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Pubnet . The Next Generation RATEX User Group July 2003 Minneapolis, MN. What is Pubnet? . The publishing industry’s leading Internet-based electronic commerce exchange that allows thousands of booksellers to access and place orders with hundreds of publisher

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Pubnet

The Next Generation

RATEX User Group

July 2003

Minneapolis, MN


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What is Pubnet?

The publishing industry’s leading Internet-based electronic commerce exchange that allows thousands of booksellers to access and place

orders with hundreds of publisher

and suppliers.


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Background Info

  • Originally created in the early 80’s by:

    • National Association of College Stores

    • Association of American Publishers

    • American Booksellers Association

    • R.R. Bowker


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Publishers

  • Major Publishers using Pubnet

    • Random House

    • HarperCollins

    • Simon & Schuster

    • Pearson

    • AOL-Time Warner Publishing

    • McGraw Hill

    • Thompson Learning

    • A complete list can be found at www.Pubnet.org


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Discounts

  • Publishers offering discounts for Pubnet Orders

    • HarperCollins 1%

    • Thompson ½-1%

    • Macmillan Computer Publishing ½% for orders

    • Simon & Schuster – 1% for orders (store must meet minimum order requirements)


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Bookstore Pricing

  • Bookstore Pricing

    • One time $75 fee to join

    • Free to use after joining – publishers pay all charges


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Pubnet Access

  • Two ways Bookstores access Pubnet

    • RATEX System – POS System

    • Pubnet.org - Web site

  • RATEX System

    • No manual purchase order re-entry

    • Access through FTP (File Transfer Protocol)




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Support

  • Comprehensive Client Services

    • One-call support - 1.800.PUBNET.1

    • Available through phone, fax, Web site & e-mail from 9 am to 7 pm Eastern time


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Headline Changes

  • Bowker acquires Pubnet- July 2002

  • Ongoing participation from NACS, ABA

    and AAP

  • Pubnet ops integrated into Bowker- Jan 2003

    • Includes sales, marketing & customer service

  • Bowker acquires PubEasy- February 2003

  • >$1 million investment in s/w development

    • 2003/2004

  • Currently rolling out enhancements


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    Pubnet Road ShowAugust-December 2002

    Meetings with bookstores, publishers, distributors, POS providers across the U.S.

    • Understand Pubnet strengths and challenges

    • Recognize market needs

    • Create Pubnet development plan


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    New Features

    • Document Cycle Tracking System (DCTS)

    • Textbook Bundle Finder

    • Rapid Response

    • General Merchandise – Launch Q4


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    New Features

    Document Cycle Tracking System (DCTS)

    • Order visibility

    • Shipment management

    • Compliance checking/certification




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    Textbook Bundlefinder

    • Textbook Bundlefinder

      • Thomson

      • McGraw

      • VHPS

      • Houghton Mifflin






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    Rapid Response

    • Publisher Rapid Response

      • Houghton Mifflin

      • Harper Collins,

      • NACSCORP

      • Random House

      • McGraw Hill


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    General Merchandise

    General merchandise module 4th Q ‘03

    • Pilot project underway

    • RATEX & other POS providers, 10 vendors

    • RATEX intends to enable all EDI capabilities it has piloted as direct FTP thorough Pubnet in the near future

    • All RATEX users that have the Link Module on maintenance will receive the upgrades


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    Databasethrough Pubnet.org

    • Publisher fees eliminated

    • Goal is to increase the number of participating publishers

    • More community value

    • Textbook Bundlefinder integrated


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    The New Approach

    Actively Involved in the Publishing Industry

    • Engaged and involved

    • Communication

    • Problem solving

    • Goal is to drive supply chain efficiencies across the book industry


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    CommunicationsPart I

    • Pubnet.org

    • NACS hosted Pubnet listserv

    • Pubnet newsletter (quarterly)


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    CommunicationsPart II

    • RATEX system Pubnet user guides

    • Pubnet User Group meeting

      October 2-3, 2003 in Peabody, MA

      Bookstore pricing $195/person

      Discounted price $145 until August 15th

    • RATEX User Group meeting – October 2ed


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    Pubnet/PubEasy Strategic Complementarity

    PubEasy

    Pubnet

    Business Integration

    Publisher fulfillmt systems

    Retail POS systems

    Core Functionality

    Price and availability

    Ordering

    Core Markets

    Trade

    College

    PubEasy Acquisition


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    Community, Community, Community

    Why are booksellers reacting so favorably?

    • unprecedented inquiry & transactional access

    • speeds access to critical data

    • demystifies doing business on the Internet

    • reduces high cost infrastructure

    • brings buyers and sellers together

    • 1 password, 1 system


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    Pubeasy Functionality

    • Pricing and Availability Queries

    • Order Status (all sources)

    • Electronic Ordering

    • Transact (batch ISBN processing)

    • PubEasy Central (coming soon)

      • Allows searching across publishers


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    Top-level links

    Standard Functionality

    Easy

    Industrial Site

    • Customers can:

    • Search

    • Check Availability

    • Place orders

    • Track orders

    • Download Results


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    Search & Check Availability

    • Search via

    • title

    • ISBN

    • author

    • publisher

    • series

    • Results:

    • In Print & In Stock

    • Reprinting

    • Not Yet Published

    • Remaindered

    • Out of Stock


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    Enriched Bibliographic Information

    • Detailed information

    • title

    • carton size

    • publication date

    • related ISBN

    • other editions

    click on the Book…


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    Marketing Information

    • Link to any marketing/ consumer website

    • Providing:

    • Jacket Cover

    • Reviews

    • Sample Chapter

    • Author Tour Dates

    • TOC


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    Order Status Results

    • Real-time order status:

    • ISBN

    • PO Number

    • Results:

    • Order in Progress

    • Invoiced/Stock fulfilled

    • Not yet published

    • Back Order

    • Reprinting

    Carrier & Shipper links


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    Carrier Links

    Seamless

    Easy

    Accurate


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    Transact

    Integrate with Users’ ordering system

    Eliminate re-keying

    Downloadable


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    Publishers

    • Publishers:

      • Random House

      • HarperCollins

      • Time Warner

      • Holtzbrink

    • Complete list at www.PubEasy.com

    • Key focus on adding Textbook Publishers


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    For Bookstores

    Free to users

    Fast and easy

    Saves phone calls

    User-friendly Interface

    Great Functionality

    For Publishers

    Improved customer service

    Fewer phone calls

    Exchange Service for small publishers

    Benefits


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    Bowker and RATEX BIP promotion

    Books In Print Database


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    What’s Included

    Integrated on your RATEX System

    Extended Title Database – 4.2 million records

    Weekly updates

    Stores requesting daily updates – Extra $50/mo. Fee

    Pricing

    Single User License - $1,995/yr.

    Multi-User (up to 10) User License - $4,995/yr.

    Over 10 Users Bowker will provide a custom quote

    Books In Print Database


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    Summary

    • Substantial new development underway to increase Pubnet customer value

    • Sign-up for Pubnet!

      • Call us (800.Pubnet.1), e-mail us (info@pubnet.org)

    • PubEasy- information and sign-up at www.PubEasy.com

    • Come to the RATEX & Pubnet User Group meeting

      • October 2nd and 3rd in Boston


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    Questions????

    • Substantial new development underway to increase Pubnet customer value

    • Sign-up for Pubnet!

      • Call us (800.Pubnet.1), e-mail us (info@pubnet.org)

    • PubEasy- information and sign-up at www.PubEasy.com

    • Come to the RATEX & Pubnet User Group meeting

      • October 2nd and 3rd in Boston


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