TurnHere Signs New Distribution Partners

    September 10, 2007

Online video solutions platform TurnHere, has announced more than a dozen new distribution partners for its online video channel BookVideos.tv.

New distribution partners include aNobii, Blinkx, blip.tv, Book Divas, Buy.com, FORA.tv, Goodreads, Lib.rario.us, LibraryThing, Revish, Veoh, Vuze and WhatsOnMyBookshelf.

Currently TurnHere’s distribution network consists of major Web portals including AOL, Google, MSN, Yahoo and YouTube. With its new video and publishing partners, TurnHere hopes to bring a global audience of book fans broader access to BookVideos.tv.

"TurnHere’s author videos are compelling content, and we think they are an excellent addition to our author profiles," said Otis Chandler, founder and CEO, Goodreads.

"We’re finding that seeing and hearing a favorite author in an on-page video is a very evocative experience, and we’re very excited to be working with TurnHere to provide it to our members."

In addition to its new distribution partners, TurnHere has launched a new customizable widget and enhanced video player for book publishers. The new video player was built using ActionScript 3.0 programming language, added commenting options, improved author bios and book descriptions, book jacket art, related video links, embed codes and link sharing functionality through RSS feeds and email.

"TurnHere’s network of distribution partners is growing at an incredible rate and we are continuing to look at strategic business initiatives that add value to book publishers through BookVideos.tv," said Bradley J. Inman, CEO and founder, TurnHere.

"As we continue to forge new relationships with a diverse range of Web partners, we are reaching a very engaged online audience never before tapped into by the publishing market."