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STEALTH arrives in Serbia! Thanks to a partnership with Nova Autorska Agencija

stealth 2Maybe you already know STEALTH, our distribution platform with more than 1.100 international publishers aboard, and more than 55.000 ebooks.

We’re proud to announce that now STEALTH goes in the markets of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro thanks to the agreement with Nova Autorska Agencija (NAA), one of the main Serbian copyright management companies.

NAA will represent STEALTH exclusively in these countries. They’ll follow new publishers and stores on the platform, as well as take care of support for every need or question.

STEALTH is becoming more and more international and, as our CEO Antonio Tombolini said, “we’re sure that the experience of such an important professional, so well-established in the Country, will give a huge contribution to the spread of our distribution platform in the ex-Yugoslavia district, which joins the other Countries where Simplicissimus already is present with local representatives: Germany, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Turkey and Poland”, says Antonio Tombolini, Simplicissimus’ founder and CEO.

NAA_Logo_4CMaja Radak, Nova Autorska Agencija’s CEO, concludes: “Considering the growing importance of ebooks on global level, it is our pleasure to announce cooperation with one of the Italian biggest ebook distributors – STEALTH, Simplicissimus Book Farm. Our goal is to increase awareness of ebooks in ex Yugoslavian region, and make them available for all book lovers whom are living outside of their home country but would like to read books in their native language, in electronic format. We will make available both classics and bestsellers in order to increase their importance and pass the best pieces of literature work’s on to the new generation. We are so much looking forward giving something new to our readers, as we plan to put back fun into the reading.”

This new proposal to readers and publishers will be realized by STEALTH that is dedicated “to the publishers willing to stay publishers”, as its motto says. :)

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Simplicissimus at Guadalajara International Book Fair

Last Monday at Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), Viviana Paredes, our Area Manager for LatAm, and Paolo Primavera, our Country Manager for Chile & Argentina, presented STEALTH and GandhiNarcissus, a Self Publishing platform for all the Spanish-speaking authors, result of the cooperation between Narcissus.me by Simplicissimus Book Farm and Gandhi bookstores, one of the major publishing realities in Mexico and Latin America.

As our CEO Antonio Tombolini said, “self publishing is the opportunity of the Renaissance of publishing.
The international Gandhi-Narcissus platform is the proof that he’s right.

Thank you to our colleagues Viviana and Paolo!
Here they are at FIL:

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SBF Mexico: Gandhi-Narcissus work together in LatAm to make Self Publishing possible

Next Monday, 1st DecemberViviana Paredes, our Area Manager for LatAm, will present STEALTH and GandhiNarcissus platforms, dedicated to Self Publishing.
Librerias Gandhi and Narcissus.me decided to cooperate to provide the most important Self Publishing service in Mexico of course, but also in Latin America.

Viviana for Simplicissimus Book Farm, with exponents of Libros GPro Chile and Cooperativa Editores de la Furia, will intervene at the International Book Fair of Guadalajara (FIL) at 14.30 Mexican time. Precisely the presentation will be at stand MM12 in International Area.
There will be also a special guest: the very first author of Gandhi-Narcissus, Oscar Rodríguez González, Director of development at El Palacio de Hierro, who will present his book Familia Laboral.

“This precious partnership with such an important publishing reality for Mexico and LatAm as Gandhi, is a clear signal of how much Self Publishing is growing, becoming the real opportunity for a Renaissance of publishing, – says Antonio Tombolini, Simplicissimus Book Farm’s CEO – and we trust that our services for selfpublishers will encounter a great reception by all the Spanish-speaking authors.”

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Simplicissimus’ international week, departures

AC e Daniel a LoretoYesterday was the 3rd day of training with Anne-Catherine and Daniel, our new colleagues.

It was the last day, dedicated to Narcissus’ community, to communication and numbers again.
With Giovanna Russo, Giulia Sbaffo, Pamela Moro and Marco Croella, Federico Pugnaloni and Ciccio Rigoli.

