Firebrand Technologies, a digital publishing services and software vendor, has acquired eBook Architects, an Austin, Tex. -based firm specializing in designing a wide range of e-books and founded by noted digital design expert Joshua Tallent. Firebrand will retain the eBook Architects brand and the company will remain in its offices in Austin. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A well-known personality and professional in the digital publishing community, Tallent will continue to direct eBook Architects. He said he was “thrilled to add our services to the comprehensive offerings currently available from Firebrand,” and added, that "joining the Firebrand Technologies family will greatly enhance our ability to reach more publishers.”

Noted for its ability to take on complex e-book designs and enhanced digital content, eBook Architects works with both publishers and authors to produce content for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire and Nook HD devices. The company has produced e-book content for such partners as Open Road Integrated Media, The Library of America, Titan Books and others.

Fran Toolan, CEO of Firebrand Technologies, said the acquisition fits into the Firebrand mission to establish itself at the point where “publishers, content and readers meet.” Toolan said that bringing design expertise in-house allows us to fully serve our current and future customers, and furthers our mission of providing services at the intersection of publishers, content and readers.”