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Ames On-Demand and Tichenor Publishing Enter Custom Publishing Agreement

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

SOMERVILLE, Mass.--Aug. 4, 2003-- Ames On-Demand, a leading provider of content management and digital custom printing solutions, has entered into an agreement to provide custom publishing technology and short-run digital book manufacturing services for Tichenor Publishing (TIS), a division of the TIS Group. Upon executing the contract, Ames On-Demand began development of a fully functioning TIS BookBuild Web site, which includes a secure digital library and online ordering system for the academic customers of TIS. Also under this agreement, Ames On-Demand will provide TIS academic customers with: -- Custom publishing Web services for producing coursepacks and other educational and training materials for faculty members and students in TIS customers' classrooms and online courses; -- Delivery of coursepacks and other course materials in various forms, including as digitally printed books, or e-books, and directly to students and other course participants; -- Links from TIS Web pages to Ames On-Demand's TIS BookBuild system through which TIS production staff and its registered faculty customers may directly create and order coursepacks and other supplementary course materials. -- Short-run digital book manufacturing services including one-color and four-color digital printing, various binding options, and kitting and fulfillment. "Ames On-Demand's BookBuild Web services are at work 'behind the scenes' when TIS production staff or professors build custom coursepacks on TIS' site," said Michael Shea, senior vice president for Ames On-Demand. "TIS provides the rights to the course materials, while Ames On-Demand provides the production technology and short-run book manufacturing services to deliver any combination of those materials in the order that the instructor wants." "By partnering with Ames On-Demand, Tichenor Publishing is able to fulfill a need in the higher education marketplace for custom published materials," said Raymond Tichenor, president of T.I.S., Inc.




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