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American College of Physicians Enters eBook Arena

Readers can now search and view content online and purchase electronic books

Philadelphia, April 28, 2009 -- More than 40 books published by ACP Press, the book publishing program of the American College of Physicians, are now available for purchase in digital format at www.acppress-ebooks.com.

At ACP's new electronic publishing site, visitors can search the full text of an entire book, view sample pages online before making a purchase, and purchase digital copies of books at reduced "eBook" prices.

"We wanted to better meet the needs of customers who like the accessibility and other benefits of electronic books, and www.acppress-ebooks.com enables us to do that," said Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, ACP's Deputy Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President for Medical Educations and Publishing. "It's helping the College meet its goal of providing information in whatever form the customer wants."

Digital book purchasers can store, read, and manage their eBooks in an easy-to-use personalized electronic bookshelf. Utilizing the iPublishCentral platform by Impelsys, ACP's eBooks are published using Flash technology that creates an electronic version of each page identical to the equivalent page in print. Users can bookmark pages, add notes, email a selected page to a friend, and place a link to an eBook on their personal blogs or Web sites. The abilities to purchase individual chapters of a book and to download an eBook for offline reading are coming soon.

A visitor can also search and view content online, and then purchase the print version of the book through convenient links to ACP's print product catalog (www.acponline.org/acppress).

www.acppress-ebooks.com was launched on April 22, 2009, making more than 40 eBook titles available online. Best sellers like Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure, How to Report Statistics in Medicine, Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient, The Quotable Osler, and more are now available in digital form.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 126,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illness in adults.

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