Mobile App Set to Make a Ruckus in the Publishing World

Austin, TX, June 10, 2019 –(– Book publishing has morphed along with technology. Authors no longer need to wait on that one contest win, great review, or publisher acceptance. DIY came swiftly to the writing world in the form of self-publishing. Marketing and distribution have not.

“rĀthe will do for publishing what the web did for newspapers,” says CEO, Marjorie Mancini. “More people aren’t reading books, because they’re not packaged to fit in their lives. Yet, all we do is read on our phones. We rarely talk on them anymore. We use them for all kinds of things to entertain ourselves, most of which involve reading. We are just providing some new entertainment.”

rĀthe will take books and short stories and ship them out to phones in a bite-sized format referred to as Episodes.

The design and vision of the rĀthe app are reflected in its name, a unique word that means eager, at the ready, and early in the blooming cycle. “We are both,” says Mancini.

This will be like hand delivering books and short stories to every iPhone in the US (sorry Android users, version 1 is iPhone only; Android to follow) while compensating Authors for their work.

Book and story content will be released in 350-word Episodes each day. The first Episode is always free. App Users can choose to purchase subsequent Episodes for pennies or not. Our users can enjoy any traditional printed book Authors have available. Marjorie explains, “We are not a bookstore. We are happy to give our Authors the tools to advertise their work in other formats for our Readers who absolutely cannot wait for all the Episodes to be released. We want Authors to be successful. We simply believe there is an untapped market of people who would be entertained by the stories being created if those stories were available, packaged, and delivered in a way that can be easily integrated into their lives. Like Gogurt. Kids didn’t care anything about yogurt until you put it into a popsicle tube and called it Gogurt. Mom throws it in the lunch bag, easy peasy. This is innovation, and it is happening.”

The book world is overdue for fair payment for Authors. Traditional printed book publishing royalties don’t rise above 20 percent. The age-old practices pay Authors on a schedule that can be as long six months in arriving. The accounting is arcane and frustrating.

“Writers coming into the Author space today are not going to buy into that kind of arrangement, and why should they? Mobile technology exists. We have a computer in the palm of our hands. We have literally turned that model upside down to compensate the creators of the content and used technology to package and distribute that content,” said the CEO.

Authors interested in publishing their stories can do so at or make contact via email at [email protected]. The app itself is set to launch July 4, 2019, on Apple iTunes.

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Dr. Katharine Hodgdon
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Two Weeks Until North America’s Leading Soldier Modernization Conference – Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

Arlington, VA, June 10, 2019 –(– With the creation of US Army Futures Command and the key US Army modernization priority of increasing Soldier Lethality, the Future Soldier Technology conference in Arlington, Virginia, will bring together a community of senior military leaders, program managers, and researchers at the forefront of delivering enhanced soldier capabilities, from the US and beyond.

The conference taking place on June 24th-25th 2019 will address the following key topics: Lightening the load, Enhancing lethality, Increasing soldier power, Optimising night vision, Dismounted situational awareness, Maximising survivability, Transforming manoeuvrability, Leveraging Augmented Reality (AR), and more.

For those interested in attending the conference in two weeks’ time, it is advised to register soon on the event website to guarantee a place at

The 2019 event highlights include:
· 22 Speakers Across Two Days
· 10 Industry Sponsors and Exhibitors
· 1 Site Visit to USMC Gruntworks Facility – Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
· 1 Evening Drinks Reception Hosted by Lead Sponsor Glenair

Delegates will have the chance to meet and network with leading industry professionals and senior officials from organizations including:

US Army: Asymmetric Warfare Group, Army Research Laboratory, PEO Soldier, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID), Rapid Equipping Force.

US Marine Corps: Marine Corps Systems Command, Training and Education Command.

Other Organizations: BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Department of Defence – Australia, Elta Ltd, FN America, GLENAIR, Harris, Leonardo DRS, Marathon Targets, MCIA, Nexter Group, Nigerian Army, Radetec, Redcom Laboratories, Royal Marines, Safran Optics 1, Secubit Ltd, Spearpoint Solutions & Technology Pty Ltd, Thales, Ultra Electronics, WL Gore, plus many more.

With an impressive sponsor line-up, the meeting will enable dismounted soldier and marine program managers to meet and test the latest equipment capable of enhancing infantry operations.

The sponsor line-up for this year’s event includes: Lead Sponsor: Glenair | Gold Sponsors: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Leonardo DRS | Sponsors: FN America, Harris, Marathon Targets, Secubit, Redcom Laboratories, Thales, Ultra Electronics

Future Soldier Technology USA will be the only place to hear the very latest developments in soldier modernization from the key decision makers at the heart of the world’s best military.

The latest brochure with the two-day agendaand speaker line-up is available to download online at

Future Soldier Technology USA
Hilton Arlington, Virginia
June 24th & 25th 2019

Lead Sponsor: Glenair | Gold Sponsors: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Leonardo DRS | Sponsors: FN America, Harris, Marathon Targets, Secubit, Redcom Laboratories, Thales, Ultra Electronics

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, please contact Sadia Malick on email: [email protected] / Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on email: [email protected] / Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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Shannon Cargan
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