Official Press Release
New partnership with Bluewater Productions delivers PatronsFirst£ content
Over the past decade, the graphic novel category has become one of the fastest growing at public, academic, and school libraries alike. More recently, libraries around the world have been signing on to the ReadersFirst movement, which supports simplified and cross platform patron access to books and other library materials.
Now, in a project the participants say combines the best of both of these trends, Bluewater Productions will offer over 750 graphic novels to library patrons with a single tap reading experience across all platforms, with no checkouts, returns, or multi-user limits.
BiblioBoard, winner of a Publishing Innovation Award for design excellence, enables libraries to deliver a consumer grade patron experience for books, documents, video and audio that is free from the frustrations and impediments that frequently hamper patron adoption of libraries’ digital offerings. Library patrons using BiblioBoard enjoy an experience akin to current media experiences delivered by companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple.
Based in Vancouver, Washington, Bluewater Productions graphic novels have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. Their titles have been featured in CNN, Fox News, The Today Show and The Tonight Show, and showcased in Vanity Fair, People magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the National Enquirer and many other national media outlets.
“We are thrilled about this partnership with Bluewater,” said Mitchell Davis, Founder & Chief Business Officer behind BiblioBoard. “They are young, innovative, and have stirred up a ton of buzz with their fresh content. Bluewater creates modern content that patrons are demanding and we’ve created the modern platform that patrons expect. Seemed like the perfect fit,” said Davis.
Although Bluewater Productions does offer many graphic novels covering traditional subjects and superheroes, much of the press and attention has come from the release of hyper-contemporary content.
Bluewater has published graphic novels on politicians such as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, pop stars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, and even entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg. A keen eye for social trends, a nimble production crew, and highly talented artists and writers have given Bluewater the opportunity to release these publications in a timely manner and broaden their audience.
Bluewater also works with best-selling novelists to transform their worlds into the graphic novel realm such as Julie Kagawa (“The Iron Fey”), S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders), John Saul (Blackstone Chronicles), William Shatner (TekWar), William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run), Steve Harvey (Roopter Rouz), and more.
“This is a pretty amazing partnership. I was a library kid growing up and to see how they are embracing digital content makes me thrilled. Libraries have always been a huge part of our outreach because of the positive impact they make on communities. To view what BiblioBoard has done is mind blowing and will make it easier for librarians to purchase,” said Darren Davis, Publisher and President of Bluewater Productions.
BiblioBoard is the PatronsFirst mobile library. Digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers around the world that are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere with no check outs, returns or multi-user limits. BiblioBoard is transforming access to information by providing a world-class mobile and web user experience that thrills library patrons and is sustainable for publishers. To learn more, visit www.biblioboard.com <http://www.biblioboard.com>
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater is a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comic books, graphic novels and Multimedia. Dedicated to pairing high-quality art with innovative storytelling, Bluewater creates a wide variety of intellectual properties that engage a growing readership and bridge the gap between comic books and the diverse multimedia marketplace. With stories that range from classic myths, science fiction and superheroes to Hollywood legends such as William Shatner, Ray Harryhausen, William F. Nolan, Vincent Price, Adam West, John Saul, S.E. Hinton and the internationally-known biographical comics “Fame,” “Female Force” and “Political Power,” Bluewater is a fresh voice in comic publishing. To learn more, visit www.bluewaterprod.com <http://www.bluewaterprod.com>