SOURCE: Bowker

Bowker

April 14, 2009 09:40 ET

Oxford University Press USA Joins PubEasy Book Ordering Service

Booksellers Now Able to Obtain Realtime Access to Book Price and Availability, Place Orders and Check Order Status From World's Largest Scholarly Press via PubEasy Service

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - PubEasy®, the global inquiry and ordering service for the book industry, today announced that Oxford University Press in the U.S., which is affiliated with the largest scholarly press in the world, has joined the growing PubEasy community of booksellers and suppliers.

Founded in 1586, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest scholarly press in the world, with a network of divisions, branches and related companies around the globe, from Australia and New Zealand to South Africa, India, Japan, and the United States. OUP first opened an office in New York in 1896 and the publisher's titles have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to many other major book awards and New York Times bestsellers.

As a new PubEasy member, joining its affiliate OUP, which is an existing member, Oxford University Press, Inc.'s (OUP USA's) catalog of more than 25,000 titles will now be available to retail booksellers for purposes of checking price and availability on various book titles, placing online orders, receiving email acknowledgments of new orders, and tracking the status of book orders.

"Oxford University Press has a five-century legacy of superb publishing and has played an important role in the advancement of knowledge throughout the world, so we are delighted that OUP USA has agreed to join PubEasy's community of book publishers and booksellers," said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publisher services for New Providence, N.J.-based Bowker, the parent company of PubEasy. "We know that book retailers will appreciate the significant efficiency gains they will now realize with the ability to inquire about book titles from the Oxford catalog, place their orders and then track their pending deliveries."

"OUP USA is constantly looking for ways to strengthen relationships between the press and our customers, especially with respect to how we can streamline the selling process and maximize efficiencies in the supply chain," said Tom Shannon, vice president, operations, OUP USA. "Partnering with PubEasy will enable us to connect with retailers in a more immediate and convenient manner, allowing us to make our titles more accessible to them whenever the information is needed, and giving accounts the ability to access book price and availability, to place orders and check order status."

OUP USA joins a growing number of academic publishers who are making their catalogs available on PubEasy, including McGraw-Hill, SAGE, Bedford, Freeman & Worth, and Chicago Distribution Services, which includes the University of Chicago Press among its 70 academic press distribution clients.

About PubEasy

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. PubEasy is a strategic business unit of Bowker, the world's leading source for bibliographic and data analysis information. Please visit the PubEasy website at www.pubeasy.com to learn more.

Bowker provides searching, analytical, promotional, business intelligence 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 Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA)

OUP USA is the largest university press in the U.S., with a publishing program of some 1,300 titles annually. Driven by a scholarly mission to disseminate the finest available scholarship, from both the United States and around the world, OUP USA offers engaging books for young adults, authoritative monographs for academics and professionals, textbooks, Bibles for a wide range of denominations, sheet music, English as a second language, English and bilingual dictionaries, and much more. Prior to publication, every OUP title undergoes rigorous review by our Board of Delegates, comprised of leading scholars. The core areas in which OUP USA publishes are Academic & Professional Books, Bibles, Higher Education, Law, Medical, Music, Oxford Online, Reference, and School and Young Adult.

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