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Ames On-Demand Unveils BookBuild 3.0 For Publishers

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SOMERVILLE, Mass.--Feb. 10, 2003--Ames On-Demand announced today the latest version of its Web-based content management and digital print solution for publishers: BookBuild 3.0. This new release is faster, more flexible, and more powerful than previous versions, offering best-of-breed capabilities never before available. Additionally, a new Introductory-Level BookBuild service makes it more affordable for small and mid-sized publishers. Most importantly, Ames On-Demand BookBuild 3.0 allows publishers and organizations in need of customized training manuals or books to reach new markets by meeting the short-run and content customization needs of trainers and educators. Ames On-Demand BookBuild 3.0 Features Include: * Secure Web-based reporting system to provide order information, order status, and royalty tracking; * Powerful administrative tools to free up the publisher's marketing and administrative staff to increase the publisher's productivity in these areas; * Optional creation and delivery of book blocks to locations worldwide: a true distribute and print solution; * Load-balanced Web services that distribute automated processes and to free limited server space. This creates a more stable network environment, which prevents overtaxing servers and enables faster delivery and output capabilities. * Customized front matter, table of contents, and indexes using XML; * Greater personalization capabilities, including unique watermarks; * New drag-and-drop functionality, making it easy to add, remove and rearrange book modules, chapters, or cases; * An increased number of acceptable formats for uploading content, including Word, PDF, PostScript, JPEG, Text, RTF, multi-page TIFFs, PowerPoint, and WordPerfect; * Improved expansion capabilities, enabling publishers to add entirely new modules, books, and manuals with ease; * More intuitive navigation; * Ability to view and approve publications online; * Ability to produce an evaluation copy of a custom publication; I Want It All...And Then Some That's no problem for Ames On-Demand: "We build to suit," said Bill Linnane, director of technology for Ames On-Demand. "BookBuild 3.0 is totally adaptable to the workflow and desires of publishers. And we're well-equipped at making our clients' visions a reality." New Introductory-Level Service For the first time, Ames On-Demand is offering an Introductory-Level BookBuild service for small and mid-sized publishers--or larger publishers looking to try custom publishing. This service level offers clients the same core features and benefits of BookBuild 3.0, just on a smaller scale. And clients can always expand the number of modules or books in their secure system at any time to meet their needs. "Ames On-Demand's Introductory-Level BookBuild service makes it possible for any publisher to try BookBuild with minimal investment," said Tom Delano, business development executive for Ames On-Demand. "BookBuild can help publishers close incremental new business from customers that require constant revision, customization, or personalization to their publications, while delivering precisely what their customers want. And now any size publisher or training organization can afford it." About Ames On-Demand Ames On-Demand provides Web-based content management, digital print, and electronic delivery solutions for publishers and organizations nationwide. Through these services, Ames On-Demand helps publishers meet the rising need for offering content in a variety of recombined forms and formats. In 1996, Ames On-Demand developed its first BookBuild custom publishing system linked to high-speed digital printers--and has remained at the forefront of the industry ever since. Ames On-Demand is a division of Ames Safety Envelope Company, a privately held company founded in 1919 and headquartered in Somerville, MA.