FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – Today, BitLit adds higher education publisher, Wiley, to its ebook bundling platform. Readers who own Wiley books, including titles published under the Wrox and Sybex imprints, will be able to use the BitLit app to download DRM-free ebooks of their print books for 90% off the digital list price.
BitLit is a free app that allows readers to download free or highly discounted ebooks if they own the book in print. Readers use the BitLit app to take a picture of their bookshelf (a “shelfie”) to find out which of their print books are eligible for digital bundles. To claim a bundled ebook readers must write their name on the book’s copyright page and snap a photo using the app.
“BitLit aligns with the Wiley vision of giving our customers the information they want, in the form they want, whenever they want it. For over 200 years, Wiley has evolved to meet the needs of our customers and offering our ebooks as bundles is another step in that journey,” said Peter Balis, VP & Director of Business Development for Wiley.
BitLit’s CEO, Peter Hudson said, “Over the past year, BitLit has seen strong user demand for bundling of technical books and we’re happy to be able to meet that demand with the addition of titles from Wiley. We’re excited that Wiley shares the BitLit vision that readers should be able to read what they want, how they want.”
Wiley joins the over 275 publishers and 80,000 titles that are currently available to bundle through BitLit, including titles from technical publishers Elsevier, O’Reilly and Packt.
BitLit is a free app that allows publishers to reconnect with readers by offering free or highly discounted retroactive digital book bundling. Peter Hudson and Marius Muja founded BitLit in 2013. BitLit is based in Vancouver, BC. www.bitlit.com
Mary Alice Elcock