Firebrand Acquires eBook Architects

Technology services company Firebrand Technologies has acquired the eBook design services company eBook Architects in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition brings eBook formatting and design to Firebrand’s suite of digital publishing services. Firebrand also offers services for digital book cover distribution, e-commerce and digital title transfers. In addition, the company also owns eBook distribution company NetGalley.

The eBook Architects brand will stay alive under the Firebrand umbrella, and the company’s staff will continue working from their existing office in Austin, TX. eBook Architects’ founder Joshua Tallent will stay on as a senior member of the Firebrand team.

In 2011, Tallent told mediabistro about how he started his company. “When the Kindle came out in 2007, I saw the opportunity to help authors format their books as eBooks. At first, it was just a part-time way to make extra money, but about nine months after I started doing it, it turned into a full time job,” he said. “I hired my first employee last year. A couple of weeks ago, I hired employee No.11.”

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