Whether you're a bookseller, sales rep, librarian, reviewer, or publisher, you have the same goal: to connect readers with books. Above the Treeline offers web-based tools that help. Our products are Edelweiss, and Treeline Analytics.
What's New at Above the Treeline?
Edelweiss Goes Global! Since some of us just returned from the London Book Fair, it seemed like a good time to more officially announce the 'internationalization' of Edelweiss.
Over the last several months, we’ve been working behind the scenes on Edelweiss to make changes that are not so obvious on the site, but will enable Edelweiss to work fully for publishers and end users from other countries – such as supporting alternate prices and other content for people outside the US and Canada, and adding a language option and other regional customizations for the website. Our focus has mainly been on the UK, Germany to start with, since there was already interest from there, and several publishers have either already signed up for Edelweiss already and are just coming aboard, or are interested in doing so in the coming months, including HarperCollins UK, Penguin Group UK, and Oxford University Press. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve heard the news about a very large security problem called “HeartBleed” that is plaguing the internet right now, you may be wondering how that affects Edelweiss and other Above the Treeline services. All of Above the Treeline technology runs on the Microsoft Windows platform and we use Microsoft IIS web servers. These platforms and our servers were not affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability like systems that run on UNIX or Linux based platforms. So the bottom line is that there’s no need to worry. More information about Microsoft servers and Heartbleed.
This month, we welcomed Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Barbour Publishing, and My Healthy Church as Edelweiss-subscribing publishers.
America's Test Kitchen just posted their first Edelweiss catalog. Bon appetit.
Welcome Kogan Page!
This week, we saw new catalogs posted by four new Edelweiss publishers: Baker & Taylor (featuring their gifts and sidelines), Chooseco, B&H Publishing Group, and Harvard Business Review Press.
Pleased to announce the addition of two more excellent publishers to the Edelweiss mix: Abbeville Press and Northwestern University Press.
January 10th 2014
Happy New Year! Over the last few weeks, we have seen new catalogs flow in from Regnery Publishing, BenBella Books, Transaction Publishers, and IndieReader In-Store. Welcome to all!
Welcome to our latest Edelweiss publishers: Galison Mudpuppy and University of Pittsburgh Press!
We're pleased to welcome even more new presses this week! Perseus Distribution Clients' The New Press, Bibliomotion, I-5 Publishing, The Story Plant, Spry Publishing, and Skyhorse Publishing. Plus: University Press of Florida!
AND - WE'RE BACK ... (our phones). If you want to give us a jingle, the number is 734 996 2730.
STILL NO PHONES! The storms that slammed the Midwest over the weekend affected our offices here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our internet and phone systems are out and the support staff are working from other locations. To reach us, please email email@example.com instead of calling for now.
(note that doesn't affect our Edelweiss and Treeline servers since they are hosted offsite)
Welcome to University Press of New England!
We're pleased as punch to welcome our latest subscribing publishers: Pinwheel Books and Recorded Books.
We are pleased to announce the latest two publishers posting their catalogs on Edelweiss: Inner Traditions and Gale.
Welcome to Cornell University Press!
This Friday, we welcome Discovery House Publishers and Lee & Low Books to Edelweiss.
Archway Publishing and Quercus Publishing are our newest publishing partners. Check 'em out!
A hearty welcome to our newest publishers: Fortress Press, Kids Can Press, and McGraw Hill Education.
Welcome to our most recent small publisher additions: Pitchstone Publishing and Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
As of today, users with public libraries can start to nominate titles for lists that will be published by the newly launched LibraryReads. If you are with a public library, you will see the option within the Your Review popup box on any Edelweiss title.
Not only is today the Summer Solstice, but it's also the first day Bloomsbury Academic made its debut in Edelweiss with its Fall 2013 Highlights catalog.
This week, we are pleased to see brand new catalogs from our latest publisher additions: Capstone Young Readers and Wayne State University Press.
It was great to meet with so many of you at BEA last week. This week, we welcome Brown Books Publishing Group.
Check out a Publisher's Weekly article about our new Community features...
Our publisher list gets longer and longer....Welcome Rutgers University Press.
Welcome to our latest publisher additions: Cato Institute and American Girl Publishing.
