SOURCE: Bowker

March 03, 2008 10:10 ET

PubEasy Adds Three New Partners to Global Book Inquiry and Ordering Service

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - PubEasy®, the global inquiry and ordering service for the book industry, today announced that it has added three new U.S. affiliates to the growing PubEasy community of booksellers and suppliers.

The new PubEasy partners include the nation's largest university press, a major East Coast book wholesaler and a leading "Print on Demand" company. The three companies are:

--  Chicago Distribution Services, a division of the highly regarded
    University of Chicago Press and the largest academic book distributor in
    the U.S.;
--  BookStream, a Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based wholesaler of books; and
--  Lulu.com, a Morrisville, N.C.-based company that is a leader in self-
    publishing and print on demand.
    

As new PubEasy affiliates, these three companies will now be able to offer their customers the ability to check price and availability on various book titles, enter orders online, receive email acknowledgments of PubEasy orders and track book orders.

"We are delighted to welcome these partners as the newest PubEasy affiliates in the United States," said Charles Halpin, director of market development for PubEasy, a business unit of New Providence, N.J.-based Bowker. "These book suppliers represent diverse book businesses -- University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the U.S., representing more than 50 distinguished scholarly presses, BookStream is a new book wholesaler, and Lulu is a leader in print-on-demand digital publishing. These new PubEasy affiliates provide more value to our professional book buyers while illustrating the value of our platform across the book publishing industry."

About PubEasy®

PubEasy is a division of Bowker, offering 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 website at www.pubeasy.com to learn more.

About Chicago Distribution Services

Chicago Distribution Services (CDS) provides scholarly and professional publishers with quality services that enable global dissemination of their publications. These services include distribution, warehousing, credit and collection, marketing, sales representation, digital short-run printing, and digital repository services. CDS comprises the Chicago Distribution Center (CDC), the Chicago Digital Distribution Center (CDDC), and Chicago Subscription Fulfillment Services (CSFS). Please go to www.chicagodistributioncenter.org/cdcservices.html.

About BookStream

BookStream is an independent book wholesaler for the New England and Mid-Atlantic region. BookStream is "leveling the playing field" by selling books at a single discount, 42%, to all bookstore accounts regardless of size, scale or ownership. Their commitment to independent bookstores and the literary community is upheld by a staff of dedicated former booksellers and publishing professionals, and BookStream is competitive in terms of sales, fulfillment and shipping. Please visit www.bookstream.com.

About Lulu.com

Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with over 320,000 recently published titles, and more than 4,000 new titles added each week, created by people in over 80 different countries. With just over 1 million registered members, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu enables these individuals and corporations to create high-quality products to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com marketplace. With storefronts provided and other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit from their work. With offices in Canada, US, and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.

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