BookShout Named Digital Content Distribution Partner for SXSW 2016

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BookShout Named Digital Content Distribution Partner for SXSW 2016

For the second year in a row, BookShout’s innovative reading platform will offer authors, publishers, and brands the opportunity to create new channels of distribution, showcasing content to the tech savvy at SXSW 2016.

Dallas, TX [February 23, 2016] South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals, the internationally-renowned music, film, and technology gathering in Austin, Texas, names BookShout their eBook and digital content distribution partner for the second year in a row. Leveraging BookShout’s cutting-edge technology and award-winning reading platform, SXSW will offer its festival attendees—and social media followers worldwide—the opportunity to access ebooks and other promotional content from this year’s keynote speakers, mentor sessions, workshops and panels.

With a branded store, powered exclusively by BookShout and curated to maximize product visibility and tie-in potential, SXSW will provide partners and sponsors the opportunity to easily engage with the coveted SXSW audience. Throughout the show, attendees will be given the option to receive free and specially-priced relevant content through social links, gift codes and more. Speakers, mentors, and panelists can further extend their reach and build like-minded community, by using their own social media channels to promote the shared content.

SXSW spokesperson Peter Lewis noted, “We are looking forward to another year of partnership with BookShout. Their elegant technology enables our speakers to effectively maximize the reach and influence of their message. SXSW has long supported cutting edge technology and we see this as an extension of that thinking.”

BookShout has millions of eBooks and works with most of the world’s largest publishers. Their native 5-star iOS and Android apps, along with the industry’s most elegant web reader ensure seamless digital content accessibility on all the latest devices.

Jason Illian, BookShout’s CEO and founder said, “It is a pleasure working with SXSW again. Each year the audience gets more engaging, and we are always warmly surprised at the ideas the authors, sponsors, and partners have to distribute eBooks and other content.”

SXSW is March 11-20, 2016 in Austin Texas.

Interested authors, publishers and partners should contact Ben Illian at

About SXSW
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique industry convergence of music, film, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. The event is a launch pad for innovative content with new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings providing exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for attendees. Registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 event will open on August 3, 2015. For more information, please visit SXSW 2016 takes place March 11-20 in Austin, TX.

SXSW 2016 is sponsored by Esurance, Mazda, Monster Energy, Capital One, Bud Light, McDonald’s, The Austin Chronicle, Sonicbids, Pandora, Marriott, Deloitte Digital, Ten-X, United Airlines and Samsung.

About BookShout!
BookShout is the world’s leading ebook distribution and technology platform, enabling retailers, authors, publishers and brands to sell and market content in new channels. Offering both simple and fully customizable solutions, with access to millions of titles, BookShout is the only turnkey solution giving brands the ability to rise above market noise and reach audiences in creative ways. For more information, please visit BookShout.


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