Open Road Forms Publishing Partnership With Independent Publisher to Digitize Catalog

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OPEN ROAD MEDIA FORMS PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOD BOOKS

Digital Publisher And Renowned Independent Publisher To Bring A Wide Range of Titles to E
Including a Selection of the Beloved Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbooks And Multiple Novels from Bestselling Author Linda Byler

Two New Linda Byler Novels and The All New Fix-It And Forget-It PINK Cookbook Lead the Program This Fall

(New York, NY, July 17th) Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, and Good Books, an independent publisher founded in 1979 which has published several # 1 New York Times bestsellers through the years, announced today that they are forming a digital publishing partnership to bring a wide range of the Good Books catalog to E for the first time ever. Open Road will work with Good Books to digitize, distribute and market a variety of titles including Amish novelist Linda Byler’s two best-selling series – “Sadie’s Montana” and “Lizzie Searches for Love” – and a selection of the bestselling Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks.

The Fix-It and Forget-It PINK Cookbook is a special edition of Good Books’ collection of more than 700 slow-cooker recipes. It contains a full-color “Pink” section, full of stories, tips, photographs, and recipes from breast cancer survivors, access-to-care providers, and participants in Avon Foundation’s 9 city walks to raise money for the fight against Breast Cancer. Good Books will contribute $1.00 to The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for every copy purchased, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000.

Tina Pohlman, Publisher at Open Road said: “Good Books is a very special and incredibly successful independent publisher that has been a true home for authors for many years. We look forward to working with them to bring their books to new readers on E.”

“We’re delighted to be working with the creative team at Open Road,” responded publisher Merle Good of Good Books. “It’s exciting to be on the cutting edge with such an innovative company.”

The ebooks will include illustrated biographies of the authors, featuring never-before-seen photos. Open Road will produce marketing videos about the books and their writers which will be syndicated to content partners.

In addition to the cookbooks, the partnership will kick-off this fall with the following titles by Linda Byler:

·         WILD HORSES: SADIES’ MONTANA: BOOK 1
·         KEEPING SECRETS: SADIE’S MONTANA: BOOK 2
·         THE DISAPPEARANCES: SADIE’S MONTANA SERIES: BOOKS 3 (NEW: Coming in September)
·         RUNNING AROUND (AND SUCH): LIZZIE SEARCHES FOR LOVE SERIES: BOOK 1
·         WHEN STRAWBERRIES BLOOM: LIZZIE SEARCHES FOR LOVE SERIES: BOOK 2
·         BIG DECISIONS: LIZZIE SEARCHES FOR LOVE: BOOK 3
·         THE LITTLE AMISH MATCHMAKER: A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE (NEW: Coming in September)
·         LIZZIE’S AMISH COOKBOOK

Good Books joins Open Road’s Publishing Partners program which also includes MysteriousPress.com, Pegasus Books and STC Craft.

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.

About Good Books
“Good” is the family name of the owners and publishers of Good Books (www.GoodBooks.com). In addition to children’s picture books, health-related books with Mayo Clinic and the American Diabetes Association, justice and peace building series, Amish fiction and quilting titles, Good Books is home to the widely renowned Fix-It and Forget-It® and Fix-It and Enjoy-It!® series, which have sold more than 10 million copies (http://fix-itandforget-it.com).

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