Atypon and Klopotek & Partner GmbH announce partnership to assist publishers to increase revenues

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David Kross
Atypon
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Santa Clara, California, October 19, 2005 – Atypon and Klopotek have formed a collaboration that will empower publishers with a focus on internet based content business, by offering a seamless integration between online distribution of products and back office processing for physical products.

The publishing industry is engaged in an era of technologically driven change unmatched since the time of Gutenberg. Publishers of high-quality content are focusing more and more on the capabilities of the web, developing new, complex and versatile access models and blended products. This has significant implications on almost all areas of publishing, from production planning through order processing to royalty statements.

Today the online publishing world is primarily subscription-based online access to various products on the basis of a simple or flat-rate agreements, as well as pay per view, one off document transactions, but soon there will be many more products and options available to meet the needs of customers and customer groups.

Klopotek, the leading provider of standardized business software solutions for publishers and Atypon, a premier provider of online distribution platforms have entered into an agreement to incorporate joint future publishing business models in their respective software solutions. This project will pool and capitalize on the online business, planning and order processing know-how that the two partners have built up over the course of their work with more than 300 international publishers.

The new capabilities made available by the integration of these industry leading solutions will add critical new sales and customer service capabilities to the classic print, online and new media products that publishers are already selling.

Atypon, which hosts over 1700 journals, is committed to open integration with key players in the journal supply chain and this collaboration represents an important next step in this strategy to integrate with those software vendors whose products are well established in the publishing marketplace.

Uli Klopotek, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Klopotek, said, "This is an exciting partnership opportunity for us. Many of our publisher customers are looking for this type of integrated solution to help them successfully balance the customer service demands of the physical and on line world in a cost effective manner."

Georgios Papadopoulos, President of Atypon added, "Our vision is to provide publishers with a complete solution for supporting the e-publishing process from content creation to content delivery. Publishers value the Atypon Premium e-publishing platform because it provides a robust and scaleable on line hosting solution for both large organizations like Blackwell, with over 800 journals, and for the smaller publisher with only one journal. The ability to seamlessly integrate with an industry leading supplier of integrated business systems is further compelling evidence that Literatum is 'tuned in' to the requirements of Internet-savvy publishers and is consistent with our strategy of supplying a complete publishing solution for our clients."

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon 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, Atypon Link (the former Extenza service) and Atypon Premium that together with other custom services provide services to over 60 publishers. These clients include major websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and CrossRef as well as mid-sized commercial and not-for profit publishers. Atypon Link provides a fully managed low-cost e-publishing solution to publishers worldwide including Walter de Gruyter, the American Marketing Association, and Thomas Telford. 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 with offices in New York and Oxford. For more information on Atypon, please visit http://www.atypon.com.

Media Contacts:
Lucy McBride
Marketing Communications Executive
Atypon Limited
Tel: +44 (0)870 350 2032
lmcbride@atypon.com

About Klopotek

Klopotek is the leading supplier of software and consulting services for publishers of books and journals. Over 260 publishers specializing in all disciplines and genres, both physical and on-line, run their business on Klopotek software.

Klopotek publishing software, with its multilingual user interface, is supporting over more publishers worldwide than any other system. Many of the leading international publishing groups including Bertelsmann, Wolters Kluwer, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, Springer Science+Business Media, HarperCollins Publishers, T&F Informa and many others run their business on Klopotek software.

Klopotek standard software, which was designed and developed for publishing, combines typical ERP functionality with web server application technology, and covers a wide range of applications from the traditional printed book to eCommerce in a standardized and user-friendly interface. Klopotek solutions combine market leading technology with an extensive knowledge of publishing processes.

With its comprehensive publishing-specific functionality, Klopotek provides its customers with the best means of organizing their business successfully and efficiently in all planning and distribution phases, be it in editing, rights and licenses, royalties, production, marketing, distribution or delivery. Current publishing standards such as ISBN 13, EAN, EDI or ONIX are, of course, always incorporated and their inclusion in future developments is guaranteed.

Publishing houses working with Klopotek can make appreciable savings, lower their IT costs and simplify their work processes in every department. Customers using the Klopotek Publishing Solution know they can count on experience and professionalism now and in the future.

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