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An Inside Look at the Book Trade Industry: American Book Trade Directory 2003-2004, 49th edition

May 12, 2003, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announces the release of the latest edition of American Book Trade Directory (ABTD). In two volumes, this comprehensive guide to the library and publishing communities puts users in touch with libraries all across the U.S. and Canada and gives the statistics and trend analysis that librarians, publishers, and other industry watchers need to keep up with the ever-changing book trade community.

For publishers, American Book Trade Directory is a useful resource for identifying new buyers and reestablishing old contacts. In addition to researching basic sales leads, publishers can use ABTD to:

• Find distributors for books, paperbacks, magazines, software, audiocassettes, or other sidelines
• Track down retailers and wholesalers that specialize in specific categories or subjects
• Access survey results on sales transactions, sideline ratios, and mailing lists
• Find information on regional and national bookseller organizations

Librarians also will find American Book Trade Directory invaluable in their responsibilities to their organization and their patrons. With ABTD, librarians can:

• Track down anyone or anything in the book selling business, including distributors and jobbers
• Locate subject specialists anywhere in the country by state
• Find wholesalers and distributors for hard-to-find books, audiobooks, magazines, and software
• Help patrons find stores that carry books in any of 49 foreign languages
• Research the latest book trade statistics, developments, and trends
• Locate library collection appraisers and library auctioneers

American Book Trade Directory 2003-2004 (May 2003/$299/ISBN 1-57387-157-5) is available through Information Today, Inc. To order, call (800) 300-9868—outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266—or order online at

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