SOURCE: Bowker

March 20, 2007 09:25 ET

GL Services Completes Transition to Pubnet

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Pubnet®, the publishing industry's leading EDI provider, is pleased to announce that Gospel Light (GL) Services, one of the largest contract distributors in the Christian book market, has completed its transition to Pubnet. Retailers can now trade electronic documents (EDI purchase orders and purchase order acknowledgements) with GL Services via their point-of-sale system.

The following publishers/imprints are included in the GL Services distribution family:

-- Gospel Light/Regal -- SAN 8521417

-- Harrison House -- SAN 2074745

-- Inspirational Publishers Group (IPG), a GL Services Subsidiary -- SAN 6319041

(Note: Retailers serviced by IPG can order products from Moody, Crossway, Kregel, Portavoz, Harrison House, Hovel Audio and Gospel Light/Regal via IPG's SAN.)

"We are excited to finish the transition to Pubnet and look forward to working with them and all our industry partners in finding ways to automate and drive costs out of our supply chains," said Mark Hatch, President of GL Services.

"GL Services is a major player in the Christian book market," said Charles Halpin, General Manager of Pubnet. "We are pleased to offer their growing community of retail customers a more convenient way to order from them by using EDI."

About GL Services

Since 1994, GL Services has served Christian publishers and ministries through order fulfillment, distribution, and information systems. GL Services is headquartered in Ventura, California, with their distribution facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Inspirational Publishers Group is a sales representation group serving Christian publishers and the CBA. Learn more at http://www.glservices.com/

About Pubnet

Pubnet is a leading publishing industry e-commerce exchange, allowing more than 3,000 distributors, bookstores and other retailers to place electronic orders (POs), and receive back order acknowledgements (POAs), invoices, and advance shipping notices (ASNs) through standardized electronic methods. Pubnet integrates seamlessly with a bookseller's POS system and offers advanced EDI Web-based solutions to industry participants. Visit the Pubnet Web site at www.pubnet.org.

Pubnet is a supply chain company of Bowker, the world's leading provider of bibliographic information. Bowker is the publisher of Books In Print® and Global Books In Print®, the definitive English-language book databases, and home to the U.S. ISBN and SAN agencies. The company is located in New Providence, N.J., with additional offices in East Grinstead, England and Melbourne, Australia. Visit the Bowker website at www.bowker.com.

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