Daniel and Anne-Catherine left today, ready to start their job in our i18n & L10n unit, as Country Manager for Germany and Narcissus Global Community Manager.

Simplicissimus’ tribe is more and more international, and also our Virtual Office of course!

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International week, Day 2

International week - Day 2Let’s continue Simplicissimus’ training with our new colleagues, Anne-Catherine from France and Daniel from Germany.
Today was about STEALTH and Ultima Books, EPUB and numbers.

With Ciccio Rigoli, STEALTH Product Manager, Marco Barulli, CFO, Federico Pugnaloni, CIO, Lorenzo Giuggolini, Director Content Production, and Lucia Zitelli, Director Customer Satisfaction.

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Let’s start Simplicissimus’ international week

Today is the first of three days dedicated to meet, update and share experiences with our new colleagues in Simplicissimus.

It’s a pleasure to introduce you Anne-Catherine de Fombelle, who will be our Narcissus Global Community Manager, and Daniel Bräuer, our Country Manager for Germany.
They met half of the tribe, tomorrow they’ll meet the rest. :)

Welcome here Anne-Catherine and Daniel!

[In the pics with Marco Croella, our COO, and Giacomo D’Angelo, Narcissus Product Manager, who are both in the middle.]
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Kindle Unlimited lands in Italy: STEALTH is there with over 3,000 titles

Kindle Unlimited – Amazon’s programme to which readers subscribe to have over 700,000 books available for reading, both in Italian and in other languages, at a monthly fee of €9.99 – was launched on November 4.

logo_stealthSTEALTH – the distribution platform by Simplicissimus Book Farm – joined immediately, giving its distributed publishers the opportunity of being the first ones present on Kindle Unlimited.

Over 3,000 titles distributed by STEALTH have been made available on Kindle Unlimited since the very first day.
“A few weeks ago, we presented our publishers with the possibility to join this innovative programme – said Ciccio Rigoli, STEALTH Product Manager – and today we are proud to announce that STEALTH is there since the beginning and that the publishers are just as enthusiastic as we are.”

“Simplicissimus Book Farm has proved once again to be promptly reactive to the market’s innovation, and I have to thank our staff for this, as well as the nearly one thousand publishers who have placed their trust in us this time too”, concluded Antonio Tombolini, Simplicissimus’ CEO.

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Digital publishing: Antonio Tombolini to the Sharjah International Book Fair

AT alla SIBF (piccola)From 5th to 15th November the United Arab Emirates will host one of the most important events in the publishing world, the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), located in Sharjah, the capital city of the same name emirate.
Moreover, from 2nd to 4th November there will be many meetings and seminars with the major publishing professionals.

Among them there will be Antonio Tombolini, Simplicissimus’ CEO, who will intervene in the panel called Antonio Tombolini“Show me the Money! New business models for digital book market”, analyzing many aspects of the new publishing market, its dynamics and mechanisms.
With him also Lisa Gallagher (NY Faculty member and literary agent at Sanford J Greenburger), Nathan Hull (Digital Product Development Director, Penguin Random House) and Ashraf Maklad (Managing Director, Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region -PP-).
The seminar will be on Monday 3 November, from 11.20 to 12.20.

Sharjah International Book Fair reaches this year its 33rd edition becoming the most prestigious book fair in the Arab world and home to the most exciting literary event in the region.
Growing more and more since 1982, SIBF is now a literary event known all over the world: over 1.000 publishers participating from 53 countries, and over 1 million visitors make the Sharjah International Book Fair an unmissable appointment for the publishing industry.

Simplicissimus couldn’t miss it.

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Our 2014 Buchmesse

Coming back from Frankfurt, our COO Marco Croella Marco Croella a Francoforte 2014
tells us about four stimulating and crowded days.

The busy schedule was full of interesting appointments: publishers and stores, but also many other enterprises.
“Here at the Buchmesse you can find everything – says Marco – software houses, big international stores and small publishers of crime stories from Hong Kong.”

On the right, our COO’s official selfie; hereunder his presentation of STEALTH at the Book Fair: