Quebecor Media inks e-book partnership with ReadBooks SAS

The Quebec media group is enhancing its publishing offering by having ReadBooks develop new software for its Archambault and Paragraph properties.

Quebec media group Quebecor Media has inked an e-book partnership with ReadBooks SAS, which includes taking an unspecified minority stake in the France and Quebec-based company.

As part of the agreement, ReadBooks help develop new software for Quebecor Media properties Archambault and Paragraph to bolster their book-reading value for consumers.

“Quebecor is happy to partner with an entrepreneurial team involved in such a growing and well positioned sector of today’s digital and virtual economy,” Pierre Karl Peladeau, president and CEO of Quebecor Media, said in a statement.

ReadBooks has offices in Paris and Montreal, and plans to double its staff to around 60 people by the end of the year.