BookShout Takes Direct Ebook Retail to South by Southwest

bookshout[Press Release]

BookShout Teams with SXSW to Offer Ebooks and Digital Content to Conference Attendees and Online Followers

SXSW 2015 Attendees Can Purchase Ebooks via Text Messaging,
Social Links, Gift Codes and More

NEW YORK, NY, December 11th, 2014 — Bookshout’s innovative platform and reading ecosystem will be coming to South by Southwest® (SXSW®) for the first time. Conference attendees and remote online followers will be able to purchase ebooks from key speakers, authors, and panelists at SXSW (March 13-22, 2015 in Austin, TX).

Attendees can purchase ebooks exclusively through the BookShout platform. Throughout the week of SXSW, attendees will be able to text-to-buy as well as share interesting content opportunities with their Facebook and Twitter networks. Authors and sponsors will also be able to promote these opportunities to their own audiences, dramatically increasing the reach, interest, marketing, and purchasing opportunities for all.

SXSW spokesperson Peter Lewis stated, “We are excited to take our stable of speakers and presenters and magnify the reach and influence of their content via the BookShout platform. SXSW has always been on the cutting edge of technology and this is an extension of that continued desire.”

BookShout works with more than 4,000 publishing partners including many of the world’s largest publishers. BookShout’s native iOS and Android apps, as well as their HTML5 mobile and web reader, ensure ebook accessibility on all the latest devices. BookShout’s ability to white-label the shopping experience and create multiple buying and distribution opportunities makes it truly powerful and unique.

“BookShout is disrupting ebooks and digital content distribution,” said Erik Qualman, bestselling author of Socialnomics and What Happens in Vegas, Stays on YouTube. “BookShout has been a hidden gem, but its partnership with SXSW demonstrates that its on to something big.”

Jason Illian, BookShout’s CEO, said, “SXSW is an iconic venue for launching new ideas and great content—our platform simply makes their megaphone bigger and louder. If technology fans from around the world can purchase presenters’ content while being connected to SXSW, we’ll be serving all parties well.”

SXSW is March 13-22, 2015, in Austin, TX.

If publishers, authors, or sponsors are interested in being involved, please contact Libby Jordan at libby@bookshout.com.

About SXSW

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (March 13-22, 2015) offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

SXSW 2015 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Esurance, AT&T, IFC, Mazda, Monster Energy, The Austin Chronicle and Sonicbids.

About BookShout
BookShout is an innovative ebook platform focused on creating new sales channels and powering ebook sales from nearly any website. BookShout is the market leader in special and bulk sales, creative promotional campaigns, and digital marketing. BookShout is accessible on all the latest devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD/HD+ or the web. For more information, please visit www.bookshout.com.

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