Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity
Phone: 212-896-4269
Email: LKatz@Infobase.com


Infobase Publishing Announces Fall 2008 Launch of Infobase eBooks



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



NEW YORK, N.Y., June 25, 2008 – Infobase Publishing is pleased to announce the Fall 2008 launch of Infobase eBooks, their new eBook platform. Initially, more than 1,800 current and backlist Infobase titles will be available as eBooks, and going forward, almost all of their new publications will be available in both print and eBook formats—with several hundred new eBooks introduced each season.



“Infobase is committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs,” said Mark McDonnell, president of Infobase Publishing. “We’re proud to present our new eBook platform, which meets our customers’ demands for flexibility and convenience while retaining the award-winning, authoritative content schools and libraries have come to trust for more than 65 years.”



Infobase eBooks span a wide range of core, curriculum-oriented subject areas, both reference and nonfiction—from history, science, and literature to geography, social issues, the arts, biographies, and more.



The Infobase eBooks platform features:



  • Easy access from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Unlimited simultaneous use
  • Complete texts of acclaimed Infobase Publishing books
  • User-friendly, intuitive interface and easy navigation
  • Cross-searching across all the Infobase Publishing eBooks an institution has purchased
  • A wealth of special features
  • Downloadable MARC records
  • Helpful citations available in multiple styles
  • A useful dictionary tool so users can look up difficult words on the spot
  • Password-protected notes
  • Custom bookmarks
  • The ability to print, e-mail, and save pages
  • Usage tracking and reporting for librarians.



Infobase eBooks that are purchased directly from Infobase Publishing will carry the same price as their print counterparts, and multiple site purchases will receive extra discounts. A wide selection of Infobase eBooks is already available from select eBook vendors, including Netlibrary, eBook Library, Follett, Ebrary, and My iLibrary, as well as from international distributors.



About Infobase Publishing



Infobase Publishing is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. The company publishes books, online databases, videos, and digital products under such well-known names as Facts On File, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Chelsea House, Bloom’s Literary Criticism, and Ferguson Publishing. Infobase Publishing’s headquarters are in New York City.