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Ellibs Increases Range of Science and Technology Ebook Store in the Nordic Countries

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Turku, March 12, 2008 – Ellibs and Elsevier – a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services – have concluded a co-operation agreement. Thousands of high-quality titles by Elsevier are now also available through Ellibs, with almost 2 000 new titles coming out annually.

”This cooperation will significantly expand the already wide range of ebooks available through Ellibs. At the same time, it is a gratifying recognition of our know-how in the development of sales, marketing and technology related to ebooks,” says Jarmo Heikkilä from Ellibs Ltd.

”We are pleased to be partnering with Ellibs to distribute our growing list of ebooks. We believe that the ebook era is only just beginning. Ebooks allow us to provide our customers with first-rate content in the form that best meets their requirements,” says Tom Rosenthal, Senior Manager Electronic Product Sales from Elsevier’s Science and Technology Books division.

Ebooks are electronic books downloaded over the web, which can be bought or borrowed from a library similarly to a printed book. Ebooks borrowed from a library are automatically returned at the end of the loan period. Advantages of the digital book include immediate availability and all-round search properties: for example, an ebook allows you to look for information in a way similar to search engines.

For more information please contact:


Ellibs Ltd
Jarmo Heikkilä
Managing Director
tel. +358 2 279 3300

Elsevier
Tom Rosenthal
Senior Manager, Electronic Product Sales
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
San Diego, CA
Tel. +1 619 699 6806

About Ellibs

Ellibs Ltd is a company specialising in the sales, marketing and technology of ebooks. Ellibs offers its customers automated services relevant to electronic publication and management of materials. Its partners include a number of non-fiction publishers, libraries and companies both in Finland and Europe. The Ellibs store already features some 15,000 ebooks, with the selection increasing daily. Ellibs is part of the Lingsoft Group.

About Elsevier


Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

 
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