Copia, a digital content platform offering book content, social networking and retail e-commerce, is offering its services as a back-end service and content provider to publishers, retailers, hardware OEMs and other potential media partners. Copia allows its subscribers to engage in a wide variety of media consumption, sharing, commerce and commentary while navigating through a single online portal.
Originally launched as a social networking site for books, Copia’s software platform was designed to handle a variety of services and is available to all devices through OS-specific apps and an online portal. Users can set up lists of their books, buy e-books and physical books, buy digital textbooks and add notes and commentary and create online study groups and connect with like-minded readers. Copia also offers a turnkey retail presence for physical indie bookstores looking for a way to offer e-books to its customers.
Copia has millions of digital and physical books for sale, including 15,000 digital textbooks, in addition to offering magazines, newspapers, digital music, movies, games and more.
Ben Lowinger, executive v-p of Copia, said the Powered by Copia white label service offers potential partners a single entryway to a variety of markets and services in the U.S. and around the world. “Copia’s natural partners are OEMs and content providers, such as publishers and media companies,” Lowinger said.