Atypon expands e-publishing services by adding Extenza to its suite of products and services

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SANTA CLARA, CA – February 7, 2005 – Atypon announced today that it is expanding its e-publishing solutions with the acquisition of Extenza from Royal Swets and Zeitlinger BV.

Atypon has worked with publishers since 1996. Atypon's Literatum solution has been serving large and mid-sized publishers with an end-to-end e-publishing solution since 1998. It maintains publisher websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, University of California Press. Caliber, Lawrence Erlbaum Associate's LEAOnline, as well as providing the backbone technology for CrossRef. Extenza has offered publishers a low-cost, fully managed journal-hosting service since its launch in March 2003. With these two solutions in place, Atypon will be able to serve a wider range of publishers.


The Literatum e-publishing solution offers publishers a complete platform that manages each step of the process from content production and linking to administration of content collections and licensing models through full control of a custom-designed, branded website for their users. Publishers use a sophisticated administration tool to gain a high level of hands-on administrative control of their online business and a customized, feature-rich web site to present their content.

Atypon is continuing to build on this platform with modules that allow publishers greater control over the content and appearance of their site, additional tools to efficiently mine usage data and create marketing and outreach programs.

Literatum is geared towards publishers wishing to maximize the power of the internet to build their online business, experiment with new business models and content configurations, customize their Websites, and reach a wider audience.


The Extenza e-publishing solution provides publishers with a low-cost and streamlined platform for total management of production, hosting and delivery of content online. Extenza simplifies the process of getting content online and into a feature-rich internet environment.

Atypon will maintain the Extenza solution and offer publishers the same level of service that Extenza has been known for.

Extenza offers publishers an easy-to-implement online solution that is economical and secure while providing its librarian and user community with the features and service that they need.

"These two complementary services give Atypon the ability to serve a wide range of publishers who have different objectives as to functionality versus cost," said Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon's CEO. "And as publishers change their strategy, they can seamlessly upgrade their online service. We will continue to enhance and grow both Literatum and Extenza and both will benefit from Atypon's ongoing investment in R&D, participation in industry standards and attention to publishers' requirements."

Atypon will be demonstrating its e-publishing solutions at the Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference, February 7-9, 2005, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC.

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has focused on providing software and services to the information industry.

Atypon offers a suite of software and services for the Information Industry. Atypon has two electronic publishing services, Literatum and Extenza. Literatum powers major websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and CrossRef as well as mid-sized commercial and not-for profit publishers. Extenza provides a fully managed low-cost e-publishing solution to over 45 publishers worldwide. Other Atypon services include PDFplus, which dynamically adds links to PDFs and LINKplus, a full service linking solution for publishers.

The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains a European support office. For more information on Atypon Systems, please visit

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