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Ingram and Bowker Announce New CD-ROM Product

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Ingram and Bowker Announce New CD-ROM Product

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Ingram and Bowker Announce New CD-ROM Product

Ira Siegel, president of R.R. Bowker, and Steven J. Mason, president of Ingram Distribution Group, Inc., have announced the development of a new CD-ROM product, Ingram-Books in Print Plus, to be marketed by Ingram Customer Service Systems.

The new system will enable booksellers to have quick and flexible access to timely Ingram inventory information in conjunction with Books in Print Plus database on a single compact disc.

"We're proud to join forces with Ingram to make Books in Print Plus an invaluable tool for booksellers everywhere," states Siegel. "From the beginning, Bowker's Plus System has displayed an enormous power for preselling and upselling. With the addition of Ingram inventory records and Flash-Back electronic ordering, Ingram-Books in Print Plus will greatly enhance booksellers' service to their customers."

Major features of the system include weekly title-by-title updates of the Ingram book and audio inventories, Ingram FlashBack electronic ordering capabilities, software interfacing to the IBID inventory control system and the Books in Print Plus search software and database, with an integrated databased of complete records on 21,000 publishers. Included among the more than 790,000 citations on the Books in Print Plus database are complete listings from Books in Print, Subject Guide to Books in Print, Forthcoming Books in Print, Suplement to Books in Print, Children's Books in Print, and the Subject Guide to Children's Books in Print. …

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