Digital publishing leader De Marque’s recent momentum continues with a trip to Asia to introduce Cantook, its advanced digital book distribution technology, to this burgeoning market.
De Marque President and CEO Marc Boutet attended the IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress in Singapore, where he presented the pretnumerique.ca project alongside Suzanne Payette, president of Québec’s public libraries. He will now attend the Beijing International Book Fair from August 28th to September 1st, as a part of the Canada Books delegation (stand E2.G02).
“Our advanced digital book distribution technology is at the forefront of the industry. It allows publishers to manage all of their digital distribution activities from a single online tool. It has many advantages which are actively sought after by international publishers looking for an effective digital distribution solution,” asserts Marc Boutet, De Marque’s president and CEO.
De Marque has been a figure in ebook distribution since 2009 and has acquired an enviable place thanks to its expertise of worldwide markets and current technologies. Today, De Marque has established a vast multilingual network of nearly 500 publishers, associations, consortia and libraries around the world.
“Our partners appreciate our technology’s power and ease of use. They especially appreciate the opportunity to join our global network, which allows them to take part in the development and evolution of a new and growing market,” adds Mr. Boutet.
The Cantook technology
With digital distribution platforms spread throughout Canada, France and Italy, De Marque currently distributes more than 50,000 books from over 550 publishers to over 200 retailers. Thanks to Cantook technology, books are put on sale to the general public through a vast network of booksellers, which includes Amazon, Apple, and Kobo.
Developed by De Marque in collaboration with BiblioPresto (a group of representatives from the Quebec book industry), pretnumerique.ca enables public libraries to acquire ebooks, and in turn lend these digital titles to their users.
De Marque is a leader in the field of cultural digital content distribution, in particular digital books. The company has enjoyed sustained growth and relies on both its cutting-edge technology platform and a strategy based on the development of partnerships with key players in each of the markets it has entered. To learn more about the company, visit www.demarque.com