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Press Release: Deals Done
Metapress® And Woodhead Publishing Forge Partnership To Build New E-book Platform

Posted at 9:58AM Thursday 16 Oct 2008

MetaPress®, the world's largest primary host of scientific, technical and medical content, is very pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Woodhead Publishing Limited (Woodhead Publishing), a leading independent, international, scientific and technical publishing company based in the United Kingdom.

According to the agreement, MetaPress will develop and host a multitiered e-book platform for Woodhead Publishing to be completed before July 2009. The new platform, which will consist of a primary site and several subject-specific sites, is needed to accommodate the substantial growth that Woodhead Publishing has experienced surrounding e-book publications in the following subject areas:

•Food science, technology and nutrition

•Materials technology

•Welding and metallurgy

•Mechanical and civil engineering

•Textile technology

•Environmental technology

•Finance, commodities and investment.

Managing director of Woodhead Publishing, Martin Woodhead, said, "After extensive market research to establish the needs of our customers, we are delighted to partner with MetaPress in the development of our e-platform. The proposal that MetaPress provided matched our requirements precisely, and we are very much looking forward to launching the new platform in the summer of 2009."

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. A primary source online hosting platform for almost 32,000 scholarly publications across the globe, MetaPress 2.0 provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format. Currently, MetaPress provides services and support to 184 publishers.

About MetaPress www.metapress.com

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience who appreciates the high quality of client services that MetaPress provides. As a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace, MetaPress has grown to become the world's largest primary content host site. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded Web site development, and e-commerce support.

MetaPress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a diversified company founded in 1944.

About Woodhead Publishing Limited www.woodheadpublishing.com

Established in 1989, Woodhead Publishing is one of the fastest growing publishers in the United Kingdom. The Company's success is based on quality standards, including customer-based market research, the appointment of world-class editors and authors, attention to editorial detail, good production, and excellent sales and marketing.

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For more information, please contact:

Michael Margotta

Director of Sales and Marketing

MetaPress

Martin Woodhead

Managing Director

Woodhead Publishing Limited

http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/Resources/MetaPress.pdf




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