Booksellers able to obtain book price and availability from CBS via industry’s leading online book enquiry and ordering service
New Providence, NJ - July 21, 2010 - PubEasy®, the global enquiry and ordering service for the book industry, today announced that Combined Book Services (CBS) will join the growing e-community of booksellers and their suppliers in the U.K. and International market. CBS is a leading independent book distributor renowned for its tailored distribution service for trade, academic and STM publishers.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Combined Book Services as a PubEasy Affiliate," said Liz McNaughton, European sales manager of PubEasy. "The addition of CBS’s books will further broaden our title range to booksellers, increasing the coverage PubEasy has among U.K. book trade distributors. We’re happy to enhance the service offered by CBS to its customers, enabling them to conduct business anytime, 365 days a year."
“Joining the PubEasy community is an important step forward in expanding our e-commerce,” said Allan Smith, Joint Managing Director at CBS. “Not only will it will give our publishers’ titles increased visibility but it will provide a faster and more efficient service to our customers with round-the-clock access to title availability and order placement. We look forward to building even closer relationships with both our U.K. and International customers through PubEasy."
When CBS goes live in Autumn 2010, titles serviced via its U.K. distribution facilities will be available to registered booksellers with a PubEasy account for ordering and enquiry needs. Booksellers will be able to check price and availability and place orders with CBS using PubEasy. Booksellers who wish to receive free access to PubEasy can go to www.pubeasy.com and register online.
About Combined Book Services
Combined Book Services is a leading Independent Book Distributor based near Tonbridge in Kent. With over 20 years experience in the industry, CBS offers a professional, personal and tailored distribution service for small to medium sized Trade, Academic and STM publishers.
PubEasy is a division of Bowker, offering thousands of publisher imprints and millions of titles to over 16,000 booksellers in 125 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.
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, as well as providing services to publishers that help them better understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker is a member of the ProQuest family of companies and is headquartered in New Providence, N.J., with additional operations in England and Australia. For more information, please visit www.bowker.com.