Smashwords today announced three new partners that further expand the reach of the Smashwords ebook distribution network in the US, Europe and South America.
The new agreements with Odilo, Tolino and Yuzu span three continents and will allow over 300,000 Smashwords titles to reach new readers at retail, in higher education and at public libraries.
Here are details for each the three agreements:
Odilo brings Smashwords expanded library distribution in North America, South America and Europe
Odilo is a leading ebook supplier to over 2,100 public libraries in 43 countries across Europe (1,000 libraries), Latin America (1,000 libraries) and North America (100 libraries). In October, they announced a deal with the ministry of culture in Spain to provide eBook services to over 15 million library card holders in Spain. The company is also running preliminary pilots to expand into Australia and New Zealand. About 40% of Odilo’s ebook sales are books in English, 40% Spanish, 15% French and 5% German. Odilo’s Smashwords catalog will exclude erotica. With the addition of over 200,000 titles from Smashwords, Odilo’s offering to public libraries will grow to over one million titles. Smashwords authors and publishers will earn 45% list from Odilo sales, the same as from Smashwords library aggregators OverDrive and Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
To read more of this post, read the post Smashwords Expands Global eBook Distribution with Odilo, Tolino and Yuzu, on the official Smashwords blog.