We’re always thrilled when new publishers join Slicebooks, and our recent launch of the Slicebooks Store beta has inspired several more publishers to join (over 200 and counting so far). Today we are pleased to announce that Rowman & Littlefield, the National Book Network (NBN) and Michelin Guides have all signed up on the Slicebooks platform.
With education being a major focus of ours, Rowman & Littlefield, is a wonderful addition to Slicebooks. As their web site describes, Rowman & Littlefield “is one of the world’s leading independent publishers with a strong focus on Academic Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Government & Official Data, and Educational Publishing.”
NBN (and their international distribution group, NBNi) represent over 200 client publishers and “is an independent, full-service sales, marketing, and distribution company serving North American and overseas independent publishers of non-fiction, fiction, and children’s titles.” A few NBN client publishers, such at C&T Publishing, are already slicing and remixing content on Slicebooks. We expect to be adding many more to our catalog soon.
Adding sliced content from the world famous Michelin Guides furthers our aim to build a comprehensive repository of chunked and remixable travel content (and we expect to welcome several more travel publishers shortly). Here’s a summary from their website of Michelin’s three guide book programs:
Complete travel guides for longer trips, and are recognized by their bright green covers. They provide a wealth of destination information including historical background, art and architecture, cultural insights as well as restaurant and hotel information. Entries are organized geographically by town or neighborhood.
More experimental in nature. Colorful and practical, the pocket-sized Michelin Must Sees guide series hits the highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. All sights are carefully reviewed and star-rated to ensure your time and money is spent wisely. Color-coded sections help you quickly focus on what to see, do and know for an exciting travel experience, and offer a selection of the best hotels, restaurants, clubs and kids’ activities for every budget.
The famous restaurant and hotel guides, often referred to as the Red Guides due to their distinctive red covers. A team of full-time professional restaurant and hotel inspectors anonymously evaluate establishments according to a rigorous set of criteria. Only the best restaurants and hotels are included in the guide, where every establishment is a trusted Michelin recommendation. These guides outline Michelin’s selections for dining and accommodations, and do not contain site and attraction information found in the other guides.