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ePub Direct Funded To Supply E-Books To Kindle, iBooks Et Al

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If print book costs major on distributing boxes of dead trees, what price the e-book fulfilment sector?

Cork, Ireland-based wholesale e-book supplier ePub Direct is taking €1.3 ($1.69/£1.09) million in funding to grow its business supplying e-books to digital retailers.

ePub supplies titles to 116 stores including Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Waterstones and to over 15,000 online libraries.

It says it wants to grow in to Europe’s leading e-book supplier.

The equity funding comes from The Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund, a €75 ($97.64/£62.95) million targeting companies in Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland, and is managed by NCB Ventures

Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund’s Will Prendergast is joining ePub’s board.

One Response to “ePub Direct Funded To Supply E-Books To Kindle, iBooks Et Al”


    Seems expensive for what they are offering. Quarterly payments? Hmmm …. not exactly tantalising. Might be useful for the large publishers but nothing there for the small indies.