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BEA

Hello all,

Just  quick note, I am at BEA at the NBN booth, so please feel free to stop by and say hello.

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3M

Hello all,

More NBN/RLPG ebook signing news published in PW today. Check out the announcement here.

We’re setting up the distribution process to 3M over the next week or so and will begin delivering your content to them to make available to libraries for lending.

The titles can be accessed via the 3M Cloud Library App on the iPad or iPhone, via PC or Mac, on the Nook, or on Android supported mobile devices.

As I wrote with the Gardners announcement, if you don’t see your title right away, be patient, we’re adding a lot (much more than is noted in that announcement), so it may take some weeks to get every title up and live. If after a few weeks you still don’t see a particular title that you believe should be there, contact your Fusion rep.

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NBN Fusion signs with Gardners

Good news for NBN Fusion clients—NBN has completed an agreement to sell ebook content through Gardners.

The channel is being added to our digital asset manager and your content will be pushed out to them as soon as that is complete.

Gardners supplies ebooks to more than 70 ebook retail sites in the UK and Europe. A full list (including active links) is below. Please be aware that most of these sites are selective in which titles they carry, so some specific titles may not be there. The exceptions to this are Foyles and Hive.co.uk. They carry the full range.

If you don’t see your ebook titles up and available right away, be patient, there are a lot to add. If after a couple of weeks you still don’t see your title up, contact your Fusion ebook representative and she can research it for you.

ACCO www.acco.be/shop
AKADEMIBOKHANDELN BOKUS AB www.bokus.com
ALMA ARTEX LTD www.alma.ro
ASIA BOOKS www.asiabooks.com
ATHENAEUM BOEKHANDEL www.athenaeum.nl
BESTSELLERS UK www.bighay.com
BILLINGSKA BOKHANDELN www.billingska.se
BLACKWELLS www.blackwells.co.uk
BOEKHANDEL DEGHELDERE www.eboek.org
BOOKS4SPAIN LTD www.books4spain.com
BUSCALIBROS www.buscalibros.cl
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL BOOK CENTRE www.eflbooks.co.uk
CAPITAL IDEAS REATIL LTD www.booksetc.co.uk
CDON www.cdon.se
CENTRO LOGISTICO PORTO EDITORIA www.wook.pt
CHORLEYWOOD BOOKSHOP www.chorleywoodbookshop.co.uk
CLIQ DIRECT BV www.cliqdirect.nl
CONNECT 2 BEAUTY www.connect2beauty.co.uk
DE DRUKKERU www.de-drvkkery.nl
DE NORSKE BOKKLUBBENE AS www.bokklubben.no
ECLECTOR LTD www.eclector.co.uk
EDIX RETAIL LTD www.shopoxi.com
EGURUS LTD www.ebookshoppe.com
ELIBRIS/SILVA CONSULTING UK www.elibris.fi
ENHANCE www.enhanceebooks.com
EUROBOOKS www.eurobooks.sk
FIREWORK BOOKS  www.fireworkbooks.com
FISHPOND www.fishpond.co.nz
FOYLES www.foyles.co.uk
GOES HERE  LTD www.witchbuildingcontract.co.uk
HELIKON PLC www.helikon.bg
HIVE www.hive.co.uk
INFOTRADING www.infotrading.nl
INTERSOFT BOOKS www.intersoft.co.za
JOHN SMITH & SON LTD www.jscampus.co.uk/shop/ebooks
KALAHARI www.kalahari.com
KENT BOOK CO LTD www.pickabook.co.uk  www.kbc.eu.com
KITAP YURDU www.kitapyurdu.com
KNV BARSORTIMENT www.knv.de
LAIE www.laie.es
LIBRARYBOX www.librarybox.co.uk
LIBREKA www.libreka.de
LIBRESCO www.iliadreader.co.uk
LIBRIS. NO www.libris.no
LIKEABOOK www.likeabook.co.uk
LITRES www.litres.ru
LOVEREADING.CO.UK www.lovereading.co.uk
MAPSTOP/GLOBAL MAPPING LTD www.mapstop.co.uk
MARUZEN www.maruzen.co.jp
MIBOOK.DK www.mibook.dk
MIKE’S FAMOUS BOOKSTALL www.mikesfamous.co.uk
MONDADORI INIZIATIVE www.mondadori.com
OLD HALL BOOKSHOP www.oldhallbooks.com
ORELL FUESSLI BUCHHANDLUNGS AG www.books.ch
PENGUIN SPAINS www.twomillionbooks.com
PENNINN/IB PRESS www.eymundsson.is
PREMS LIBREXIM SRL www.okian.ro
RAHVA RAAMAT LTD www.rahvaraamat.ee
RIID00 www.riidoo.se
SAXO.COM www.saxo.com
SELEXYZ BOEKHANDELS www.selexyz.nl
SF BOKHANDELN AB www.sfbok.se
SMARTEBOOK.COM CO LTD www.mobi-book.com
SOL Y SOMBRA BOOKS SL www.books4spain.com
SPARKLE DIRECT LTD www.sparkledirect.com
ST PETERSBURG DOM KNIGI www.dom-knigi.ru
STOCKMANN / AKATEEMINEN www.akateeminen.com
TESCO www.tesoebooks.com
TFC INTERNATIONAL www.thefirstclub.net
THE BEST YOU CAN BE www.thebestyoucanbe.org
THE ENGLISH BOOKSHOP www.englishbookshop.nl
TITE LIVE BELGIQUE www.titelive.be
TXTR GMBH http://txtr.com/en/store/
UNIVERSITY BOOKSELLER www.university-bookseller.co.uk
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK BOOKSHOP www.warwickbooks.com
ILOVEBOOKS www.e-bookstore.com

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More and More Awards

Still more awards keep coming in. This time several of our NBN publishers have won awards at the International Book Awards (check it out here). Click on the ISBNs below for links to the books’ pages on our website.

