Salem Press Becomes Part of EBSCO Publishing

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Long-standing Partners Take Next Step: Providers of EBSCOhost® Acquire High-quality Reference Book Publisher

We've had a great relationship with Salem Press for years, and this was a logical move considering the magnitude of our existing partnership.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired Salem Press--combining a leading brand in reference publishing with the leading database producer. This is a natural extension of a longtime relationship as Salem Press content has been a mainstay in EBSCO database offerings for many years, including various Magill products and the Masterplots series.

The deal is the result of a natural synergy that exists with book content & database subjects. Salem Press is a high-quality publisher of material in areas where EBSCOhost® provides leading resources, including literature, history and consumer health. As Salem Press continues to expand its reach into these and other subject areas (e.g., science) content will continue to enrich EBSCOhost databases.

Salem Press content provides huge benefits to the literary and history researchers who are also served by EBSCOhost. EBSCO Publishing President, Tim Collins says, "We've had a great relationship with Salem Press for years, and this was a logical move considering the magnitude of our existing partnership." Salem Press has also contracted with EBSCO on occasion to create content that was not otherwise readily available to license. Collins says, "With this team in place, we can not only ensure stability of this great content in our databases, but be positioned well for steadily improving our databases, and adding content in areas of need. We are looking forward to the release of the much anticipated next iteration of the Masterplots series, which will be available in 2010. We are happy to welcome the Salem Press team into the EBSCO family and look forward to continuing the tradition of high-quality print publications."

EBSCO will bring digitization, indexing and platform expertise to the Salem Press content, providing the means for a larger reach with this content. EBSCOhost is the most-used for-fee research service--available in tens of thousands of institutions worldwide.

Berkery Noyes acted as Salem Press's exclusive financial advisor in its negotiations with EBSCO Publishing.

About Salem Press
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic. The company distributes its work to college, school and public libraries.

About Berkery Noyes
Berkery Noyes provides strategic mergers and acquisitions transaction advisory services, financial consulting and strategic research to middle-market information, media and technology companies in the United States and internationally. For more information, visit

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: information (at) EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


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