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Friday, March 28, 2014

Major DVD & Blu-Ray Release set for "BONOBOS"

After over six-months of discussions and negotiations, Hannover House is pleased to announce that an agreement has finally been completed for the North American release of "BONOBOS" - the acclaimed nature documentary from SND Films, Warner International, MC4 and director Alain Tixier. This is a thoroughly engaging film, both entertaining and educational, that fits perfectly into the release category space pioneered by the mega hits "Planet Earth" and "Life" and more recently, by Disney's "Chimpanzee."  Hannover House has a terrific marketing plan for "Bonobos" including some impressive celebrity voice talent and a major wildlife charity partnership to announce soon!

Monday, March 24, 2014

"One of the most compelling films of the year" - TERRIFIC coverage

Special thanks to director DEL SHORES for arranging the interview and terrific coverage of "BLUES FOR WILLADEAN" with WFAA-TV (#1 morning show in the #4 top USA Market of DALLAS-FORT WORTH).

Great story, coverage and quotable endorsement!  Check it out!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Our first major, Audio CD is now in production!

LENNON BERMUDA is finally in production for shipments this month!  Originally planned for a release on Black Friday, then moved by key retailers into spring, we're very pleased to finally have the placements set for our initial shipments of this impressive, JOHN LENNON Tribute Album!  Watch for retail details, pricing, links and publicity soon!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We're JAMMING on new release shipments this week!

Leigha, did the shipments of SABLE SHORE books get out to Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Books-A-Million, Amazon and Ingram today?  Leigha?  Leigha?  Can you pick up the intercom?  Guess I'll have to go see if you're in your office...

Oh, now I get it...!  Leigha's pleasantly distracted with the amazing print quality from U.S. Book Print Corp. and their terrific job with SABLE SHORE!  It's actually her lunch break, so it's okay that she's reading it at work.

So the take-away is that SABLE SHORE is NOW SHIPPING!!  Also, the items is about to be on sale at Amazon.com (actually, probably "not in stock" for a couple more days), and other major book retailers and libraries.  GO HHSE!


Shareholder Feedback: to BUY or to RENT?

Over the past 5-years, Hannover House has paid over $212,000 in cumulative "rent" (lease) payments for the principal office / warehouse property in Springdale, AR.  This size and quality of property could have been purchased for about $150,000, instead of leased on a monthly basis.

HHSE management are considering the benefits of purchasing a property in N.W. Arkansas for our primary location and distribution center space (about 8,500 sq. feet).  We would like some shareholder feedback as to whether or not there is a consensus that it's better to BUY the facility, or to continue RENTING and paying each month to a third party?

From a cash flow standpoint, with a 20% down payment on a $150,000 property (and a 15 year note at 7%), the monthly payments would be about $1,097... which is about 1/3 the amount we're already paying out each month in "rent."

Timing wise, such a move would likely need to be delayed until September, as the VODWIZ consumer launch, the Cannes Film Festival and the principal photography of "Legend of Belle Starr" this summer all take priority.  The managerial distraction of a major move - even just "down the street" would be an unnecessary distraction until the fall season is underway.  But the idea of not "burning" rent every month, but instead "building equity" is worth considering...

Send your thoughts on this subject to:  Leigha@HannoverHouse.com

Friday, March 7, 2014

More information on new DVD/CD/BD replication venture

Good morning HHSE Friends & Shareholders - While the overall market react quite properly to yesterday's news of a major replication / fulfillment venture for Hannover House, we still received some emails and inquiries about "who is AnyThing Technologies Media, Inc." and the various manufacturing plants and ventures that they own?  Some were perplexed to discover that this replication company is also involved in activities outside of replication... the same sort of diversity that has confounded purchasers of "GE Lightbulbs" from wondering why that company is also involved in media, jet engines and consumer credit... as if some of these other business activities somehow suggest that GE doesn't still make terrific light bulbs?

From HHSE's perspective, it was an easy decision to go with ATMI-EXMT on this venture.  Our sales volume of DVDs has been growing FASTER than our internal cash-flow capabilities to self-finance the manufacturing needs.  With some new items (such as "LENNON BERMUDA" and our new placements into "BUDGET BIN" DVDs), the need to replicate 500,000 or more units was a daunting problem... exciting for revenues, but problematic for cash flow.

The venture with ATMI-EXMT creates a credit-line mechanism to enable Hannover House to rapidly grow our sales without over-extending our cash resources.  Additionally, the pricing and service turn-around from ATMI-EXMT is attractive (and better in most volume-cases).  The initial HHSE titles will commence replication TODAY at the Santa Ana, CA facility.

Key clients for ATMI-EXMT include SONY, AOL, Electronic Arts, FedEx and more.  Hannover House will be their primary "independent studio" supplier.  They have been operating in the replication arena for over 15-years.  We think this replication venture is a good fit for Hannover House, and very beneficial to the growth of our sales.

If ATMI-EXMT wants to have investments or activities in other markets and arenas, I won't fault them for this diversity... just like I wouldn't criticize GE for doing the same.  As long as HHSE gets our products replicated at a good price, with good quality, great terms and great service... we're going to be happy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome to our new HHSE Shareholders!

