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Edwards Brothers Sets Up Digital Book Center for Na Publishing

October 30, 2009
ANN ARBOR, MI—October 30, 2009—Edwards Brothers announced today that it has signed a three-year contract with NA Publishing, Inc. (formerly known as National Archive Publishing Co.) to produce XanEdu CoursePacks as well as custom publications. The products, formerly produced on-site at NA Publishing, will now be produced at Edwards Brothers' Ann Arbor facility, creating an NA Publishing digital center within the plant. Edwards Brothers has hired former NA Publishing employees to join a team of EB employees to handle the work. Equipment will also be transferred to Edwards Brothers as part of the agreement.

Edwards Brothers pioneered setting up digital book centers in customer locations and runs numerous facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. But this is the first time a customer-dedicated center will be set up on Edwards Brothers' property, which is just a few miles from NA Publishing.

"It's part of our long-term strategy to print locally, close to customer distribution centers," said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers. "It's a win-win situation. We get to grow with an existing client and expand our capacity. And we're able to offer NA Publishing expertise and economies of scale not possible with a small stand-alone operation."

Edwards Brothers digital book centers are part of its Life of Title program. By offering multiple offset and digital print platforms that allow economical printing from one copy to thousands, Edwards Brothers helps customers control manufacturing, inventory, and associated carrying costs by printing more closely to actual demand. The result is the maximization of a title's revenues and profits from cradle to grave.

About Edwards Brothers, Inc.:
Established in 1893, Edwards Brothers, Inc., is Michigan's largest privately owned book, journal, and catalog manufacturing firm specializing in medium, short, and ultra-short runs for publishers, authors, scholarly societies, industrial firms, universities, and others. The fourth-generation family business has seven sales offices and employs 700 people in three facilities: the Ann Arbor, MI, headquarters and two production plants in Lillington, North Carolina. The company also operates nine on-site and remote digital printing operations for a variety of publishers in both the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our web site at www.edwardsbrothers.com.

About NA Publishing, Inc.:
NA Publishing, Inc. was established in 2005 and comprises established businesses acquired from ProQuest Information and Learning. The company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Its main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. NA Publishing, Inc. is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, go to http://www.napubco.com.
 

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