SOURCE: R.R. BOWKER

July 11, 2007 09:40 ET

Bookstore Manager® Partners With PubEasy® to Provide Christian Retailers With Access to Additional Major Trade Publishers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - PubEasy, the global inquiry and ordering service for the book industry, today announced that it will be providing users of Bookstore Manager's point-of-sale system with real-time access to price and availability information from the largest trade publishers in the world.

Bookstore Manager is a robust POS and inventory management system used by more than 1,500 independent Christian retailers nationwide. The agreement with PubEasy was announced to Christian publishers and retailers this week at the 2007 International Christian Retail Show, being held July 8-12, 2007, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The newly integrated PubEasy content adds real-time checks of publisher price and availability through Bookstore Manager's "StockCheck" feature. The additional imprints added by PubEasy are as follows:

--  FaithWords (Hachette)
--  HarperOne (Harper Collins)
--  Howard Publishing (Simon & Schuster)
--  Penguin Praise (Penguin Group USA)
--  Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group (Random House)
    

Moreover, PubEasy will provide Bookstore Manager users with the ability to instantly check order and shipment status with these publishers.

The new capabilities complement Bookstore Manager's inventory management and electronic ordering capabilities already integrated with Bowker's Pubnet EDI service.

"This partnership with Bookstore Manager, a leading POS software provider focused on the Christian retailing marketplace, will help bookstores improve their operational efficiencies and customer service by making the book inquiry and ordering process far easier," said David Campbell, account executive for the U.S. Christian retail market at R.R. Bowker.

"We're pleased to partner with Bowker because the integration of their PubEasy electronic commerce tools into Bookstore Manager will add significant value for our users by opening up access to a wider universe of Christian publishers," said Brent Casey, vice president of operations for Bookstore Manager.

About Bookstore Manager

Bookstore Manager, the leading provider of technology solutions for Christian and church stores, serves more than 1,500 retailers in the U.S. The system seamlessly integrates technology into a store's daily activities to save them time and money. For more information, please go to www.bsmgr.com.

About PubEasy

PubEasy is a division of R.R. Bowker, the world's leading source for bibliographic information. PubEasy offers thousands of publisher imprints and millions of titles to over 16,000 booksellers in 110 countries. Publishers, distributors and wholesalers join PubEasy to get exposure to a large universe of potential clients, while increasing the ease with which those booksellers can conduct business with their suppliers. Visit the PubEasy web site at www.pubeasy.com to learn more.

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