CodeMantra, a global supplier of publishing software and services, has reached an agreement with ePubDirect, a worldwide distributor of e-book content, to offer publishers an indirect distribution model. The alliance will benefit publishers seeking third-party sales representation to global e-book retailers and wholesalers. ePubDirect’s business model provides fulfillment, royalty disbursement, full metadata support, sales analytics and real-time reporting in an affordable package.

Said Walter Walker, executive director of publishing services at codeMantra: "Our association with ePubDirect might best be categorized as a strategic alliance, whereby codeMantra utilizes our partner’s robust royalty and distribution platform to deliver e-books for any customer seeking indirect distribution arrangements with primary, secondary or tertiary channel partners. We are delighted to have the support of ePubDirect and its highly competitive platform and services.“