Elsevier Joins PubEasy

March 1, 2006 - PubEasy(R), the global enquiry and ordering service for the book industry, announced today that Elsevier, the scientific, technical & health publishing house, will join the ever growing e-community of booksellers and their suppliers in the UK market.

When Elsevier goes live at the start of July 2006, titles serviced via their UK distribution facilities will be available to registered booksellers with a PubEasy password for all ordering and enquiry needs. Booksellers who wish to receive free access to PubEasy, simply go to http://register.pubeasy.com and register online. Registered booksellers and distributors will be able to check price and availability, place orders, and track the status of ALL their Elsevier orders (including fax, telephone, EDI and more) twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere over the World Wide Web.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Elsevier as a PubEasy Affiliate," said Charles Halpin, General Manager of PubEasy. "The addition of Elsevier's books will expand upon our initiative of offering instant access to the world's greatest English language titles -- to all bookstores around the world. And we look forward to supporting Elsevier's commitment to supplying its customers with state-of-the-art service into the future."

"I am very pleased that Elsevier is joining the PubEasy community," said Peter Pounds, Elsevier's General Manager of Books Customer Service for Europe. "The range of services offered by PubEasy is of great benefit to our bookseller customers and it is important to Elsevier that our customers have choice in how they choose to transact with us. PubEasy will complement our existing range of customer service options and offers booksellers a 24 hours per day, 7 days a week e-commerce service with Elsevier and the rest of the community."

About PubEasy(R)

PubEasy is a division of Bowker, with over 18,000 booksellers in 110 countries. PubEasy offers publishers, distributors and wholesalers exposure to a large universe of potential clients, while increasing the ease in which booksellers can conduct business with their suppliers. Visit the PubEasy website at www.pubeasy.com to learn more.

Contacts

Daryn Teague
Teague Communications
Phone: 661-297-5292
E-Mail: dteague@teaguecommunications.com

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com