Good Morning to all of our Hannover House friends, including our newly added shareholders and followers. For the benefit of our many newcomers, here is a bullet-point summary of key issues, activities and releases that are positively affecting Hannover House, Inc. (OTC Markets: HHSE).


CORPORATE STRUCTURE:  Hannover House, Inc., was formed in 1993 (originally as Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a "Hannover House").  For the first ten years, Hannover was operating exclusively as a book-publishing house. 

DVD EXPANSION:  In 2003, the Company added DVD items, beginning with the hit kids training video, "I GOTTA GO" (over 200,000 units sold!), and rapidly expanding into new release DVDs and multi-title Budget-Bin DVDs for Walmart, Best Buy, SAMS and other major retailers.  Hannover House DVD releases have collectively sold over 10-million videos in the past 10 years.  The Hannover House film library has over 200 titles now, and the 2014-2015 title schedule calls for more than 48 new releases.  DVD and Blu-Ray products currently represent about 91% of the Company's annual revenues... and show no signs of diminishing in total revenue production.

VIDEO-ON-DEMAND:  As the marketplace shifts towards alternate methods of delivery, Hannover House is responding and succeeding.  Many HHSE titles can be found on various V.O.D. portals and sites, including Amazon.com, Hulu, I-Tunes, Netflix, Vudu and others.  The Company just launched a forty title release agreement with Vudu... and continues to add new V.O.D. customers each month.

VODWIZ: Coming this summer, Hannover will launch a Video-On-Demand website and IPTV Channel known as VODwiz.  The VODwiz brand hopes to become "The Netflix of Independent Movies" by offering thousands of foreign, independent, esoteric and "art" films that are otherwise unavailable or difficult to find on existing V.O.D. sites.  Already, 10 key indie studios (collectively representing over 4,000 titles) have agreed to participate in the VODwiz roll-out... and discussions are underway with fourteen other suppliers, plus three major studios.  Consumers will have the option of watching VODwiz titles on either a "Pay-Per-Transaction" basis (for as little as $.99 per movie), or on a  subscription basis (ala Netflix) with an all-you-can-watch option for $5.99 per month.  As the total number of movies uploaded reaches a threshold of 2,000 titles, then the VODwiz consumer launch campaign will begin.

MEDALLION INTERNATIONAL PICTURES:  As a strategy to rapidly build corporate revenues and stature, HHSE has just announced the launch of "Medallion International Pictures," which will debut its initial title line-up at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May.  Utilizing international pre-sale licenses as a catalyst for financing, the new Medallion productions will add state and federal tax incentives, co-production ventures and private investor equity to complete the production funding of high-profile theatrical features that the Company will ultimately own and control.  The initial titles already announced are "Mother Goose: Journey to Utopia" (Shirley MacLaine and Samuel L. Jackson) and "The Legend of Belle Starr" (principal casting not yet announced). 
CORE BOOK ACTIVITIES:  Hannover House will remain active with its historic "core" business in book publishing, with printed editions supplemented by the emerging "E-Book" formats.  The Company's two most significant new releases now in production are "LENNON BERMUDA" (a biography of John Lennon's year in Bermuda, which inspired his acclaimed "Double Fantasy" final album), and "THE VERDICT: JUSTICE FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY, JUSTICE FOR AMERICA" the eagerly anticipated follow-up to author Barr McClellan's former # 1 National Best-Seller, "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK" (2003, Hannover House).
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & GENERAL ISSUES:  In addition to management's focus on building revenues and new activities for HHSE, the Company is also proceeding positively on some key issues of corporate governance. 
1).   MARKET "UPLIST" -- The Company is in the process of qualifying for an automatic "uplist" to the OTC:QB exchange, as an improvement of the current status on the OTC Pinksheets.  Newly approved access to make S.E.C. Edgar Filings, combined with other compliance issues should achieve this initial goal quickly. 
2).   FULL REPORTING STATUS -- The Company intends to comply with all requirements, reports and disclosures to improve the stature of its equity shares, improve the liquidity and mechanisms for sale and transfer of shares, and as a result, improve the market growth potential for the shares.  The Company has completed a Form 10 Registration filing, which will be submitted through the S.E.C. Edgar access, along with two years of financial audits, to achieve this final compliance goal.
3).   COMPANY WEBSITE -- The current website for the Company, www.HannoverHouse.com, has not been updated in over a year, and contains outdated information, listings and staff.  A design firm has just been engaged by HHSE to update the site, add the new releases, add the new activities (such as VODwiz and MEDALLION) and to update & correct staff listings and other items.
4).   PPS VALUE -- Based on Price-Earnings Averages of other publicly-traded companies working in a similar capacity / market-space as HHSE, analysts have suggested that the HHSE shares are significantly undervalued at present (by a factor of 4-X to 5-X).  This valuation is especially exciting to know as it does NOT factor in the new (and potentially substantial) revenue streams to be generated from VODwiz and MEDALLION.  Of course, such a valuation opinion relies upon factors such as reality, facts and stock market logic, which do not always prevail in the penny-stock world.  It is management's hope that the activities to up-list the stock, combined with the revenue and activities growth, will motivate a broad base of enlightened investors to join the HHSE team and enjoy what we think is going to be a very exciting time for 2014 and 2015.
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