SOURCE: Bowker

October 24, 2007 10:05 ET

Booklog's Point-of-Sale System Integrates Bowker's Pubnet and PubEasy Order Information Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information management, and Booklog, a leading point-of-sale and inventory management system for booksellers, today announced the launch of a new suite of order information services from Bowker that integrates with the latest version of Booklog's POS system.

The newly integrated Bowker content includes one-screen access for bookstore managers to do real-time checks of publisher price and availability and order books electronically through Pubnet. These Bowker products will be seamlessly integrated into the new 8.0 version of Booklog, which is available now.

"We're delighted to extend our partnership with Booklog, one of the true innovators in the development of POS and inventory management software solutions, and believe that the integration of our robust content from the Bowker family of data services with Booklog's industry-leading POS platform will help bookstores maximize profitability and increase customer loyalty," said Charlie Friscia, director of retail business services for Bowker. "The point of sale system is the life blood of retail, and our goal is to deliver all services directly and seamlessly to the retailer through this tool."

According to Friscia, Bowker and Booklog have worked together in recent years to deliver various book ordering solutions to book retailers. The relationship between the two organizations has been so successful that they decided to expand their existing services to include a more robust and fully integrated offering from Bowker.

"This new suite of services from Bowker is a major value-add for customers of Booklog because it will significantly increase efficiency at the retail level, enabling book retailers to deliver faster and more satisfactory customer service, and will allow booksellers and book publishers to work together more effectively," said David DeCastro, vice president of operations and marketing at Booklog.

About Bowker

Bowker is the world's leading source for bibliographic information. The company provides searching, analytical, promotional, and ordering services to publishers, booksellers, libraries, and patrons through national and international brands, including: Books In Print®, Global Books In Print®, Syndetic Solutions™, Pubnet®, PubEasy®, PubTrack™ and more. In the U.S., Australia and Puerto Rico, Bowker is also the exclusive ISBN and SAN Agency and a DOI registration agency for the publishing industry. Bowker is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey, with operations in East Grinstead, England, and Port Melbourne, Australia. For more company details, please visit www.Bowker.com.

About Booklog

Booklog is the leading point-of-sale and inventory management solution for booksellers, college stores, Christian stores, toy stores, and other specialty retailers. For more than 20 years, the company has provided state-of-the-art software and exceptional technical support to more than 1,500 satisfied customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.booklog.com.

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