Business Wire Covers Series B Funding for BookShout!

May 23, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article From It’s one thing to sell a book. It’s another to build passionate communities around the content, providing lucrative channels for new sales and marketing opportunities. Today bookshout! announced $6M in Series B funding to expand its digital book distribution and engagement platform, giving authors control of their audiences and publishers a new … Read More Reports on Latest BookShout! Investments

May 20, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article from Dallas-based bookshout! announced today it raised $6 million in venture capital funding to expand its digital book distribution and community-building platform. It’s the latest fundraising and evolution for bookshout! and its corporate parent Rethink Books. The venture-backed capital also represents a sizable investment for a Dallas startup. Venture capital investment in North Texas has been … Read More

CareerBuilder and “Finding the Next Steve Jobs”

April 23, 2013By Alex VasquezSuccess Stories

Nolan Bushnell has always been an innovator leading the way.  As the former CEO of Atari and an employer to the young Steve Jobs, he has time and time again embraced new technologies that engage people and create conversation.  With the recent release of his much anticipated book, “Finding the Next Steve Jobs,” Nolan made … Read More

Kauffman Foundation & the Global Entreprenuership Congress

April 22, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

The Kauffman Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the U.S.–and the world–devoted to entrepreneurship and innovation.  In order to provide the book, Startup Communities, to hundreds of innovative thinkers at the Global Entreprenuership Congress in Rio, Brazil, the Kauffman Foundation engaged bookshout! and our bulk sales and distribution tools. With branded promotional cards, … Read More

TeXchange – One to Watch

April 21, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

TeXchange is one of the premier technology entrepreneur community in Texas for startup founders, business executives, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, and share experiences.  Like most organizations and events, it is traditionally quite difficult to order books, distribute them, and stay connected to the attendees.   To overcome these hurdles, TeXchange ordered all of the books for … Read More

“More or Less” an Author Tour & Launch

February 13, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

To kick off the launch of Jeff Shinabarger’s new book, “More or Less”, David C. Cook ordered 500 digital copies of the book to hand out at the event and future events.  Authors can build their following by simply speaking and selling digital books on their tours.  For each book sold, the reader can be … Read More

Brad Feld on Collaborative Reading

January 11, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article from Brad Feld is a busy guy and I personally doubt that he ever sleeps. When he’s not blogging or running The Foundry Group, he’s writing books. His latest is called Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. I know from personal experience that writing books makes you particularly opinionated about … Read More

Buy Books, Share Books & Create Reading Groups

January 10, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article from MakeUseOf People who enjoy reading books not only relish reading them, but also enjoy discussing the books they have read with others. The sharing of interpretations of plots and ideas in a book is thoroughly fun and stimulating for book lovers. Thanks to the Internet, you don’t need to meet up with people … Read More

Hot Startups Born in Dallas

January 10, 2013By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article from Entrepreneur What it does: The technology company BookShout! is expanding the horizons of e-books for publishers, authors, brands and readers. The BookShout! social and group reading technology allows readers to buy, interact with and share as they read. The company is based in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas. Entrepreneurs: Co-founder Jason Illian … Read More

A Virtual Book Club Where the Author Is a Member

December 21, 2012By Alex VasquezUncategorized

Article from Bloomberg Venture capitalist Brad Feld has been advising entrepreneurs since around the time Jeff Bezos started selling paperbacks out of his garage. A longtime investor, board member and author, Feld recently found his new favorite way to communicate with his growing legion of followers. For his fourth book, published in October, Feld is … Read More