BOOKTRACK ANNOUNCES CONTENT DEALS WITH SOURCEBOOKS, ROSETTABOOKS, NELSON LITERARY, ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERS, MIGHTY MEDIA PRESS
Executive Leadership from the Innovative Digital Reading Platform Speaking at the Frankfurt Book Fair
SAN FRANCISCO – OCTOBER 7, 2015 – Booktrack (www.booktrack.com), the first company to enrich the eBook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient sound while you read, today announced content partnerships with Sourcebooks, RosettaBooks, the Nelson Literary Agency, Orca Book Publishers and Mighty Media Press. These deals were inked just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Booktrack’s CEO and Co-Founder Paul Cameron will be speaking on the panel for the “Hug the Alien” session on October 16 at Frankfurt’s Business Club and Vice President of Publishing Cameron Drew will be participating on the “International Self-Publishing and Author Program” session on October 17.
“We’re thrilled to announce Booktrack’s strong momentum in securing relationships with key publishers,” said Paul Cameron, CEO and Co- founder, Booktrack. “We believe the future of reading will involve people reading on Kindle and mobile devices with a contextual and synchronized soundtrack played in harmony with the story delivered via wireless headphones or Echo style AI sound speaker systems, in the same way film was forever changed with the addition of sound. Previously, the reading experience was the only mainstream entertainment medium that lacked synchronized sound, that all changed when we invented the new category of Soundtracks for Books. Book publishers appreciate that Booktrack is the only reading enhancement delivered while you read. We don’t interrupt the reading process, but rather enhance the experience while keeping users engaged. Booktrack is uniquely positioned to help publishers and authors re-invigorate sales of backlist titles by re-issuing them in a new compelling way with a soundtrack.”
Synonymous for independent vision, Sourcebooks joins the Booktrack platform with five best-selling titles that span different genres, including Wattpad sensation Ali Novak’s My Life with the Walter Boys and Greer McAllister’s The Magician’s Lie. All five titles will be hitting the Booktrack store in mid-November.
RosettaBooks continues their focus on providing high-quality digital reading experiences through their partnership with Booktrack. Their first two titles on the platform – I Am Legend by Richard Matheson and Sweet Baby by Sharon Sala – will delight both new readers and fans of these well-loved stories.
The Nelson Literary Agency brings groundbreaking authors to Booktrack, including Hugh Howey, the bestselling Amazon Kindle author, most known for his science fiction series Wool, which will launch as a Booktrack in October; young adult fantasy favorite Mari Mancusi and New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance and erotica authors Jasinda Wilder, Carly Phillips, and Kit Rocha.
Based in Canada, Orca Book Publishers is a natural fit for Booktrack with a strong emphasis on first-time authors and bringing them to a wider market through multimedia options. Orca’s strong catalog of hi-lo content for teens resonates with the Booktrack community, and will provide new reading options for parents, teachers and students. The company’s first books on the Booktrack platform will be a mix of adult mystery and YA titles including The Blue Dragon by Ronald Tierney, The Night Thief by Barbara Fradkin, The Frail Days by Gabrielle Prendergast, Grind by Eric Walters and All Good Children by Catherine Austen.
One of the most innovative publishers in children’s literature, Mighty Media Press delivers captivating books that ignite a child’s curiosity, imagination, social awareness and sense of adventure. Their initial four titles will be a significant addition to Booktrack and appeal to the platform’s growing youth sector.
Featuring an engaged community of more than 2.5 million users worldwide, Booktrack offers over 16,000 titles in 30 different languages, across all genres of reading. Globally available, Booktrack is used in more than 150 countries and has proven to increase reading comprehension by 17%, retention by 30% and satisfaction and enjoyment by 35%.*
Booktrack Studio offers free tools to publishers, authors and self-publishers to create and add soundtracks to their own work by blending and choreographing text and sound together as a Booktrack. Anyone can easily soundtrack their books, using Booktrack’s free studio tools and sell to a community of over 2.5 million engaged readers. Writers and musicians can easily embed music, ambient audio and sound effects into their story from a database of more than 20,000 audio files that will play in sync with the storyline, paced to each individual’s reading speed—a world’s first.
CONTINUOUSLY ENHANCING THE PUBLISHING TOOLKIT
Booktrack’s recently launched Monetization Functionality is the company’s latest enhancement and is an unparalleled opportunity for publishers and authors to expand their reach and sales. Booktrack also recently launched Booktrack Embed, providing writers and book marketers the ability to embed a full-featured Booktrack title, complete with soundtrack, into any website — just like dropping in a YouTube video.
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* Evidence-based Educational Outcomes in Literacy from the University of Auckland New Zealand and NYU
Booktrack (www.booktrack.com) is an industry leading global technology company that synchronizes movie-style soundtracks and ambient sounds to eBooks. Music, ambient audio, and sound effects are automatically paced to an individual’s reading speed and synchronized to complement and enhance the story while a person reads increasing comprehension and enjoyment. Over 2.5 million readers get instant access to thousands of stories, while authors and publishers can easily create their own Booktrack titles by matching their stories to an extensive library of over 20,000 free-to-use music and ambient audio tracks.
Backed by investors including Peter Thiel and Weta Digital, with offices in San Francisco, CA, Auckland, NZ, Hong Kong and Toronto, Canada, Booktrack is a disruptive force in the publishing and audio world, equivalent to how the introduction of sound transformed the experience of film forever. The Booktrack application is available from www.booktrack.com and in the Apple App Store, Google Play and Google Chrome Stores.