CHARLIE BROWN AND PEANUTS GO DIGITAL WITH eBOOKS

Graphicly partners with Peanuts Worldwide to enable distribution of over 60 titles to the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and more

SAN FRANCISCO, CA & NEW YORK CITY, NY – December 20, 2012 – Innovative visual content eBook distributor Graphicly is excited to announce a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide to bring the vast library of Peanuts children’s books and comic strips to the leading eBook Marketplaces on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Reader, Google Play Books and others.

By partnering with Graphicly, Peanuts Worldwide will bring more than 60 titles featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang to an audience of millions using devices such as the iPad, Kindle Fire and Fire HD and Nook to purchase and read books.  Titles include the holiday staple A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, the children’s classic HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN and the complete PEANUTS newspaper strip archives.

By utilizing the Graphicly Digital Distribution platform, which provides publishers the ability to upload one file and distribute it everywhere, including support for optimized fixed-layout visual books, children’s books and interactive books, Graphicly makes it easier than ever for publishers like Peanuts Worldwide to maximize their potential audiences for the content by distributing to the top eBook marketplaces.

Graphicly is the only company to provide publishers a simple, low cost, one-click solution to distribution that includes both an integrated dashboard and deep analytics on sales, behavioral data and social engagement data around their content, accelerating books to market.

“For years, publishers have waited like Linus in the pumpkin patch for an integrated, simple and cost effective way to convert, distribute and promote digital and interactive books. We are excited to partner with Peanuts Worldwide to help make the rich history of Peanuts available to readers everywhere” Said Micah Baldwin, CEO and Founder of Graphicly.

For more information about Graphicly and the Graphicly Digital Distribution platform, please contact sales@graphicly.com and visit http://graphicly.com

For more information about Peanuts Worldwide and the complete world of Charlie Brown and Peanuts, please visit http://peanuts.com

 

About Graphicly
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment and digital content publishing platform designed to deliver what authors and publishers need to share their work with audiences across all digital channels and eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks; the iPad and iPad Mini and Android devices including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; websites and blogs through an industry leading HTML5 web app; and the only way to read, share and sell books on Facebook. Graphicly provides a system to publish and promote content, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story and understand how consumers are interacting with the content. More than 600 publishers and 8,000 creators from major publishers to independent and self publishers from around the globe, use Graphicly’s platform to deliver and promote compelling stories and activate consumers with community and content. For more information, please visit http://www.graphicly.com

PEANUTS Worldwide

The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE’S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), and SHARPER IMAGE (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ED HARDY (R) MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R), and TRUTH OR DARE brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

PRESS RELEASE: Graphicly Expands to Deliver Next Evolution in Digital Publishing

Graphicly Expands to Deliver Next Evolution in Digital Publishing

Building on its Cross-Device Marketplace, Graphicly Offers a New Platform for Authors and Publishers to Distribute and Market Their Content

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2012 – Graphicly is excited to announce the expansion of its innovative digital distribution platform to better meet the needs of authors and publishers of all types. The Graphicly platform offers automated self-publishing by converting, distributing and promoting image-based digital content across the most popular consumer mobile and eBook marketplaces including the Apple iOS Newsstand and iBooks, Barnes & Noble NOOK Color, Amazon Kindle store, the Google Android Marketplace, Facebook and many others, while streamlining the work flow, reducing production costs significantly and providing authors and publishers detailed real-time analytics. As the only platform that optimizes image-based content, Graphicly is uniquely poised to take advantage of the $23 billion publishing market, including the more than 300,000 self-published authors expected to produce a graphical work this year.

“Over the past few years, the team at Graphicly identified an unmet need in the digital publishing industry for automated tools to convert, distribute and promote image-based content,“ said Micah Baldwin, Graphicly founder and CEO.  “By opening up our proven digital distribution platform, we now provide these services, while giving authors and publishers full control of their content and revenue streams and a deep understanding of how readers are engaging with their content. We believe our customer’s books should be available in every marketplace imaginable, with the knowledge and support to properly market and promote them.”

Graphicly’s platform offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for authors and publishers to distribute their books across a variety of digital channels. Utilizing Graphicly allows authors to upload their book, publish it to one or many platforms, and promote it via the channels they choose, while retaining full ownership of their revenue stream. With a brandable and embeddable reader, an author will now be able to provide its consumers the ability to buy and enjoy content from wherever the author chooses.

Content distributed via the Graphicly platform is available across multiple channels, including the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iOS Newsstand; eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks as eBooks and enhanced eBooks; Android devices, including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; and an industry-leading HTML5 web app allowing for publishing to any website or blog.  Graphicly is also the only distribution service offering books on Facebook, with more than 90% of its publishers using this channel.

Graphicly’s expanded distribution platform also delivers custom analytics which help authors and publishers tailor their content to how their audience is reading. This seamless experience allows control over how content is consumed, as well as insight into consumers’ behaviors, including how often they read a book, how far they read into a book, and more. For the first time, publishers and authors are able to utilize data, metrics and social media – empowering them to market their books in exciting ways and better connect with their readers.

“Upon publishing my memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman, through Chronicle Books, I wanted to reach the largest audience possible,” said Michael Uslan, executive producer of the ultra successful Batman franchise of films. “Graphicly is the only digital content platform that, in an easy and simple manner, gives authors and publishers the ability to reach their audience in the places that audience frequents.”

Graphicly offers authors and publisher the ability to select the type of distribution they need, as well as the revenue model that best suits them – from a basic free offering to a flat rate per conversion, with a number of options in between. Web and Facebook posting via the self-service platform are free, with other platforms and services requiring additional commitment.

The new publishing platform is initially available to current Graphicly authors and publishers, and will be widely available in the next few weeks. Publishers and authors can sign up for more information at http://www.graphicly.com/launch

For more information, or for additional press materials, please contact Chase Perrin at chase.perrin@nof9.com.

About Graphicly
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment and digital content publishing platform designed to deliver what authors and publishers need to share their work with audiences across all digital channels, including the Apple iPhone and iPad (plus Newsstand); eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks; Android devices including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; websites and blogs through an industry leading HTML5 web app; and the only way to read, share and sell books on Facebook. Graphicly provides a system to publish and promote content, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story and understand how consumers are interacting with the content. More than 400 publishers and 6,000 creators from major publishers such as Image Comics and Chronicle Books, to indie creators from around the globe, use Graphicly’s platform to deliver and promote compelling stories and activate consumers with community and content. The Graphicly promotional network includes more than 100 million page views across more than 600 of the leading entertainment websites and blogs. For more information, please visit http://www.graphicly.com/launch