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SAGE Partners with EMpact to Provide Electronic Products to Asia-Pacific, Australian, New Zealand and Latin American Libraries

For Immediate Release
Apologies for Cross Posting

SAGE Partners with EMpact to Provide Electronic Products to
Asia-Pacific, Australian, New Zealand and Latin American Libraries

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore (December 12, 2006) 
- SAGE Publications and EMpact Sales(tm) (EMpact), the publisher 
representation group within the EBSCO Information Services 
division, are pleased to announce a new sales partnership. Under 
the agreement, EMpact will represent SAGE electronic products to 
libraries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, New 
Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

EMpact will work with libraries in these countries to promote 
SAGE online product offerings, including SAGE Premier; SAGE 
Scientific, Technical, and Medical Packages; the award-winning 
SAGE Full-Text Collections; and the new SAGE Deep Backfile 

The sales partnership with EMpact will support the activities of 
SAGE's recently created Asia-Pacific office based in Singapore. 
Representatives from SAGE Asia-Pacific will be working directly 
with libraries in China, Japan, and south-east Asia, and 
collaborating with EMpact in the other countries listed above.

"Ensuring our customers in Asian, Australian, New Zealand and 
Latin American territories have representatives readily available 
in their regions to discuss their online product needs from SAGE 
is important to us," said Stephen Barr, Managing Director of 
SAGE's London office. "EMpact's global reach utilizing EBSCO's 
regional office network will provide close customer contact with 
responsiveness and knowledge of SAGE's online product offerings."

"EMpact is pleased to represent SAGE's quality online content in 
these regions," said Sid McNeal Jr., Vice President and General 
Manager, EMpact. "We are looking forward to the success we will 
generate for SAGE in these areas using the numerous creative 
resources of our EMpact group."


About SAGE

SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of 
journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, 
and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and 
educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, 
researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas 
including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, 
technology and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has 
principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and 
Singapore. www.sagepublications.com

About EMpact

EMpact Sales(tm) (EMpact) is part of the EBSCO group. EMpact's 
strong global presence, through its affiliation with EBSCO 
Information Services, makes it the ideal partner to expand your 
sales efforts and promote your products worldwide. The EMpact 
team can develop an exclusive and strategic plan for you to 
dramatically broaden exposure for your electronic products and 
content. As part of the EBSCO group, EMpact brings to your sales 
process an expanded team of newly established EMpact sales and 
marketing personnel working beside experienced EBSCO sales 
representatives who have been working with publishers and 
libraries for many years. With the support of fully staffed 
offices in 21 countries worldwide, EMpact's global reach makes it 
possible for content providers to take advantage of opportunities 
they might otherwise miss. Our representatives have produced 
successful sales results for publishers in Korea, Spain, Brazil, 
China, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan, Italy, France, the United 
Kingdom, Russia, Portugal, South Africa, the United States, 
Canada and other areas of Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

Tom Taylor
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
SAGE Publications

Valerie Johns
Senior Marketing Manager
SAGE Publications