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Scribd Acquires Librify, Bulking up on Social E-Reading

The subscription-based content provider Scribd acquires Librify, a social e-reading platform, for undisclosed terms. Librify was founded in 2013 and launched publicly last summer as a “Goodreads plus a book-of-the-month retail platform,” according to co-founder and CEO Joanna Stone Herman. Scribd plans to use the start-up’s social features in order to develop a more...

Prudence, Partnerships and Three More Tips for Publishing Start-Ups

Start-ups are used to operating at breakneck speed, but even in the swiftly changing digital publishing landscape, slow and steady — at least in some areas — wins the race in the long-term. And according to leaders at three successful start-ups who made that case at a Digital Book World webcast...

Next Big Book Wins First Book Expo Startup Challenge, Qlovi Second

Startup Next Big Book has won the first-ever Book Expo Startup Challenge at Book Expo America, besting 17 other start-ups to achieve the honor. The New York-based company earned $10,000 in cash, provided by event sponsor Ingram Content Group. Next Big Book, which provides predictive marketing analysis to publishers using social media data collection,...

Digital Book Club Start-up Librify Partners With Retailer Target for Summer Launch

Related: Ingram Invests in Social Reading Start-up Librify [Press Release] Librify Connects The Love Of Reading With Community Through Advanced Social Ebook Platform New Membership Service Provided Through Powerful Digital Distribution Channel Librify, an innovative social ebook platform, will launch soon as an invite-only service, just in time for summer blockbuster...

Bookmate, Pubslush, Riffle Among Start-ups Competing in BEA Challenge

[Press Release] STARTUPS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 BOOKEXPO CHALLENGE Silicon Alley and Book Publishing Industry Join Forces at the First-Ever BEA Startup Alley NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2014 – BookExpo America (BEA) announced today that 18 innovative startups have been selected to participate in the BookExpo Startup Challenge and Startup...

Webcast: Five Success Factors of Publishing Start-Ups

Join us Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a webcast where you’ll learn what it takes to develop, launch and grow a successful publishing start-up in today’s marketplace. The ebook revolution opened up a wealth of opportunities for new publishing start-ups to disrupt and...

Book Expo America to Hold Book Start-up Pitch Contest

Book club start-up Librify is helping organize the event. More about Librify. [Presss Release] Startups Pitch at BookExpo America 2014 Announcing the unveiling of the BookExpo Startup Challenge; an event at Book Expo America where publishing startups compete for the opportunity to win cash prizes and pitch to the VCs in...

Ingram Invests in Social Ebook Retail Start-up Librify

ICG Ventures, the investment arm of content distributor Ingram Content Group, has made an investment in Librify, a New York-based social ebook retail start-up. The financial terms of the seed funding round were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Librify is aimed at the book club market. Librify co-founder and CEO Joanna Stone...