De Marque announces ebook distribution partnership with NOOK® by Barnes & Noble
Quebec City, May 1st, 2012 – De Marque, Canada’s leader in ebook distribution, proudly announces that it has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make a library of Quebec and French-Canadian titles available on NOOK by Barnes & Noble. The agreement also affirms De Marque’s status as a supplier of foreign-language books.
De Marque is an international leader in the development of platforms specifically designed for digital content. De Marque titles are now available for purchase in the NOOK Store™ (www.NOOK.com)*, featuring more than 1000 titles, from majors French-Canadian publishers like Éditions de la courte échelle, Éditions Alire and Guides de voyage Ulysse. *Purchase by US residents only.
"We are extremely pleased to be working jointly with Barnes & Noble. Our agreement with this prestigious bookseller means that the door to the American market is now wide open for the sale of Quebec and French-Canadian ebooks," asserted Marc Boutet, president of De Marque.
“Barnes & Noble is pleased to partner with DeMarque to grow our multilingual catalog to better serve our millions of NOOK customers,” said Theresa Horner, Vice President of Content Digital Products for Barnes & Noble. “This partnership reflects our commitment to providing the largest catalog of digital content, one of the many reasons to choose NOOK.”
Barnes & Noble, the largest bricks-and-mortar bookseller in the U.S., operates nearly 700 stores in 50 states. Its award-winning line of NOOK devices -- NOOK Tablet™, NOOK Color™ and NOOK Simple Touch™ -- represent the highest-quality portfolio of reading and entertainment products on the market at the best value.
With all NOOK products, customers can shop Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store™ of more than two million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. Through this partnership with De Marque Barnes & Noble can now offer its millions of NOOK customers more French-language titles than ever before.
Quebec and French-Canadian titles will be listed in phases on the Barnes & Noble’s over the next few weeks. Experience NOOK at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or at www.nook.com. Look for more and more titles to be added every month.
About De Marque
De Marque is an international leader in the development of platforms specifically designed for digital content. From the world of education to epublishing, De Marque develops cutting-edge products that are available in a hundred or so countries.
In Quebec, De Marque develops and operates the ANEL-De Marque Digital Warehouse in partnership with the Association Nationale des Éditeurs de Livres. In France, the De Marque distribution platform is used by Eden Livres, which is composed of publishing groups Gallimard, La Martinière and Flammarion. De Marque technology is also used in Italy by Edigita, which comprises three of the country’s four major publishing groups: Feltrinelli, Messaggerie Italiane/GEMS and RCS/Rizzoli.
To learn more, visit www.demarque.com.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
- 30 -
For more information and interviews:
T 418 658-1910, #235