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Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group will launch a new eBook platform

Press Release
12 November 2008
For immediate release

Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group collaborate to 
launch new eBook platform

In response to the growing demand for digital resources Palgrave 
Macmillan will launch the eBook platform, Palgrave Connect, in 
January 2009.

Developed in association with Palgrave Macmillan's sister 
company, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), Palgrave Connect offers 
libraries a flexible approach to building an eBook collection in 
the Humanities, Business and Social Sciences.  Over 4000 e-books 
will be available in January 2009.  The collections are organized 
and sold by year of publication and discipline.  2009 collections 
will receive quarterly updates with newly published titles. Both 
the backlist and the 2009 collections are available via a 
"one-time perpetual access" purchase model.

Palgrave Connect is powered by NPG's award winning online 
platform nature.com alongside the Palgrave journals content. 
The choice of NPG as partner also means that librarians can 
control their institution's subscriptions to journal and eBook 
products from both publishers via one administration system and 
with a single point of contact for customer service. 
www.palgraveconnect.com incorporates NPG's full range of library 
services, including institutional usage reports and promotional 
tools.  MARC records will be included with all collections at the 
time of purchase. We are now closer to hosting both eBooks and 
journals on the same platform soon, as an important first step 
towards offering completely integrated content collections in the 

'Access to books online is rapidly becoming as important for 
academics and professionals as traditional print models - in some 
cases even more important, since eBooks bring powerful benefits 
such as searchability, remote access and multiple concurrency. 
Palgrave Macmillan's new e-book platform, Palgrave Connect, 
brings together our rich backlist in each subject area together 
with new titles publishing around the same time as the print 
version, to offer libraries an exceptional range and quality of 
research in digital format.' - Alison Jones, Director of Digital 
Development, Palgrave Macmillan

Preview Palgrave Connect at ALA 2009

Palgrave Macmillan will offer exclusive previews of Palgrave 
Connect at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting 
<http://www.ala.org/midwinter> in Denver, CO.  Visit Palgrave 
booth # 1113 this January 23-26, 2009 to request a brief 
demonstration or to register for a free trial.

About Palgrave Connect

Palgrave Connect will allow unlimited simultaneous access to 
eBooks for subscribing members of the library community.  All 
eBooks are fully searchable and can be downloaded and printed. 
In addition, once a library purchases Palgrave eBook collections, 
they own the book content for use in perpetuity. Libraries can 
choose complete eBook collections or any combination of 
collections in the following eight subject areas:

*	Business & Management
*	Economics & Finance
*	History
*	Language & Linguistics
*	Literature & Performing Arts
*	Political & International Studies
*	Religion & Philosophy
*	Social & Cultural Studies

Palgrave Connect will be sold by the Palgrave Macmillan Online 
Sales Team headed by Michael Schluter in the USA and Becky 
Hartnup in the UK. Librarians seeking a trial or more information 
should email: onlinesales@palgrave-usa.com.

About Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is a global publisher, serving learning and 
scholarship in higher education and the professional world. We 
have an established and distinguished track record in 
international academic publishing with considerable strengths in 
the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. Our academic 
publishing program includes textbooks, journals, monographs, 
professional and reference works in print and online. We also 
publish a highly acclaimed non-fiction trade list representing 
the best thinking and research in the core areas of Politics, 
Business, History and Current Affairs. Palgrave Macmillan 
represents an unbroken tradition of 150 years of independent 
publishing, continually reinventing itself for the future. For 
more information, please visit www.palgrave.com 

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group is a division of Macmillan Publishers 
Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic and professional 
scientific and medical communities. NPG's flagship title, Nature, 
was first published in 1869. Other publications include Nature 
research journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Clinical Practice and a 
range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned 
publications. NPG also provides news content through Nature News. 
Scientific career information and free job postings are offered 
on Naturejobs.  NPG is a global company with headquarters in 
London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, 
Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Delhi, Mexico 
City, Madrid and Basingstoke.  For more information, please visit 
www.nature.com <http://www.nature.com/> .

For further information or to arrange a preview of Palgrave Connect at
the American Library Association- 2009 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO

Denise De La Rosa
Senior Marketing Manager
Palgrave Macmillan