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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
ArcaMax Publishing Makes List for the Second Year in a Row Ranks No. 23 in Media on the 2010 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 149%
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 – For the second consecutive year, Inc. magazine today recognized ArcaMax Publishing on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. ArcaMax was ranked 23rd in the Media category, and earned an overall ranking of 1832
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.
“The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
ArcaMax Publishing is the leader in consumer news and entertainment by email. Through ArcaMax.com, the company distributes more than 75 daily features by email to a subscriber base of 3.5 million. These are features that historically have been read in the newspaper, including comic strips like Garfield and Blondie, columnists like Dear Abby and Billy Graham, and a variety of news categories and lifestyle features.
The company's other website BookDaily.com features the first chapter of more than 85,000 books. Since launch, BookDaily has distributed more than 25 million sample chapters to readers. As book reading patterns move to digital media, BookDaily is positioned to help the book publishing industry use email to capitalize on this trend.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.
BookDaily and Email Transmit Develop Email Marketing Platform for Authors – Targeting the Self-Published Market
BookDaily.com, the leading source of book samples online, has entered into an agreement with Email Transmit to provide email marketing services to authors. The partnership is designed to help authors use email marketing to connect with readers joining their email lists through BookDaily and other online marketing endeavors.
“As book content continues to migrate to the digital environment, it is becoming increasingly important for book authors and publishers to connect with readers directly online. BookDaily is designed to help authors expose their work to readers and encourage them to opt-in to the authors' email lists,” said Scott Wolf, CEO of ArcaMax Publishing, BookDaily's parent company.
“The natural next step is to offer a solution for the authors to then communicate with these readers who have expressed interest in the authors' work using email. We researched the industry and determined that Email Transmit is uniquely suited to serve this market,“ Wolf said.
Email Transmit is a division of Mass Transmit, a full service interactive marketing company. The company's president, Anthony Schneider, is also an author. His book “Tony Soprano on Management” became a bestseller on Amazon, reaching #127 in sales. Schneider credits email marketing to its success. “I first tried hiring a PR firm to help me market my book, but that wasn't cost effective. So I turned to email marketing, and that's what worked,” Schneider said. “That's why I'm so impressed with BookDaily. We're excited to be able to work with their authors.”
The Email Transmit solution for BookDaily authors includes author newsletter templates, email list management, tracking, reporting functions, and email marketing expertise. (Authors can sign up for the service at http://emailtransmit.com/sign-up-now and use discount code “BD50” to get a special BookDaily discount.)
Wolf said that BookDaily is targeting self-published authors with its approach. According to book industry statistical source R.R.Bowker, 764,448 book titles were self-published in 2009.
“We are committed to providing the best online marketing resources available to help authors and publishers market online. We distribute sample chapters of their books on the BookDaily.com website and through related emails, and then make it easy for the readers to connect with the authors and buy their books,” he said.
About BookDaily: BookDaily is owned and operated by ArcaMax Publishing, the leader in consumer news and entertainment by email. ArcaMax distributes more than 75 daily features by email to a subscriber base of 3.5 million. The company was ranked as the 19th fastest growing company in the Media category in the Inc 5000.
BookDaily was launched in May 2009. The www.bookdaily.com website features the first chapter of more than 80,000 books. In its first year, BookDaily distributed more than 10,000,000 sample chapters to readers on the website and by email. The company has more than 25,000 full reader accounts and currently maintains 150,000 email subscriptions.
About Email Transmit: Email Transmit is a best-of-breed email marketing solution for professional marketers. We offer a combination of services and technology, including strategy, design, production, social sharing, referral marketing and campaign tracking.
As an email service provider, Email Transmit is easy to use without lengthy training or prior knowledge of HTML. Our global client list includes publishers and authors, as well as some of the world's top brands and organizations, including Heineken, Met Life, The Wharton School, and NBC Universal.
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ArcaMax Publishing, Inc. Debuts at #19 in Media Category on Inc. 5000 with 205.2 Percent Growth Rate
HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcaMax Publishing has joined the ranks of America's fastest growing private companies with a debut rank of 19 in the Media category and 1,560 overall of Inc. 5000's annual business rankings. The e-mail content provider increased revenues by 205.2 percent, qualifying it for the prestigious list of private businesses.
"We are very pleased to be ranked among such a successful group of businesses," said Scott Wolf, ArcaMax Publishing CEO. Other companies on the Inc. 5000 list include consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea.