Congratulations to all our publishers on their awards!

Best New Fiction Finalist 
Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Fiction Studio Books
9781936558308

Best New Spirituality Book Winner 
Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences by Swami Kriyananda
Crystal Clarity Publishers
9781565892644

Comics: Graphic Novel Winner
Mi Barrio by Robert Renteria
Writers of the Round Table, Inc.
9781610660006

Crafts/Hobbies/How-To Winner
Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy, compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale, contributions by Design Collective
Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing
9781607054160

Fiction: Literary Finalist 
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith
Fiction Studio Books
9781936558186 

Fiction: Young Adult Finalist 
Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Fiction Studio Books
9781936558308

Poetry: General Winner
What Matters by Adele Kenny
Welcome Rain Publishers
9781566490795

Spirituality: General Finalist
The Silence of the Mind by Ilie Cioara
O-Books
9781846948299

Sports: General Winner 
Shin Gi Tai: Karate Training for Body, Mind, and Spirit by Michael Clarke
YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
9781594392177

Youth Issues Finalist
From the Barrio to the Board Room, 2nd Edition by Robert Renteria
Writers of the Round Table, Inc.
9781610660112

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WBP Design & Effectiveness Awards

Hello everyone, I’m very happy to share that our RLPG design team won three awards at the Washington Book Publishers Design and Effectiveness Awards last Tuesday (May 22) evening.

This year Maria and Devin took home the awards, though all our designers have been winners in past years. Our team regularly takes home multiple awards at this ceremony and I couldn’t be prouder of their consistent level of excellence in designing our covers.

We offer our design services to our clients as part of our Fusion program as well, so you too can have access to the amazing creative talents we have on staff. If you are interested in learning more or in contracting our design services, send me an email and we can discuss your needs.

Feel free to click on the links below to see our award-winning covers.

ILLUSTRATED COVER

First Place: Wine Wars (Rowman & Littlefield)

https://rowman.com/ISBN/978-0-7425-6819-8

ILLUSTRATED COVER

Second Place: Only the Wing (Rowman & Littlefield/SISP)

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781935623038

TYPOGRAPHIC COVER

Honorable Mention: Early Charlie Chaplin (Scarecrow Press

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810882423

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What We Do: Offset Printing Edition

In this What We Do post, I’ll cover our offset printing capabilities and supply information on how to secure quotes and arrange offset printing through NBN Fusion.

Similar to my earlier post on DSR printing, we use our offset print volume with our preferred vendors to drive the cost of printing down and provide our NBN Fusion clients with access to those cost savings. We work with multiple printers domestically and internationally and we can help you select the best print option for your project based upon spec, schedule and cost.

To submit a request for offset printing, use the same online form that you use for DSR printing and submit the title information to our Fusion print manufacturing department. That form can be found here.

A representative will contact you with any questions and will supply you with a cost estimate for approval. Once you approve the estimate and make the decision to move forward with printing, you will be asked to supply your print-ready text and cover files via your pre-assigned Fusion ftp site. After you upload files, notify your representative and he or she will schedule the printing with our vendor. Once the job is sent, you will be given an estimated ship date, which will also be entered into our warehouse database so that the printed books can be received.

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What We Do: POD Edition

Print on Demand (POD) is another key part of the services we offer in NBN Fusion. Simply put, we print your titles as they are ordered by customers. This eliminates the need to monitor inventory or maintain physical books in the warehouse. It allows titles that would otherwise be out of print due to the cost of printing to remain available for sale. Once your title is made available through the NBN Fusion POD program it will always show as in stock.

You can provide a physical book to scan and create cover and text files or you can provide a .pdf file for these. The ideal .pdf file:

  1. Has one complete .pdf that is PDF/X-1a standard.
  2. Contains effective image resolution of halftones at 300 dpi and line art 800 dpi.
  3. Has the desired trim size plus 1/8” bleed on all sides.
  4. Has desired margins.
  5. Contains only the color/colors for desired output.
  6. Has embedded fonts.
  7. Has grayscale images for black and white jobs, not Monotones.

When submitting your title for POD you have two choices of paper stock: cream 55# Glatfelter, which has a ppi of 360, or white 60# Arbor, which has a ppi of 444. The cover will be printed on a 10 pt cover stock with a gloss lamination. Currently, there are no other lamination choices available in POD.

The turnaround time for new titles is 2-3 weeks if you provide a print ready .pdf files for your title and 4 weeks if you provide a physical book to scan. Once your title has been made available through our program it will have a 48-hour turnaround for printing as ordered by customers.

We will generate one invoice for all printing fees and this will be deducted from your statement unless otherwise agreed. The sales from all printing locations are consolidated on your online sales reports as well.

If you would like a title to become POD or would like to ask about pricing, contact Tonya Hearon at pod@nbnbooks.com. She will work with you to determine if your title is a good candidate for POD based on initial print quantity, trim size, and page count. Once it is determined that your title is a good candidate she will provide you with the metadata sheet needed to process your title.

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