Charlie Brown and Peanuts Go Digital with eBooks
Graphicly partners with Peanuts Worldwide to enable distribution of over 60 titles to the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and more
Innovative visual content eBook distributor Graphicly is excited to announce a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide to bring the vast library of Peanuts children’s books and comic strips to the leading eBook marketplaces on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Reader, Google Play Books and others.
By partnering with Graphicly, Peanuts Worldwide will bring more than 60 titles featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang to an audience of millions using devices such as the iPad, Kindle Fire and Fire HD, and Nook to purchase and read books. Titles include the holiday staple A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, the children’s classic HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN and the complete PEANUTS newspaper strip archives.
By utilizing the Graphicly Digital Distribution platform, which provides publishers the ability to upload one file and distribute it everywhere, including support for optimized fixed-layout visual books, children’s books and interactive books, Graphicly makes it easier than ever for publishers like Peanuts Worldwide to maximize their potential audiences for the content by distributing to the top eBook marketplaces.
Graphicly is the only company to provide publishers a simple, low-cost, one-click solution to distribution that includes both an integrated dashboard and deep analytics on sales, behavioral data and social engagement data around their content, accelerating books to market.
“For years, publishers have waited like Linus in the pumpkin patch for an integrated, simple and cost-effective way to convert, distribute and promote digital and interactive books. We are excited to partner with Peanuts Worldwide to help make the rich history of Peanuts available to readers everywhere,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO and Founder of Graphicly.
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment and digital content publishing platform designed to deliver what authors and publishers need to share their work with audiences across all digital channels and eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks; the iPad and iPad Mini and Android devices including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; websites and blogs through an industry-leading HTML5 web app; and the only way to read, share and sell books on Facebook. Graphicly provides a system to publish and promote content, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story and understand how consumers are interacting with the content. More than 600 publishers and 8,000 creators from major publishers to independent and self-publishers from around the globe, use Graphicly’s platform to deliver and promote compelling stories and activate consumers with community and content. For more information, please visit http://www.graphicly.com
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE’S(R), BONGO(R), BADGLEY MISCHKA(R), JOE BOXER(R), RAMPAGE(R), MUDD(R), MOSSIMO(R), LONDON FOG(R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN(R), ROCAWEAR(R), CANNON(R), ROYAL VELVET(R), FIELDCREST(R), CHARISMA(R), STARTER(R), WAVERLY(R), ZOO YORK(R), and SHARPER IMAGE(R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL DODGER(R), ECKO(R), MARC ECKO(R), ED HARDY(R) MATERIAL GIRL(R), PEANUTS(R), and TRUTH OR DARE brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.