(16 March 2015, Fresh Meadows, NY) Due to tremendous growth in the eBook market, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penerbit USM, thereafter USM Press) tapped Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) to convert its inventory of books and academic journals to EPUB format. In the past 21 months, this partnership has facilitated growth of USM Press’s list of eBook titles and digitized journals, and penetration of the global distribution channels that extend its product reach.
“DCL’s solution for USM is of the highest quality, with fast turnaround times. The result to date is a 15 – 20 percent increase in market penetration for our titles,” says Akhiar Salleh, the Director of USM Press. “We are considered the pioneer of end-to-end EPUB production and distribution for academic publishers in Malaysia. Our eBooks are available locally and globally on Amazon, Google Play and e-Sentral through our aggregators such as OverDrive and Trajectory, with more distribution channels in the pipeline including Kobo and Barnes and Noble.”
“Our work with USM Press began in earnest with a pilot conversion of two of their books to EPUB back in 2013,” said Mark Gross, CEO of DCL. “The geographic distance between us proved to be no barrier, and the digital collaboration between our teams has been outstanding. We’re delighted to see USM’s successful entry into the eBooks market and are proud to be a part of the effort.”
Read the full announcement here.