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Release Date: March 11, 2002

Logos Research Systems, Inc.
- A Profitable (!) Ebook Publisher -

 

Logos Research Systems, Inc., a privately held eBook publisher, is embarking upon its second decade of profitable operations, investing and expanding in the midst of an economic downturn that has proven lethal to many high-tech companies. Logos has leveraged its niche Bible software market in order to expand into academic and reference markets through a subsidiary, Libronix Corporation.

"With all the negative reports coming from the electronic publishing industry, people overlook the quiet success of companies serving niche markets," said Bob Pritchett, president and CEO, Logos Research Systems, Inc. "We remain profitable by identifying and serving the very specific needs of our customers, whether in the academic, reference, or religious markets."

Industry Leaders

In 1992, Logos founders Bob Pritchett and Kiernon Reiniger produced the first commercial Bible software for Windows: Logos Bible Software for Microsoft Windows v1.0. The company followed this up with version 2.0 in 1995, which became one of the first commercial applications to use Unicode technology. Since those early years Logos has continued to lead the eBook industry by its commitment to multilingual texts and interface (working with both Asian and European languages), by pioneering the transition from electronic books to digital libraries (transforming information into answers), and through innovative work in keylinking (dynamically generating relevant links between texts).

eBook Formats

Logos has published more than 2500 eBooks. Titles for Microsoft Reader, Gemstar eBook, and Palm are available at online bookstores Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books, and Amazon.com. Titles for the company's proprietary formats-the Logos Library System (LLS) and the Libronix Digital Library System (LDLS)-are primarily targeted to religious markets. Visit www.logos.com/ebooks for a partial list.

Publisher Agreements

Logos publishes titles from more than 100 different print publishers and licenses technology to dozens more. Partners include Oxford University Press, Harper Collins Publishers, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Facts On File, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House Publishers, Baker Book House, InterVarsity Press, United Bible Societies, and many others.

Distribution

Logos has a distribution presence in over 25 countries on 4 continents, including South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, Norway and Russia. Distribution channels include online bookstores such as Powell's Books and Amazon.com, Ingram, discount software retailers such as Wal-Mart and CompUSA (licensed into software bundles), direct mail/phone/internet sales, and CBA member retail stores.

About the company

Logos Research Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation located in Bellingham, Wash., is the leading publisher of high-end, award-winning, multilingual Bible software. The company serves church, academic and lay markets, striving to bring the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide. Logos can be found on the web at: www.logos.com

Libronix Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logos Research Systems, Inc., delivers technology and services that help publishers build one-to-one relationships with users through an integrated, commerce-enabled digital library system. Libronix can be found on the web at: www.libronix.com