ArcaMax Publishing provides syndicated features such as news and comics to more than three million e-mail subscribers daily. The content provider earns revenue with advertising that accompanies the daily features. Content is available in English at ArcaMax.com.
In May, ArcaMax Publishing launched BookDaily.com, a book sampling site featuring more than 60,000 book samples available by email for readers to enjoy -- free of charge. The site immediately received industry recognition, attracting 10,000 subscriber accounts and 50,000 email subscriptions in the first 60 days.
ArcaMax Publishing is a leading email provider of free news and entertainment on the Internet. This online publisher proves the marriage between "free" and "content" is really quite a happy union.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
About ArcaMax Publishing, Inc.
Arcamax Publishing, Inc. is the preeminent provider of family-friendly news and fun on the Internet, also offering daily recipes, parenting tips, popular comics, and more -- available free with an email subscription. BookDaily.com is a book sampling site for readers and is a property of ArcaMax Publishing, Inc. For information, visit www.ArcaMax.com or www.BookDaily.com.
Can BookDaily.com Sell Books?
ArcaMax Publishing's CEO, Scott Wolf, believes his company, an e-mail newsletter publisher that syndicates free licensed content to more than five million subscribers every day, can help publishers effectively promote and sell their books and even learn more about their customers' buying habits. ArcaMax publishes about 70 different e-newsletters each day offering daily samples of such well-known content as popular comics strips, auto info and books.
The digital publisher wants to expand the role of book content in its syndication business and has launched BookDaily.com, a newsletter and Web site venture that offers readers a daily feed of free licensed sample chapters from more than 60,000 books by popular authors like Stephen King, Dan Brown and Stephenie Meyer. Wolf believes he can use ArcaMax's huge subscriber base (and the detailed consumer data it collects) to promote new titles, introduce books to readers across related subject categories and generate book sales.
Originally launched in 1996 as an e-commerce site selling software products, ArcaMax switched to publishing e-newsletters in 2004, and the content syndication business took off. Wolf says the company's Garfield newsletter has just under one million subscribers, while the joke newsletter has over one million daily readers. "We don't create content," explains Wolf. "We license content consumers already know. They know the Garfield comic strip, they don't know ArcaMax. And we're always looking for new opportunities to distribute consumer content." ArcaMax signs up about 12,000 new subscribers every day across all its newsletter content bases, and Wolf says, "Once they confirm their subscription, we offer them other content."
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Sample Books Before You Purchase Them, Says ArcaMax.com
Newport News (VA) May 27, 2009 ArcaMax Publishing, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of BookDaily.com -- where book readers can browse, search and read first chapters from a selection of more than 60,000 titles.
"Our mission with this site was to create a way for readers to sample books before buying them," said Scott Wolf, ArcaMax Publishing CEO. "We also wanted to have the best variety of free book content on the Internet. We believe 60,000 titles is a great start."
BookDaily combines book sampling with email technology, allowing readers to "shelve" and receive a first chapter per day by email. This way, a reader can browse and search large lists of books. Any title of interest along the way can be added to the reader's sample bookshelf. Readers may also read an unlimited amount of free sample chapters at any time on the site.
ArcaMax Publishing (www.arcamax.com), a leading provider of online news and entertainment, is the parent site for BookDaily. BookDaily launched Memorial Day weekend and received more than 16,000 page views generating 3500 email subscriptions and 3566 visits. Readers are enjoying first chapters from popular authors such as Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Dan Brown, and many more.
Currently ArcaMax.com has more than 5 million email newsletter readers in its 70 publications -- including popular syndicated features such as Garfield, Dear Abby.
"We promoted the site to current ArcaMax subscribers, and we are very pleased with traffic and newsletter subscriptions," Wolf said. "We came up with BookDaily technology based on what we do successfully at ArcaMax, which is sending out free content by email."
The company also hopes to form partnerships with publishers and authors, Wolf added. "The Internet has become a great place for talent to be discovered. We hope publishers and authors will find our site as a perfect place to get more readers." If a reader wants to read the complete version of a book once the first chapter is finished, BookDaily includes purchase links to the books below each sample.
BookDaily is currently accepting author biographies, interviews, book trailers and related media in furthering enhancing the reader's experience and providing an opportunity for authors to feature their works.
BookDaily.com is a book sampling site for readers and is a property of Arcamax Publishing, Inc. Arcamax Publishing, Inc. is the preeminent provider of family-friendly news and fun on the Internet, also offering daily recipes, parenting tips, popular comics, and more - available free with an email subscription. For information, visit www.ArcaMax.com.
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