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TitlePage to return to the APA

Direct management of the Australian book industry’s price and availability service TitlePage will return to the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the organisation has announced in a statement.

TitlePage has been managed under licence by ProQuest (Thorpe-Bowker) Australia, the parent company of Books+Publishing, for the past five years. The service was originally developed by the major publishers in 2004 and managed by the APA.

TitlePage will be relocated to a new platform over the next six months, with the transition to be completed in April 2017.

The APA said there will be ‘no immediate changes to the user interface or point of sale (POS) integration with TitlePage’ and that ‘the migration of data will not entail any interruption of service’.

A new management structure will ‘integrate user groups into the overall management of the TitlePage system to assist in its long-term development’.

‘We are keen to develop the TitlePage service further, to engage stakeholders in the future development of the system and to ensure that TitlePage remains a world-class supply-chain solution for the Australian book industry,’ said APA chief executive Michael Gordon-Smith.

ProQuest (Thorpe-Bowker) Australia general manager Gary Pengelly said in the statement: ‘It has been a privilege to be part of the evolving TitlePage story over the past five years. A dedicated team at ProQuest and within the APA have ensured TitlePage is positioned to further enhance the supply chain capabilities of the ANZ region. We’re excited for the future of TitlePage and we will work with the APA to ensure a smooth transition of the service back to local stewardship. We believe it is more important than ever that TitlePage, as the regional supply chain solution, continues to support the promotion of local industry infrastructure to present locally held and created content to ANZ consumers.’


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