Sunnyvale, CA – December 9, 2015 – Boopsie, Inc., Zinio and Recorded Books today announced the integration of the Zinio for Libraries app into the Boopsie mobile platform.
Since 2006, libraries have partnered with Boopsie to create customized apps that provide their patrons seamless access to content from every major eContent provider including OneClickdigital, Overdrive and EBSCO. Libraries that leverage the newly announced Zinio for Libraries and Boopsie integration will now offer instant access to the library’s existing online magazine collection. Libraries are able to build their collections from Zinio for Libraries’ 3,000+ titles ranging from popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Newsweek to specialty titles such as Popular Science and Food Network magazines.
“According to data provided by comScore for the month of January 2015, many news magazines receive significantly more visits from mobile devices than from desktops, with some of these magazines selling more digital copies of their publications than print,” says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s Vice President of Sales & Accounts. “It’s clear that users are trending towards mobile access to news and we want libraries to know that we’re here to help them quickly and efficiently respond to these evolving user preferences.”
“Recorded Books [Zinio for Libraries’ exclusive distributor into libraries] pioneered digital magazine access in the public library market, and our Zinio for Libraries digital magazine service leads the industry in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform. Over the last nine years, Boopsie has quickly established itself as the leading mobile platform-as-a-service for libraries, enabling them to provide 24/7 remote library access on users’ devices of choice. Simply put, it’s a perfect match,” said Jim Schmidt, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Recorded Books. “We’re excited to work with Boopsie to provide users with access to even more content when and where they want it.”
“Users expect easy and convenient access to interesting content,” states Nicholas Wehr, Boopsie’s EVP of Technology. “Boopsie’s integration with ZINIO has been exactly this: a great merge of rich content with a quick and intuitive experience.”
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, Zinio leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.
For magazine publishers, ZINIO PRO converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO PRO distribution partners. For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.
The company has delivered more than 500 million digital magazine editions from more than 6,000 titles of 1,300 publishers in 200 countries to more than 10 million customers. Headquartered in New York City, the company has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London and Ho Chi Minh City.
Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services including a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit Boopsie.com for more information about mobile apps for libraries. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.