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12/07/2010

Chelsea, MI – Sheridan Books Inc., a Sheridan Group Inc. company, today announced the addition of three new Electronic Content Services (ECS) clients: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc, Western Schools, and Missouri History Museum.

“As reading preferences and technologies continue to evolve, publishers need to disseminate content to consumers in a variety of new ways to meet market demand,” said Joe Thomson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sheridan Books. “Sheridan’s ECS offering enables publishers to sell eBooks direct to consumers from their website, creating a new revenue stream for the publisher.  ECS also provides file conversion services and streamlines eBook distribution to an array of online retail partners.  We are excited to help publishers adapt, and reach new and existing customers, who prefer reading on computers, phones, tablets and other e-reader devices.”

Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the fields of social sciences and humanities, serving the academic and professional communities by providing the content they require in the format—print or electronic—that best meets their needs. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education, technical communication, and imagery.

“Baywood works hard to reach customers directly and prides itself on providing content to these customers when and how they want it.  Sheridan’s ECS program nicely compliments our existing print and electronic distribution offerings and will allow us to dramatically grow our eBook sales for years to come” stated Stuart Cohen, President, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

Western Schools is a well recognized, nationally accredited provider of continuing education. Since 1978 Western Schools has provided high quality continuing education courses to more than one million health care professionals with an extensive selection of current courses designed for:

  • Nurses (RNs, LPNs/LVNs, and APNs)
  • Social workers
  • Counselors (mental health & substance use)
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatric technicians
  • Nursing home administrators

All Western Schools courses have clearly defined educational goals and adhere to stringent requirements for curriculum planning and presentation. Western Schools is committed to professional growth and lifelong learning.

“We’ve successfully used Sheridan’s offset printing services for some time, and are now excited to reach the burgeoning iPad and tablet market place, with our leading continuing education materials,” said Bob Sample, Vice President at Western Schools. “Adding direct to consumer eBook sales functionality to our site was the next logical next step to increasing the sales of our titles.”

Missouri History Museum is known across the country for its exciting exhibits and superb archival resources; quality programming that includes lectures, school group tours, and special events; presentations by visiting theater groups; and as a leader in programming designed to share Missouri’s vibrant heritage with the public. Whether through educational settings, such as the Missouri History Speaker’s Bureau and genealogy workshops, or the performing arts, like Teens Make History, the Museum not only brings Missouri history to the state’s citizens, but also gives Missourians the tools they need to uncover history in their own lives.

The Museum also publishes Gateway, an award-winning annual magazine, which has served as the cornerstone of the Museum’s publication program for more than 30 years.

“We are excited to be working with Sheridan Books in the presentation of the History Museum’s first e-book. Our members and other readers too, will find ease, convenience, and satisfaction in purchasing Missouri History Museum e-publications through our web site, www.mohistory.org, and from the other major e-book vendors as well. Sheridan has long had an excellent reputation for quality and reliability, and Sheridan’s Electronic Content Services is an innovative and appreciated addition to those services,” said Robert R. Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum.

“We are pleased to welcome new customers Baywood Publishing, Western Schools, and Missouri History Museum to Sheridan Books, and we look forward to long collaborative relationships,” Mr. Thomson concluded.

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Sheridan Books, Inc. is a leading book manufacturer providing professional publishers complete book manufacturing services.  Sheridan Books provides sheet-fed and web offset printing, Digital Print Advantage, and Electronic Content Services.  Sheridan Books is a division of The Sheridan Group (Hunt Valley, MD).