March 2011

ireadiwrite Publishing Signs Global Distribution Deal with Overdrive

We have signed a deal to deliver most of our books to Overdrive, a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. They currently host more than 500,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. Their digital distribution services are utilized by more than 13,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide.

So needless to say, we are very proud to be able to offer our books to an even greater selection of retail outlets, but more importantly to thousands of libraries all over the world!

We’ll begin our delivery to them in the next month and hopefully our books will appear soon after that. We’re happy for ourselves, but more so for our authors, whose books will be even more widely available to even more readers.

Proceeds from Book to Go to Japan

Today has been a really tough day so far, and it’s only 9:25am PST. Last night I was up late watching as the tragedy unfolded in Japan and waiting to hear news about how it would transpire for other Pacific nations, including my own. I live in a low-lying coastal area of British Columbia Canada, and the threat of earthquake and tsunami is ever-present. Last night, Twitter proved a valuable resource as I communicated with other Lower Mainland followers and people around the globe as we sent our prayers westward.

When I awoke early this morning after a restless sleep, I was so heartened to see the outpouring of support for people in Japan. As a very miniscule part of this support, we’d like to offer ours.

Today we are offering Amanda in Spain: The Girl in the Painting for free as part of our Read An Ebook Week celebration. If you download it, we’re asking that you also go buy it from Amazon or Smashwords, and we’ll donate our proceeds to the Red Cross.

Please enjoy the book and if you’re able, please buy it. We’ll be sure to follow up this post with another stating how much we sold and how much we can donate.

Thank you, and may your thoughts be with those who need them…