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Albert Whitman & Company Partners with Netgally to Distribute Galleys Digitally
May 23, 2011
ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY PARTNERS WITH NETGALLEY
TO DISTRIBUTE GALLEYS DIGITALLY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle F. Bayuk
Effective immediately, Albert Whitman & Company (Park Ridge, IL) is partnering with NetGalley to deliver galleys and promotional materials digitally.
Albert Whitman will use NetGalley to share secure digital galleys to reviewers, bloggers, media contacts, booksellers, librarians, educators and other professional readers. Readers will be able to view select Albert Whitman titles on computers and a variety of eReader devices.
“We are very excited about our partnership with NetGalley,” John Quattrocchi, President of Albert Whitman & Company said. “NetGalley allows us to reach more opinion-makers earlier and faster than ever before.”
Among the first Albert Whitman & Company titles on NetGalley are two YA novels – Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera and The Poisoned House by Michael Ford – and two early chapter book series launches – Vampire School by Peter Bently & Chris Harrison and Mermaid Mysteries by Katy Kit.
Over 26,500 professional readers and 100 publishers already use NetGalley. Professional readers can register for free at www.netgalley.com, and can request titles from the NetGalley catalog or be invited by the publisher via email to preview titles.
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About Albert Whitman & Company
Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting children and reaching out to children of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest and issue titles address subjects such as disease, social issues, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.
Firebrand Technologies (www.firebrandtech.com) provides steadfast leadership and seamless information flow throughout the publishing process. Firebrand’s Title Management Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post-production, marketing and sales; our Eloquence Metadata Services are the fastest, most accurate and cost-effective way to implement ONIX. With Content Services, publishers manage, store, convert and distribute final book content for discovery and sales. NetGalley delivers digital galleys to professional readers; our Ecommerce Solutions help deliver direct-to-consumer sales and landing pages.