Boopsie and ZINIO Announce Integration of Digital Magazine Distribution Service with Mobile Library App
Partnership Helps Libraries Respond to Trend Towards Mobile News Access
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2015
Boopsie, Inc. today announced that it has integrated ZINIO's ultimate app for magazine lovers with the leading mobile platform-as-a-service for libraries worldwide.
Since 2006, libraries have partnered with Boopsie to create customized apps that provide users with seamless access to content from every major eContent provider from OverDrive to EBSCO. Libraries that leverage the newly announced ZINIO and Boopsie integration will now offer users access to an additional 5,500 magazines from popular culture news sources like USWeekly to specific interest titles like Popular Science and VegNews. The ZINIO collection features titles from a wide range of publishers such as Recorded Books, and will make over 3,000 articles available via the mobile apps daily.
"According to data provided by comScore for the month of January 2015, many news magazines receive significantly more visits from mobile devices than from desktops, with some of these magazines selling more digital copies of their publications than print," says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie's Vice President of Sales & Accounts. "It's clear that users are trending towards mobile access to news and we want libraries to know that we're here to help them quickly and efficiently respond to these evolving user preferences."
"Recorded Books pioneered digital magazines in the public library market and our Zinio for Libraries digital magazine service leads the industry in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform. Over the last nine years, Boopsie has quickly established itself as the leading mobile platform-as-a-service for libraries, enabling them to provide 24/7 remote library access on users' devices of choice. Simply put, it's a perfect match," said Jim Schmidt, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Recorded Books. "We're excited to work with Boopsie to provide users with access to even more content when and where they want it."
"Users expect easy and convenient access to interesting content," states Nicholas Wehr, Boopsie's EVP of Technology. "Boopsie's integration with ZINIO has been exactly this: a great merge of rich content with a quick and intuitive experience."
Beyond partnering with service providers like Boopsie, ZINIO operates the world's largest newsstand at Zinio.com and provides access to magazines available in the local language of more than 30 countries through their magazine reading app on iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows. With last year's acquisition of technology service provider to publishers Audience Media, ZINIO now also offers a complete suite of products for enabling publishers to produce and distribute their content across devices and across the world.
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, Zinio leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.
For magazine publishers, ZINIO PRO converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO PRO distribution partners. For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.
The company has delivered more than 500 million digital magazine editions from more than 6,000 titles of 1,300 publishers in 200 countries to more than 10 million customers. Headquartered in New York City, the company has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London and Ho Chi Minh City.
Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie's apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie's library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie's mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie's U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user's device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services including a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit Boopsie.com for more information about mobile apps for libraries. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.
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