Joining Edelweiss this week are Orange Frazer Press and Verso Books. Enjoy!
A warm welcome goes to our latest subscribing Edelweiss publisher: SoundsTrue.
Where can you find books on Introvert Power, the Naked Roommate, plus heaps of contemporary novels? The new Sourcebooks catalog!
Welcome to Johns Hopkins University Press! They recently went live with their first Edelweiss catalog and digital review copy. Watch for more of both coming soon.
We're pleased to see Wilfrid Laurier University Press and Deseret Books post their first catalogs in Edelweiss. On a side note, WLU Press also made their first Digital Review Copies available (by request). Have you checked out all of the great DRCs available on our Review Copies tab lately?
January 11th 2013
Happy New Year! (We're still all here!) We're looking forward to seeing fresh catalogs this new year from the Courier Publishing umbrella: Dover Publications, REA, and Creative Homeowner. And also University of Washington Press!
The year/world isn't over yet: Princeton University Press has just gone live with their first Edelweiss catalogs. Enjoy!
Welcome to a bunch of new Edelweiss publishers!! Brilliance Audio, Island Press, Minnesota Historical Society Press, and Prometheus Books have all just posted their first fabulous catalogs.
A big hearty welcome to our latest publisher additions: Heyday and University of Chicago Press!
We're so happy to announce that the University of North Carolina Press has posted their first catalog in Edelweiss! Welcome, Tar Heels! In addition, the dynamic powerHouse Books, one of Random House's distribution clients, steps out as their own distinct Edelweiss publisher. You can check out their photo-intensive catalogs now.
If you monitor our Browse Publisher list, you may have noticed that it keeps growing. A bunch of wonderful and diverse publishers have recently joined Edelweiss. We hope you have a chance to check out their catalogs soon! Covering the Children's market, we have AZ Books with their very colorful and interactive picture books. For your graphic novels and Manga fix, there's VIZ Media. And for some literary nourishment, try Other Press. Watch for more niche publishers going live in the next few weeks.
We are very pleased to have Pearson join our publisher ranks.
Welcome Steerforth Press as another Random House distribution client that now has their own dedicated Edelweiss page of frontlist and backlist catalogs!
We're thrilled to have both Rizzoli International Publications and New York Review Books join us as Edelweiss publishers. As with many other Random House distribution clients, now you'll be able to browse their catalogs within their own catalog sections as well as within Random House's.
Check out our latest academically-inclined publisher, SUNY Press, within both the US Trade and Academic markets.
Our small press ranks continue to grow as Silman-James Press and Quite Specific Media join our publishing community.
A warm welcome to our latest publisher additions: Gibbs Smith, Harvard University Press and Yale University Press!
We are very pleased to have Peachtree Publishers join us as a new subscribing publisher.
Happy to see Andrews McMeel and Lonely Planet post their first batch of catalogs on Edelweiss!
We're happy to see The Creative Company, publisher of children's non-fiction series, post their first Edelweiss catalogs this week! Watch for more catalogs from Chronicle's distribution clients - namely Princeton Architectural Press and Laurence King - coming soon.
We have the distinguished honor to announce Oxford University Press as the latest publisher to join our esteemed publisher ranks. Their Spring/Summer 2012 Trade catalog is now available to help satiate your intellectual appetite.
We're happy to announce that Midpoint Trade Books will soon be available in Edelweiss.
Our children's title listings just became a lot richer as Candlewick Press joins Edelweiss, posting a number of frontlist and backlist catalogs.
February 13th 2012
Today we're thrilled to be welcoming a longime Treeline partner, Simon & Schuster, as an Edelweiss client as well. Catalogs are already live too! And look out for some Digital Review Copies soon. PW article.
We're pleased to announce that Westminster John Knox Press has joined on as an Edelweiss publisher.
Get ready to view even more illustrated books in Edelweiss, as ABRAMS signs on with us.
We're happy to welcome Sterling Publishing as the latest Edelweiss publisher subscriber!
October 31st, 2011
Our publisher list just keeps on growing! Zondervan, Scholastic Teaching Resources, Vertical, MIT Press, DC Comics, Crossway, and Kuperard (under the Random House umbrella) will all be posting their first catalogs soon.
