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Baker & Taylor Inks Print-On Demand Agreement with World Scientific Publishing
Baker & Taylor( 08/24/2010 )

Baker & Taylor Inks Print-On Demand Agreement with World Scientific Publishing

- TextStream unit to provide print services for leading global publisher -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Aug. 24, 2010 - Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today announced it has signed an agreement for its TextStream unit to provide print-to-order services for World Scientific Publishing, a leading international scientific publisher. World Scientific's wide variety of academic titles, spanning an extensive range of scientific disciplines, will be available for quick delivery to Baker & Taylor's worldwide network of library and retail customers.

"This agreement with World Scientific Publishing is a noteworthy addition to the growing portfolio of publishers leveraging Baker & Taylor's TextStream as well as our other digital offerings," said Larry Bennett, Vice President, Digital Print Media for Baker & Taylor. "We are pleased that World Scientific has selected TextStream as a trusted provider of print-on-demand services."

The agreement with World Scientific Publishing represents Baker & Taylor's latest expansion of TextStream into the academic publishing community.

TextStream provides publishers with a full range of print-on-demand and print-to-order services with a wide variety of binding formats and trim sizes. TextStream eliminates inventory guesswork by printing publishers' books as they sell them. Combined with Baker & Taylor's vast library and retail channels, TextStream represents an excellent and rich resource for World Scientific, which has an extensive selection of informative titles in subjects including physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and social sciences.

"Together with Baker & Taylor, we will work to serve academic customers by quickly getting into readers' hands the books they need," said Ruth Zhou, Senior Marketing Executive for World Scientific. "We are excited to be part of such an engaging, solution-oriented program."

About Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, Inc. ( is the world's largest aggregator and distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Baker & Taylor is proud to power Blio (, the world's most flexible, engaging and revolutionary e-reading application. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm. Baker & Taylor and the Baker & Taylor logo are trademarks of Baker & Taylor, Inc. Other company and product names mentioned for identification purposes may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About World Scientific Publishing

World Scientific Publishing Company ( is a leading international scientific publisher. Our mission is to develop the highest quality knowledge-based products and services for the academic, scientific, professional, research and student communities worldwide. Each year, World Scientific publishes more than 500 books and 120 journals in various fields, including physics, mathematics, and engineering.

Media Contacts:

Baker & Taylor
Amy Baldwin George

World Scientific Publishing
Ruth Zhou
201-487-9655, ext. 333

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