Cricket Media's award winning content to be distributed to over 2,600 public, military, academic, school and corporate libraries worldwide through the Zinio for Libraries program.
WASHINGTON DC, and NEW YORK, NY, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, and Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand, today announced a distribution agreement that will incorporate Cricket Media magazine titles into the Zinio for Libraries program.
Since its inception in 2012, the Zinio for Libraries service, as distributed by Recorded Books, Inc., has expanded rapidly to become the leading digital magazine service for libraries worldwide. Cricket Media's digital magazines will become available to subscribing libraries and their patrons in May, alongside the almost 3,000 titles already participating in the program.
"We are excited to add Cricket Media's titles to our portfolio," said Joan Sola, EVP, Chief Global Markets, Zinio. "We continue to evolve the service as a whole and believe these titles will further enhance our ZfL proposition, in particular for public and school (K-12) libraries."
"Having the opportunity to expand our reach to thousands of libraries worldwide is very exciting," said Katya Andresen, CEO, Cricket Media. "We are delighted with the high demand for our content from librarians across the world, and we're looking forward to working with Zinio to make our award winning content available in more and more ways."
About Zinio, LLC
Headquartered in NYC, the company has provided millions of readers with access to thousands of magazines via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It sells and distributes 6,000+ magazines from nearly 1,200 publishers in 33 languages. It has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London, and Vietnam. Zinio's attention to the customer experience has made it the preferred platform for digital reading. With a seamless interface and product offering, Zinio transforms magazines into digital editions that offer a compelling reading experience and innovative ways for readers to discover great content. For more information, please visit: www.zinio.com.
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The Company operates in the United Kingdom through its W.F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. For more information, please visit www.recordedbooks.com.
SOURCE Cricket Media Inc.
For further information: Zinio, Rebecea Lisica, General Manager, N.A., 646-762-9683; Cricket Media, Katya Andresen, CEO 703-885-3400