October 17th, 2011
We are pleased to announce a couple more additions to our Edelweiss publisher roster: Greenleaf Book Group and Minted Prose. Watch out for their upcoming catalogs in the Recently Added list...
August 12th, 2011
We're thrilled to welcome both Chronicle Books, and Seven Stories Press to Edelweiss this week! Watch out for catalogs coming soon...
July 11th, 2011
New publishers galore! A number of new publishers, mainly Random House distribution clients have joined Edelweiss in recent weeks.
Blue Apple Books
Mark Batty Publisher
New York Review of Books
Random House Canada
Wizards of the Coast
April 28th, 2011
A number of publishers have joined the Edelweiss ranks this spring, and some of them have even begun posting their catalogs!
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Harvard Common Press
Independent Publishers Group
University of California Press
Vanderbilt University Press
Check 'em out!
The first wave of Google Local Shopping data feeds are starting to go live! Click here to find out more.
March 4th, 2011
This month we pleased to be welcoming three new publisher clients!
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Grove Atlantic Press
Look out for their catalogs soon.
January 24th, 2011
Above the Treeline is entering into a partnership with Google and the ABA to facilitate the participation of independent bookstores in their Google Local Shopping initiative.
With Google Local Shopping, you can connect with customers when they're shopping for their next read on Google. Whether they're on their mobile phone or their computer, customers who search for a book can see that you carry it in your store--and they can easily click through to get details and directions for your store.
Google is offering an incentives of $250 per store that is either a current Treeline Analytics or IndieCommerce user, and $100 for all other stores. The program will launch in March and you should hear more from the ABA if you are a member, or you can also contact Page Poe, ABA marketing manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18th, 2011
"Ever thought about how awesome it would be if there were one centralized place where you could find out about all the new books coming out next week, next month, or next year, instead of visiting multiple websites for publishers, bookstores, and e-tailers and wading through their sometimes less-than-satisfying search tools?"
Check out the terrific guest post from our own Joe Foster on The Book Lady's Blog: The Only Book Search Tool You'll Ever Need.
January 5th, 2011
We're excited to start the new year by announcing that Harlequin will be joining Edelweiss! They plan to start building their frontlist and backlist catalogs within the system over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information on timing and availability of the first Harlequin Edelweiss catalogs.
October 28th, 2010
We're pleased to announce that John Wiley & Sons will be joining Edelweiss. With the addition of Wiley, Edelweiss now provides online interactive catalog services for 12 of the top 13 publishers in the country. See the press release right here. Also, last week we posted our first Houghton Mifflin Harcourt catalogs.
September 17th, 2010
Earlier this week, we introduced an exciting new feature that we think will become a popular resource for the many book industry professionals that use Edelweiss. Called "Browse Titles", this new tab contains refinement tools that let the users quickly and easily filter titles across all Edelweiss publishers and catalogs. For example, a user can easily get a list of hardcover cookbooks being published in October 2010. Click on the image below for a better view of the Browse Titles feature or, better yet, go give it a whirl.
(Click on the image for a full-sized version)
September 9th, 2010
We're pleased to be working with eight of the nine U.S. regional bookseller associations to provide digital catalog companions to their upcoming fall trade shows. You can see more details in our press release. If you will be exhibiting or attending as an author at a fall trade show, email email@example.com for more information on how you can participate.
July 30th, 2010
Check out the story on Edelweiss in the newest edition of Bookselling This Week: A Year In, Edelweiss Is Going Strong.
July 12th, 2010
Looking for a reason to justify an iPad purchase? Look no further! We've been hearing great feedback about how Edelweiss has been working for folks on the iPad. You can get to Edelweiss on the iPad using the built-in Safari web browser-- and easily add an icon to your home page that will bring you right to Edelweiss. Read more
June 11th, 2010
If you haven't had a chance to check out GeoSearch (press release), our new feature that allows you to search for titles and authors based on geographical relevance, we strongly recommend it. You must be a registered Edelweiss user (free! easy! here!) and go to the "GeoSearch" tab. For a screenshot primer, click here.
Books@BEA, the first official on-line product catalog for BookExpo will be turned off today. We had 335 exhibitors participate, adding over 10,000 forthcoming titles featured at the show. The catalog had about 3,000 visitors. We're pleased with the response and are committed to working with Reed and the BookExpo team to enhance and extend the reach of the catalog for next year's show.
