June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022 | Oakdale, MN:
Through an exclusive partnership with the trailblazing media production company LIT Videobooks, Bibliotheca is making best-selling non-fiction books available to library patrons in a ground-breaking new video format.
LIT Videobooks partners with best-selling authors and Emmy award-winning filmmakers to distill the core ideas of each book into a documentary-like video format under an hour. LIT Videobooks include interviews, live-action reenactments, animation, data visualization, and more.
“LIT Videobooks makes consuming a book as enjoyable as watching a movie, allowing bestselling nonfiction books to be more accessible to more people,” says Ronak Sheth, CEO & Founder of LIT Videobooks. “We are thrilled to partner with Bibliotheca to increase the reach of our most popular titles beyond our own platform.”
Available exclusively to Bibliotheca customers in the library channel, LIT Videobooks will be available to watch on biblio+, Bibliotheca’s unlimited video streaming service and to participating cloudLibrary customers. The first title, international bestseller, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini, which has sold over 5 million copies will be released to library patrons on June 24, 2022. Additional titles will be released monthly. Upcoming releases include How To Talk To Anyone, Oh Crap! Potty Training and How Women Rise.Influence:
“We are thrilled to be the first to partner with the LIT Videobooks team to bring essential business and self-development books to library patrons in an immersive way” says Blandine Mercier-McGovern, Director of Content Strategy, Acquisition & Content Insights at biblio+. “LIT Videobooks are an invaluable resource for busy learners who come to the library seeking the skills they need to meet the challenges life throws at us all – from improving communication and leadership skills to parenting essentials like potty training, and everything in between.”
Influence: This exclusive content partnership with LIT Videobooks kicks off biblio+’s lifelong-learning video content offering designed to support patrons in their learning journeys. Additional partnerships will be announced in the weeks to come.
Watch the trailer of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.
biblio+ is a new streaming service that partners with libraries to provide communities with free and unlimited access to an exciting, ad-free catalog of groundbreaking film and captivating television on any device. All you need is a library card.
Learn more at biblioplus.com
About LIT Videobooks
LIT Videobooks is the pioneer in creating and distributing 1-hour video versions of best-selling nonfiction books, combining interviews, animation, data visualizations, archives and other live footage to bring each author’s insights and ideas to life. The LIT team works with top authors to produce and market a variety of books spanning business, self-help, health and wellness, relationships and more. LIT’s innovative new videobook format makes it easier for anyone to learn
Bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and library management solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Bibliotheca reimagines how libraries function, using integrated technology to inspire and delight all kinds of people, wherever they are: at home, on the move, or within the library walls.
Bibliotheca employs 400 people across 21 countries, partnering with 30,000 libraries to make the library experience—physical and digital—seamless, intuitive, and inclusive.
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