Broadview Press Inc.

Broadview Press Inc.

May 25, 2006 12:22 ET

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volumes 1-3, Now Published

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2006) -

Broadview Press Inc. Announces Significant Publication

Broadview Press Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BDP) is very pleased to report that the first three volumes of its most significant project in company history, the six-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, have now been published. Examination copies of these books have been shipped to British Literature professors who have been expecting them, and the company is confident that these examination copies will result in strong sales of the volumes in the second half of 2006, and in the years to come.

The company can also report that early reaction to the first three volumes from professors has been very strong, as highlighted by this comment from a professor who is currently teaching from volumes 1-3 in his Spring 2006 course:

"Let me say how impressed I am with The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. The remarkable range of texts, including some in dual-language format, the introductory and background material, the extraordinary illustrations, especially the manuscript pages from different periods of medieval British literary history - all of that makes this anthology the sort of collection medievalists will want to own, quite apart from using it in introductory or survey courses." - William Fahrenbach of DePaul University, Chicago

Reaction to the anthology, in this case including reaction to advance materials for volumes 4-6, has been equally positive in Canada:

"The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is a marvellously rich anthology with many complete, well-annotated works, a better representation of important figures than any of its competitors, fascinating 'cultural portfolios,' real attention to book- and print-culture, and great examples of transatlantic and postcolonialist literatures." - Elizabeth Hodgson of The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The final three volumes of the anthology will be published in early July.

The potential market for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is very significant, and is currently dominated by two well-established competitors: The Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Longman Anthology of British Literature. It is difficult to predict in advance how much of the market Broadview's new anthology will capture over time, but management believes it will generate significant revenue on an annual basis.

Broadview is an internationally-oriented, Canadian-based publisher of books aimed at the university and college textbook market.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This document contains forward-looking statements involving Broadview's expectations about future financial results and other matters. These statements reflect management's current forecast of certain aspects of Broadview's future business. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or current expectations. The words "plan," "expect," "believe," "intent," "anticipate," "forecast," "target," "estimate," "should," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Risk factors include shifts in consumer demand, product schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts, foreign exchange changes and other variables. Readers are referred to Broadview's other public documents for further discussions of risks and uncertainties. The factors underlying forecasts are dynamic and subject to change. As a result, forecasts speak only as of the date they are given and do not necessarily reflect Broadview's outlook at any other point in time.

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    President and CEO
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    Corporate Affairs Coordinator
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