May 11th, 2010
Along with many others, we're getting ready for the upcoming BookExpo America in New York City that takes place over May 25 - 27. If you're going to be there, come by and say "hi" - we'll be in booth #4417. If you haven't had a chance to see a demonstration of Edelweiss, BookExpo is a great time for it. John Rubin, our CEO, will be conducting two sessions, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, we'll have three monitors available in our booth and will be giving ongoing demonstrations to people who drop by.
Also, be sure to check out Books@BEA, the official on-line product catalog of BookExpo America 2010 - we partnered with Reed Exhibitions to create this exciting new on-line hub for attendees and interested professionals everywhere to more easily browse and view the titles being featured at the show. Books@BEA is at http://www.booksatbea.com/ and will be live starting Friday, May 14th.
April was a busy month for us: Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Perseus Book Group, and Nolo all signed up for Edelweiss (press releases) and we obviously couldn't be more pleased. We've also continued to add new features and enhancements such as Market View and the remodeled Title Detail Page.
March 9th, 2010
Today we announced a cooperative venture with BookExpo America (BEA) to provide the official on-line digital product catalog for this year's show in New York City. We are crazy excited about this project and you can expect to see more information soon. To see the press release, check here. The excellent industry blog Personanondata also published an article about Edelweiss this morning. If you are a BookExpo exhibitor interested in participating in Books@BEA, sign up for our email list.
In addition, today we rolled out a new remodeled List View within Edelweiss that we're really pleased with and that offers both an enhanced look and increased performance. See this week's Edelweiss email update for more information on what changed.
New features you can expect to see in Edelweiss over the next couple of months include:
- Subject/Format Mapping: Retailers will appreciate the ability to map to POS departments using a combination of bisac subject category and bisac format code. This has come up repeatedly, primarily connected to Children's categories. We listened!
- Google Map Authors and Titles: A different kind of "mapping" entirely! Soon we'll introduce the ability to search Edelweiss based on geographic criteria in conjunction with the currently available filter criteria. Set an address and a radius to search and results will be mapped on Google maps based on available author bio info (residence, birthplace, universities attended or affiliated) and title setting or relevance.
- Galley Requests (with digital galleys): Edelweiss will soon provide the ability for publishers to offer galleys to readers and retailers using a "request" feature.
- Custom Market Views: As the number of users and publishers have grown, we've seen the need to provide different views of the system. Soon retailers and other catalog readers will be able to choose between a number of different market views such as General Trade, Christian Trade, Academic, and others. Each view will provide a custom set of publishers, catalogs, and titles specifically for that market.
January 26th, 2010
With the holiday season over and done, our users were clearly ready to get to work on Edelweiss catalogs. We have had our three highest weeks of use back to back in the first three weeks of 2010. See the chart below to see the trend over 2009 and into 2010.
In addition, so far in 2010 we've been happy to announce a couple of new publishers (Moody, Hyperion) and a great partnership with the AAUP. We have retailers, librarians, reviewers, and other book professionals in all 50 states using Edelweiss and our user base continues to grow, edging up to 1,000. See the map below for a sense of how our users are distributed across the country.
As always, we'll keep working in 2010 to provide the best possible tools to help connect readers and books as efficiently and effectively as possible. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
December 7th, 2009
We've reached a couple of milestones with Edelweiss, our on-line interactive catalog service. It was one year ago that we started beta-testing the first version of Edelweiss and about six months ago that we officially launched the product at BookExpo in New York City.
Since then, we've seen a lot of growth in the user base and in the publisher base. Recently, Edelweiss has been featured in a couple of articles: Publishers Weekly's December 7 article "Edelweiss Continues to Blossom" and the Publishing Perspectives November piece on why B2B is the real revolution in e-books: "Catalogs, Galleys...Is Something Lost if Publishers Go all 'E' for B2B?"
We're also proud to announce that Fordham University Press and New York University Press have joined Edelweiss and plan to publish their product catalogs soon.
Finally, next week (week of December 10th) we'll be releasing our upgrade to Edelweiss that includes a number of improvements to ease of use and general navigation of the site. Check back for more info or sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest info on Edelweiss.