March 9, 2017 Last Updated 8:33 am

Icon Books partners with Exact Editions on online subscription package for Graphic Guide series

Also: Exact Editions ABC accreditation renewed, the company is an associate member

London, UK – March 9, 2017 — Icon Books launch today a digital subscription package of its Introducing Graphic Guide series, available to purchase for institutions and individuals around the world.

Using a unique mix of witty and insightful graphic novel-style illustration and concise, authoritative text from experts in the field, the Graphic Guide series has been described as ‘a miracle of contemporary publishing’ by poet Don Patterson in the Guardian. In partnership with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, Icon has developed a digital collection of the series that will prove invaluable to those seeking a guide to humankind’s biggest thinkers and ideas.

First published by Icon 25 years ago – the books the company was founded to publish – topics range from Foucault to Feminism, via Stephen Hawking and quantum theory, making big ideas accessible for readers across a range of digital platforms.

The Introducing Graphic Guides collection uses the Exact Editions’ technology to offer subscribers seamless access to the whole collection, across web, iOS and Android platforms. Each page, of every book appears in digital as it would in print, so that the full illustrated edition looks just as good on an iPad or via the Exact Editions website as it does as a physical copy.

Schools, universities, businesses or any other organisation can now give their users instant access to the collection of Introducing Graphic Guides so that users can search across each book, or the whole collection, with the touch of a button. The digital access is unlimited, IP authenticated, and can be accessed remotely so that any number of users at a subscribing organisation can read, download, and search the comprehensive collection.

Browse the Introducing: Graphic Guides in Exact Editions’ institutional and individual shops here:

Andrew Furlow, Sales & Marketing Director at Icon Books said: “It’s very fitting that, in the year in which we celebrate Icon’s, and therefore the Graphic Guides’, 25th birthday we launch our first subscription package for the series. Millions of readers around the world have enjoyed the series in its physical and ebook form to date and it’s exciting that we’re now able to offer another way for these unique books to be enjoyed.”

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “The graphic guide digital collection is a wonderful selection of books that will prove invaluable as a reference work for schools and universities.”


London, UK – March 9, 2017Exact Editions, the digital publishing specialists, has renewed it’s ABC (Audit Bureau Circulations) accreditation, ensuring publishing partners continue to receive the most up to date and accurate circulation data on their digital readers.

Exact Editions offers a variety of digital solutions for a wide range of magazine and journal publishers, including web, iOS and Android specific apps. Specialising in helping publishers build subscriptions in the institutional and individual sales markets, Exact Editions works with prestige publishers to sell expansive searchable archives.

As the publishing industry body for media measurement ABC provide independently verified circulation figures for publications, facilitating publishers’ selling of advertising space across titles. As an ABC Associate sales made via Exact Editions can be reported and accredited by ABC. Exact Editions’ publishing partners can continue to access ABC verified reports on their digital circulation, these reports are integrated into the Exact Editions publisher portal, and are downloadable at the click of a button, crucial for publishers partaking in advertising and marketing negotiations. With the growing strength of digital subscriptions it is vital for publishers to be able to easily access accurate figures on their digital circulation, which ABC facilitates in a comprehensive and accessible manner.

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions said: “Exact Editions are delighted to renew our ABC accreditation. It is great for us and our partners to able to offer the most up to date, accurate, and independently verified reader figures on digital readership.”

Jan Pitt, Group Executive Director of ABC, commented: “Exact Editions has now been an Associate Member of ABC since 2012 and this is its 5th accreditation. I’m delighted that Exact Editions remains committed to getting its processes and reports certified by ABC. I’ve no doubt the enhanced trust and transparency that comes from ABC accreditation will continue to bring benefit to the publishers using its platform.”

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