Simon & Schuster Partners with Firebrand for eBook Distribution & Metadata

Simon & Schuster has partnered with Firebrand Technologies for digital book distribution services, as well as to provide metadata services for print and eBooks.

Firebrand will also give the big six publisher access to its digital galley distribution service NetGalley, Search Inside programs, and its Print on Demand services. They will also offer automated support to help manage territory restrictions, rights, and complex pricing, while integrating with Simon & Schuster’s in-house digital asset management system.

“Now more than ever, an efficient digital supply chain is a strategic asset,” stated Frank Nunez, VP of business operations at Simon & Schuster. “Firebrand’s Title Management system has long been at the core of a consistent title creation process for our organization, and it was a natural choice to take advantage of the automated connections between Title Management, Eloquence and Content Services.”