Norwalk, CT, March, 9, 2010: Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) are pleased to announce a new cooperative venture with Above the Treeline, a leading provider of business intelligence tools to the publishing industry, to create an online catalog of new titles on exhibit at BEA. Called “Books@BEA,” participation in the online catalog will be free to all book publishers exhibiting at the New York event which will be held at the Javits Center in New York City on May 25-27, 2010.
Books@BEA will be created using “Edelweiss” a new internet-based service from Above the Treeline that supplements or replaces traditional print catalogs. Edelweiss was formally launched at BEA last year and has since seen rapid and widespread adoption within the publishing community as publishers seek to reduce their catalog costs while reaching a wider community of catalog readers on the Web. Today, Edelweiss is comprised of approximately 350 active catalogs containing more than 30,000 active titles from nearly 600 publishers and their respective imprints.
“We're thrilled to debut Books@BEA because it's yet another added value to both attendees and exhibitors and demonstrates BEA's commitment to keeping pace with the evolution of the industry,” notes Steve Rosato, Event Director, BEA, Reed Exhibitions. “Our partnership with Above the Treeline will make it easier for Booksellers and the media to find exciting new titles and authors and for publishers to promote and sell their books.”
“It's all about bringing people and books together,” says John Rubin, CEO & Founder of Above the Treeline, “It's why our customers use Edelweiss and it's why we all come to BEA. Books@BEA will make it easier for everyone to keep on top of the hot titles and to find the undiscovered gems.”
Participation in Books@BEA will be free to all book publishers exhibiting at the show, but will be limited to new titles. Access by catalog readers—booksellers, librarians, the press, and anyone who wants to know more about new titles—is also free and open to all, but will require a simple registration process. For titles from publishers who are not current Edelweiss customers, Books@BEA will be open to catalog readers for a limited period preceding and following the event. For further information on how you can participate in Books@BEA, contact Mike Carlucci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Above the Treeline: Above the Treeline is North America's leading provider of collaboration-based business intelligence for the book industry. With features such as keyword search, interior images, twitter and blog tracking, title tags, and others, Edelweiss goes far beyond simple posted PDF's. Edelweiss is free to retailers, librarians, academics, and other catalog readers at http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com.