• Publishers are Creating Digital Storefronts that are Easily Discoverable by Consumers on Their Mobile Devices

Frankfurt, Germany, October 12, 2011 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair that Bearport Publishing and Scientific Publishing have selected the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem to power their digital storefronts and eBook catalogs.

The ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem is a complete end-to-end system that offers publishers a turnkey service and technology solution to build and sell enhanced digital publications for mobile and tablet devices across global markets. Publishers can create a consolidated digital storefront for discovery and purchase with their own branding, allowing them to deliver book titles directly to consumers. Users can search through titles by categories and preview titles before purchase, while a virtual bookshelf allows users to quickly access previously purchased titles. The ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem will be featured in the ACCESS booth (Hall 8.0 R940) at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

“eBook publishers are looking for ways to get their brand to stand out and be easily discovered by customers. With the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem platform, publishers can create branded apps for their users to view their entire catalog, facilitating the search for titles while also giving them a branding advantage,” said Ivan Dwyer, head of Digital Publishing Market Development and Content Alliances, ACCESS. “Bearport Publishing and Scientific Publishing are joining a growing list of publishers who are making their titles available in a digital form to tablet device users worldwide, including Alfred Music with their Total Sheet Music app available on the Apple App Store.”

Bearport Publishing, which offers high-interest nonfiction books on topics that appeal to young readers, such as animals, sports heroes, and scary places, will be making their 150+ book titles available to Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade readers via an iPad® app.

“At Bearport Publishing, we believe that providing kids with books they will want to read is one of the surest ways to increase their reading ability. With an iPad app, we will be able to make buying and reading books on a tablet part of the reading adventure,” said Kenn Goin, president and publisher, Bearport Publishing. “Partnering with ACCESS allows us to get into the digital territory easily with low risk and low cost.”

Scientific Publishing Ltd. provides anatomical charts, anatomical models and anatomical portfolios for patient education, students and consumers, and will make their catalog of anatomy book, health related study guides and chart portfolios available to tablet device users. Scientific Publishing will continue to produce new content including exclusive publications only available on the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem.

“With hospitals increasingly using iPads and other tablets for patient reporting and education, our app will make our informative illustrations and models quickly available to doctors and medical students wherever they are in the hospital,” said Thomas Schild, president, Scientific Publishing. “For us, the ACCESS solution is very simple and straightforward, allowing us to get our content in front of tablet users quickly with the option of scaling up to accommodate any new technologies and trends in the health care industry.”

For additional information please visit the ACCESS Digital Publishing website.
www.accessdpub.com

About ACCESS
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio including its NetFront series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

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