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New Release of iPublishCentral Platform Features Expanded Support for Delivering eBooks to Mobile Devices

Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, today announced the release of iPublishCentral 3.2, a new version of its award-winning digital publishing software platform, which now features expanded support for mobile devices.

iPublishCentral is a comprehensive platform that allows any organization to publish, deliver, distribute and market their eBooks without making significant development investments on their own. Earlier this year, the iPublishCentral platform was recognized as one of the Top 8 SaaS-based Apps in NASSCOM’s 2011 Product Showcase.

“The new version of iPublishCentral contains a number of important new features, but there are two particular innovations that we believe will excite our customers,” said Anil Gopinath, executive vice president of global engineering for Impelsys. “First, we have enhanced our ‘Bookstore-as-an-App’ framework to support the major mobile devices in the world today, including iPad, iPhone and Android-based smartphones and tablets. Second, we now offer multi-format functionality, which makes it possible for publishers to publish eBooks in multiple formats – such as PDF, ePUB and mobi – so that readers can choose an appropriate format based on their reading preferences and devices. Publishers can also choose to set a specific price for each file format.”

Other major enhancements to the iPublishCentral platform that were built into the newly released version include:

  • Role based access control – the software administrator can now define groups and permissions for each user within the organization who needs access to iPublishCentral;
  • Enhancements to the subscription process for institutions – publishers can now offer title subscriptions for any duration;
  • Wider distribution – the distribute module has been enhanced to support distribution to Barnes & Noble, Blio, Christian Book Distributors, Copia, Kobo, Ebook Corporation, Monergism and OverDrive; and
  • Enhanced reporting – iPublishCentral can now provide breakout reports on sales of individual titles that were made on the web, iTunes and Android marketplace.

“With iPublishCentral 3.2, we are enabling publishers to deliver their books on the cloud, meeting the demands of their customers who want access to their books on all major platforms,” said Sameer Shariff, founder and chief executive officer of Impelsys. “As the eBook market explodes, we are excited about the value proposition of iPublishCentral and committed to innovate further to help publishers with the ever challenging complexity of online book delivery.”

For more information, please go to www.ipublishcentral.com.

About Impelsys

Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered products such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys’ passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client’s electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish, Houghton Mifflin, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sesame Street, Lerner Education, Hamdan University and Hong Kong University Press. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe, Middle East and India. For more information, please visit www.impelsys.com.

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