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The Nation's Telephone Directories Available through Compact America

Magazine article Information Today

The Nation's Telephone Directories Available through Compact America

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Compact Publications, Inc. and Sony Electronic Publishing Company have introduced Compact America, a collection of nearly 1,000,000 useful United States addresses and telephone numbers in the Electronic Book format. Compact America is accessible through Sony's new Data Discman Electronic Book Player, a hand-held data retrieval system requiring no computer interface.

Compact America contains categories of listings covering business, education, entertainment, health, government, and travel. Within the education category, the Electronic Book contains all of the certified preschools, prep schools, colleges and universities in the country. A special section of the directory allows users to identify zip codes and area codes for all of the cities in the United States.

Compact Publications intends to produce Compact White Pages covering major cities in North America. Compact White Pages will contain the business and residential listings contained in major metropolitan area white pages. The following titles are scheduled for production this year: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Washington, Cleveland, Seattle, and St. …

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