Always on the cutting edge,
De Marque is the obvious choice
for digital content.
De Marque has been a leader in information technology (I.T.) for the past 20 years. Founded in 1990 by Marc Boutet and Guy Bergeron, De Marque quickly set itself apart by combining I.T. and education.
Development and launch of Bouquinarium, an ecommerce application that enables publishers to sell their ebooks directly on their website.
Development and launch of Prêt numérique (Digital loan), in collaboration with the Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec, Bibliothèques publiques du Québec and the Réseau BIBILIO du Québec, a platform that enables public libraries in Quebec to lend ebooks.
Launch of the very first electronic book distribution platform in the province of Quebec, now marketed in France and Italy
Release of the CaloriesExpress software
Début of the SCOOP! activities, providing lesson plans that combine current events and information technology
Release of Garfield’s Typing Pal
Release of Typing Pal Online
Release of the BudgetExpress software
Release of Typing Pal Online, De Marque’s first completely online application
Launch of L’École branchée magazine
Breakthrough in the French market with the digitalization of the archives of Science & Vie magazine
Launch of Cap-aux-Diamants magazine, first content CD-ROM, followed by Protégez-vous, Histoire du Québec and Les Débrouillards
Launch of the archives of Les Débrouillards and Hebdo-Science magazines on diskette with a search interface on CD-ROM
Release of the Typing Pal typing software
Release of Le Menu, the company’s first software
Partnership with Sony for the distribution of ebooks in Canada and United States in the Reader Store
Partnerships with the most important book distributors in the world for distribution of ebooks from Quebec and French-Canadian publishers:
French publishing groups Gallimard, La Martinière and Flammarion jointly invest one million dollars in order to help De Marque to reinforce its leading position in the French-speaking book market.
Partnership with Transcontinental, the leading printer in Canada and fourth leading printer in North America, to develop the English-speaking market.
Partnerships with the world’s largest book distributors:
Partnership established with Eden Livres, a group made up of publishing companies Gallimard, La Martinière and Flammarion, to distribute its electronic books
Partnership established with the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to develop the first electronic book distribution platform in Quebec
Agreement reached with Promethean to distribute ActivBoard interactive whiteboards in Canada
First partnership for online content distribution: Encyclopédie Hachette Multimédia en ligne, followed by Larousse, Le Robert, L’État du monde and eduMédia
Acquisition of Septembre Média, its magazine Chroniques de l’Infobourg (now L’École branchée) and its website Infobourg.com
De Marque has succeeded in making a name for itself over the years thanks to its innovative projects.
Recipient of the Prix Fidéides in the electronic commerce category, awarded by the Chambre de commerce de Québec
Finalist for the Prix d’excellence en affaires Québec-France, awarded by the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada - Quebec section
Typing Pal Online nominated for the Mérites du français dans les technologies de l’information, awarded by the Office québécois de la langue française, in the multimedia – online learning, games and edutainment software (small and medium organizations) category
Infobourg nominated for the Mérites du français dans les technologies de l’information, awarded by the Office québécois de la langue française
Nominated for the Rayonnement Hors Québec, awarded by the Chambre de commerce de Québec
Finalist for the OCTAS in the multimedia – broad audience category, awarded by the Fédération de l’informatique du Québec
Finalist for the OCTAS in the French in information technology - 200 employees and less category, awarded by the Fédération de l’informatique du Québec
Finalist for the OCTAS in the emerging university graduates category, awarded by the Fédération de l’informatique du Québec