Open Road Forms Publishing Partnership With BlogHer for New Anthology

PRESS RELEASE:
OPEN ROAD MEDIA FORMS DIGITAL PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP WITH BLOGHER
LAUNCHING WITH EBOOK ANTHOLOGY, THE BLOGHER VOICES OF THE YEAR: 2012

Anthology From The World’s Largest Community of Women Bloggers Features Honored Pieces in Diverse Categories Ranging From Heart and Humor to Parenting and Identity

Digital Publisher and Leading Media Network For Women Make Announcement From BlogHer ‘12 Conference
(New York—August 3rd, 2012) Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company and BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com), the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today a partnership which will publish The BlogHer Voices of the Year: 2012 as an eBook anthology. The honorees in 2012 were chosen by a committee of past readers from almost 1,700 submissions across categories such as Heart, Humor, Identity, OpEd, Parenting, and Visuals. BlogHer and Open Road will also co-publish six collections, centered around popular themes, over the next year. BlogHer will provide an introduction for each anthology.
Tina Pohlman, publisher of Open Road, said “We have tremendous respect for BlogHer’s writers, and are excited to bring these most unique and insightful voices to the expanding audience of eBook readers.”
“We have long had a vision of bringing the great writing in our community together in a curated ebook format,” said BlogHer co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone. “We’re delighted that this partnership allows us to turn this dream into a reality and helps provide yet another avenue for the influencers in our network to get paid for their work.”

BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media. It’s the largest community of women bloggers, and has 43 million unique visitors per month. It hosts BlogHer Conferences, BlogHer Publishing Network with approximately 3,000 blogs, and BlogHer.com.

BlogHer joins Open Road’s Publishing Partners program, which includes eBooks featuring content from ProPublica, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

A committee chose the 110 honorees from 1,687 submissions in the categories Heart, Humor, Identity, OpEd, Parenting, and Visuals. Fifteen of the pieces will be read live at the conference.
About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, James Jones and Virginia Hamilton.
About BlogHer
Reaching 43 U.S. million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, July 2012), BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media and brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialog with them. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from 3,000 premium blogs, delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world’s largest conferences for women in social media and curates a daily news service, BlogHer.com.

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