choice to service their borrowers", says Joel Sommerfeldt, CEO of Axiell, the world's fifth largest company in the sector.
By fundamentally altering the dynamics between publishers and libraries Atingo opens up exciting collaborations.
Axiell Group AB
Axiell develops technically advanced and innovative solutions for libraries, schools, archives and museums in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches in the Nordic countries and in the UK use Axiell's library management systems and Axiell Arena, the tool for the virtual library. The system for archives and museums, CALM, is used by over 400 archives and museums in Europe. More than 3,000 schools use Axiell's systems.
The Axiell Group, which is based in Lund and has more than 200 employees, has five subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the UK. Together, we form the world's fifth largest company in this sector.
Publit Sweden AB
Publit make publishing easy. By using the latest technologies for ebooks and print on demand, Publit remove the cost, risk and complexity of traditional publishing. Anyone can upload their the text and make it available everywhere books are sold.
Publit are proud to be the choice of 300 Swedish publishers, ranging from the smallest indie publishers to the largest houses such as Bonnier, Norstedts, Natur & Kultur and Harlequin.