Bowker & Vook Partner to Expand Self-Publishing Services


By Dianna Dilworth Comment

 Bibliographic information site Bowker has teamed up with digital publishing services company Vook to make more tools available to self-published authors using

Thanks to the partnership, authors using, will now be able to purchase Vook’s eBook production and distribution tools. This adds to the ISBN and metadata services already available on the site. Vook’s distribution network includes digital book retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.

“The self-publishing community is growing dramatically and we’re eager to support these authors with access to high-quality services,” explained Beat Barblan, director of Bowker Identifier Services, in a statement. “We are continuously evolving to become a one-stop site where authors, as well as self and small publishers can easily find what they need. Teaming with Vook is another important step toward fulfilling that goal.”