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Baker & Taylor and Wiley ink print-on-demand agreement

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Charlotte, N.C. - Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today announced it has signed an agreement for its TextStream Digital Print Service to provide print-to-order services for leading publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wiley's wide variety of backlist titles, spanning a broad range of well-known professional and trade series, will be available for quick delivery to Baker & Taylor's worldwide network of library and retail customers.

"This agreement with Wiley, a premier publishing partner, is a noteworthy step in the growth of Baker & Taylor's TextStream services," said Tom Morgan, CEO of Baker & Taylor. "Wiley has been a thought leader and active proponent of the effective use of digital printing, and we are pleased that Wiley has chosen TextStream to be a trusted service provider in this arena."

Its agreement with Wiley is Baker & Taylor's latest step in expanding TextStream's reach in the publishing community. TextStream provides publishers with a full range of print-on-demand/print-to-order services with a wide variety of binding formats and trim sizes. TextStream eliminates inventory guesswork by printing publishers' books as publishers sell them. Combined with Baker & Taylor's unparalleled reach into library and retail channels, TextStream is an exceptional partner for Wiley, which has a wide-ranging selection of must-have titles covering such subjects as business, education, health, religion and travel.

"We chose Baker & Taylor because of the expanded reach into public and academic libraries that its extensive distribution network affords to the many thousands of titles in our Global Demand Print Program," said Lynn Terhune, noted industry spokesperson and Global Digital Print Administrator for Wiley Corporate. "We are delighted that TextStream will help us quickly get our highly informative books into readers' hands."




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