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BookPal Bulk Books

November 18, 2009 10:22 ET

BookPal, the "Amazon.com" of Bulk Books Expands

BookPal Is Meeting the Demand of Businesses, Associations, Educational Institutions, and the Government With Great Service and Low Bulk Book Pricing; New Client Acquisitions Result In Third Quarter Sales Growth of Over 400%

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - BookPal, LLC one of Orange County's fastest growing small businesses, has experienced a major sales boost of over 400% in the third quarter and is forecasting the increased sales to continue this trend in the fourth quarter. BookPal couples discounted bulk book pricing with quick delivery, fantastic customer service and millions of always in-stock titles.

"BookPal offered competitive selection and bulk book pricing that larger vendors such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble simply could not match. Their customer service is unparalleled to anyone else, with a team that goes above and beyond to guarantee a lightning fast turnaround and complete customer satisfaction. They offer a one-stop shopping experience that is quick, easy, and painless -- that will have you looking nowhere else for your book purchasing needs," said Avi Ghosh, The University of Texas at Austin.

Launched in 2005, BookPal focused on selling health care books in bulk and found early success selling to Blue Cross organizations and various branches of the US Military. Because the website advertises bulk book sales, strong interest in purchasing other genres of books sparked the idea to offer easily accessible online bulk book pricing for any book currently in print.

"We are targeting to offer at least 500,000 titles in bulk through our website by the second quarter of 2010. In the meantime, new books are being added to the website every week and customers can contact us for quotes on books not featured on the site. Through our great relationships with publishers, we sell over 3 million currently in print titles with discounted bulk pricing. In addition, customers can request that a book be added to the website and we are usually able to do that the same day," said Tony DiCostanzo, President and Founder of BookPal.

"While consumers are warming up to eBook readers, we have not yet seen much interest from our corporate and educational institution clients for eBooks in bulk. Printed books continue to be where their focus is. In addition, traditional printed books continue to perform better as corporate gifts and employee incentives. That being said, we are keeping a close eye on the eBook market and continue to have discussions with various publishers about bulk eBook distribution," added Tony DiCostanzo.

Hundreds of publishers have already signed on with BookPal to offer their books in bulk, including publishing giants Random House, Penguin Group, Harper-Collins, and Simon & Schuster. "BookPal has been a valuable distribution partner," said Marc Manzo of Random House, adding, "I can understand why the market is excited about their offering of over 3 million titles. Given their ability to directly ship from our inventory of millions of books, it makes their services even more compelling."

BookPal's quick delivery and in stock promise stems from the fact that they are able to utilize both their own inventory and also direct-ship from the publisher's warehouses. This ensures all orders can be delivered quickly, whether you are a teacher that needs a simple classroom novel set or a corporation ordering 5,000 copies of the latest business book in bulk. BookPal ships its books all over the world and also offers comprehensive book customization services. Clients can have a simple logo added to a book's cover, add a promotional message to the inside of a book or even coordinate the printing of an entirely customized book.

About BookPal (www.Book-Pal.com)

BookPal specializes in selling books of any genre in quantities of 25 or more copies per title. The company offers over 3 million Currently in print titles, of which 100,000 are currently available on its website in bulk to its business, association, educational institution, religious group and government clients. BookPal provides book customization services and expedited shipping options to its customers worldwide. Founded in 2005, BookPal is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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