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American Book Trade Directory 2004-2005 —
50th Edition Now Available from Information Today, Inc.


April 28, 2004, Medford, NJ— Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announces the release of the 50th edition of American Book Trade Directory (ABTD). First published in 1915, ABTD is a valuable reference guide to the library and publishing communities across the U.S. and Canada.

With ABTD, navigating the book trade community in the U.S. has never been easier. This comprehensive guide provides information on nearly 30,000 retail and antiquarian book dealers, over 1,300 wholesalers, and nearly 100 book trade associations. ABTD is a useful tool for both publishers and librarians alike, enabling each to find the relevant information to fulfill their work needs.

For publishers, ABTD 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 ABTD invaluable in carrying out their responsibilities to their organization and their patrons. With it, librarians can:

• 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.

Organized by state and city, entries include store or company size, specialties, years in business, contact information, and notations for those businesses which handle audiocassettes and other sidelines. Also included in ABTD are important charts and graphs that helps to profile and track the latest trends in the book trade industry. ABTD truly is the only resource that does so much to help you keep track of the ever-changing bookselling and distribution industries.

American Book Trade Directory 2004–2005 is published by Information Today, Inc. (April 2004/c.1,900 pp/hardbound/ISBN 1-57387-186-9). For more information or to order, call (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; fax (609) 654-4309; e-mail custserv@infotoday.com, or log on to the ITI Web site at www.infotoday.com.


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