Open Road Integrated Media announced earlier this week that it has agreed to “digitally publish, distribute, and market the first 160 Chicken Soup for the Soul titles as ebooks.” The world-famous series will become part of Open Road’s Publishing Partners program.
Launched in 1993, The Chicken Soup for the Soul series has sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, and expands its brand through licensing and media development projects. The branded books form one of the best-selling trade paperback series in publishing history.
Jane Friedman, cofounder and CEO of Open Road said: “The Chicken Soup for the Soul series is perfectly suited to our milestone marketing campaigns. Open Road is delighted to be the digital publisher for much of this beloved series, and we are eager to connect these titles with readers of all ages.”
“Open Road’s deep knowledge of digital publishing and marketing made this an easy choice for us,” said Bill Rouhana, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “With the name recognition and fan base already behind Chicken Soup for the Soul we are looking forward to bringing the Chicken Soup for the Soul message to millions of additional people through our ebook partnership with them.”