Aerio is an independent retail network built for book lovers to market & sell books direct to consumers.
Aerio allows users to turn any point of engagement—websites, blogs or any social stream—into a point of sale.
Joining Aerio means becoming part of one of the world's largest independent book retail networks.
Aerio is a sales, marketing, and consumer engagement tool. It allows booklovers, authors, publishers, and tastemakers turn their passion into profits by selling books direct to consumers all over the world. With Aerio, users can create and nurture new relationships while controlling direct sales, promotions, and social media marketing.
Aerio’s focus is providing a direct-to-consumer book sales experience where YOU control the customer relationship, YOU collect valuable contact information & analytics, and YOU make more money!
Plus, Aerio makes selling direct easy with complete management of the following:
All additional retailer revenue and any consumer data collected belongs to YOU. All backed by Ingram, a dedicated partner for publishers, retailers, educators, and libraries.
The world’s largest wholesaler of print and electronic books to independent bookstores, bookstore chains, internet retailers, and specialty markets, as well as other wholesalers. Ingram distributes to more than 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools, and distribution partners in 195 countries.
"A deal made in digital heaven."
If a startup acquisition in the publishing space has ever looked like a match made in digital heaven, the Ingram Content Group-Aerio deal is it…the goal is to “make the power of the publishing supply chain, for both print and ebooks, available to anyone at the push of a button…In the same way that distribution is a service, and print-on-demand is a service, and digital fulfillment is a service, now there’s retail as a service.
— The Bookseller
"Ingram Buys Aerio"
Aerio began as a developer of “native commerce” programs that gave publishers and other interested parties the ability to embed links with buy buttons in their tweets and Facebook posts. The company then expanded with Store Maker, a platform that offers the ability to set up a complete online storefront. Aerio Flyer was another addition–a marketing tool that allows publishers to promote titles to their customers…
— Publishers Weekly
"HarperCollins Publishers to Preview and Directly Sell on the Mobile, Social Web"
“We are thrilled to be working with Aerio to put our books in front of readers in a new way,” said Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer, HarperCollins Publishers. “This is another step forward in trying new ways to engage readers and expand the reach of our authors.”
"Aerio, A Different Mousetrap"
“Even before their acquisition by Ingram this week, I would have said the big news is the evolution of Ron Martinez’s retailing tools at Aerio, which, for the first time starts to address the problem of distribution for indie authors, especially those who publish print books. Aer.io allows authors to sell direct to readers on their own site or through the social web. – Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer