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February 12, 2007 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Macmillan Launches Ebook Sites

Macmillan has launched more than 30 ebook titles from its Macmillan New Writing ( and Macmillan Science ( imprints. These are now available to search and purchase online through the new BookStore platform (, built by MPS Technologies—part of the Macmillan group of companies (

Users can browse inside the content of each book before downloading the books in one of three industry-standard formats: Adobe eBook Reader, Microsoft Reader, and Mobipocket Reader. Macmillan said the ebooks are competitively priced. Alternatively, readers can buy online access to the ebooks or purchase a print copy. Further titles from a range of Macmillan and non-Macmillan publishers will be available later in 2007.

BookStore is a digital content platform that stores, displays, and sells ebook content on behalf of publishers. BookStore enables publishers to make their content available online while retaining full control over all copyright, pricing, and customer data. It also provides publishers with access to a range of new, flexible business models. The BookStore is designed to get more books to more readers while protecting authors' intellectual rights.

Source: MPS Technologies

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