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The Australian Publishers Association (APA) today announced that TitlePage would be brought back under the direct management of the Association.
TitlePage is the book industry’s price and availability look-up service for all books available in Australia.
Over the next six months TitlePage will be relocated to a new local platform. There will be no immediate changes to the user interface or point of sale (POS) integration with TitlePage. The migration of data will not entail any interruption of service.
The new management structure will integrate user groups into the overall management of the TitlePage system to assist in its long-term development.
The transition will be complete in April 2017.
‘TitlePage has been critical to the development of a healthy book industry. It has made a real difference to the information retailers can give to customers and the speed with which books can reach Australian consumers,’ said Louise Adler, President of the APA.
‘It has been a privilege to be part of the evolving TitlePage story over the past 5 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,’ said Gary Pengelly, General Manager of ProQuest (Thorpe-Bowker) Australia.
‘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 Michael Gordon-Smith, Chief Executive of the APA.
The APA thanks ProQuest for its efficient and stable management of TitlePage over the last five years, and appreciates that ProQuest will be assisting in the smooth transition of the TitlePage system.
TitlePage was created in 2004 to address the book industry’s need to have a single, industry-wide lookup service for all books in the Australian market. It was developed and funded by the major publishing houses to give booksellers and libraries across the country access to current information on price and availability.
The APA was established in 1948 as the peak body for the Australian publishing industry. Our membership represents over 94% of the industry by turnover.
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