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AudioGO to Join PubEasy Community

Booksellers able to obtain book price and availability from AudioGO via industry’s leading online enquiry and ordering service

London, UK - December 10, 2012 - PubEasy®, the global enquiry and ordering service for the book industry, today announced that AudioGO will join its growing, international e-community of booksellers and their suppliers. AudioGO is the U.K'.s leading audiobook publisher of a broad and diverse range of spoken word and large print books. PubEasy is a service of Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate.

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Who’s Really Reading 50 Shades (pssst… it’s not just mums)

Recommender system supports reader advisory, connecting patrons with the “right stuff”

London, UK - November 29, 2012 - As it turns out, label of “Mummy Porn” for the 50 Shades Trilogy isn’t entirely accurate, says a new analysis of buyers of the novels by Bowker® Market Research. Only 35 percent of purchases of 50 Shades books are by women with kids at home. A snapshot of buying habits from January-June 2012 showed the appeal of the books has been far more widespread, with 13 percent bought for those over 55 and 30 percent being bought by men.

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LibraryThing debuts BookPsychic at Portland Public Library

Recommender system supports reader advisory, connecting patrons with the “right stuff”

Portland, Maine - September 10, 2012 - LibraryThing and Bowker® have launched BookPsychic, a new concept in readers advisory — a personal recommender system for libraries. BookPsychic is a service within LibraryThing for Libraries™, distributed by Bowker®, an affiliate of ProQuest. It went live at its first site earlier this month at Maine’s Portland Public Library.

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